2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Thank you for having me! Really excited about my new Mazda3;first new car I've owned (leased) since 1981;third Mazda that I've had. Really terrific to get much more than I expected.
It will be awhile before I need replacement parts,but I've noticed that the large parts houses (such as Advance Auto Parts,Carid,Tire Rack,etc.) do not stock parts (such as brake pads) for the Mexico-built 2016 Mazda3;Japan-built only. I suspect this will eventually change.
I've learned a lot from this forum already,especially about the required motor oil. Oddly the owner's manual is not very comprehensive;says nothing about using synthetic oil in the Mazda3. This forum will be my key adviser;I'm coming up 70,and I'll need all the help I can get! With today's vehicles,my do-it-yourselfer days are over.
Take care,and I'll be talkin' to ya'.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
198 Posts
Congrats and hello, also from San Diego.

Are you saying that, other than trim, there's a difference between specs on Mexican- and Japanese-built US-market 3s? Hard to believe that common parts wouldn't be interchangeable.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top