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I love my 2013 Mazda 3 i Grand touring. I love it's sports car look and feel. When I bought it in December I developed a rash on my legs and my torso. For months I went to doctors trying to figure out what was causing it. I kept breaking out in hive like rashes except that they wouldn't go away. Finally I was tested for various chemical compounds found in materials. i tried covering my seats but i still broke out every time I was in the car. I stopped driving my car 2 months ago. The other day i had to move my car. Just sitting in it felt like acid on my skin. My eyes were burning.
I never had any allergies to materials until I bought this car. Now I am sensitive to so many things.
I have been trying to sell the car but it is so new. The dealer won't give me more than 16K for it. I will be out $12,000 after only having it for 6 months. I have no idea how I am going to pay off the loan.
I feel like Mazda should take it back. This car caused me to get sick.
Has anyone else had similar experiences?
I am selling it for $21,000 on craig's list and cars.com but no takers.
 

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Cool story bro.

That sucks. I've never heard of anything like it before. Maybe u need to clean ur cabin air filter, maybe something is trapped in there and is blowing out. But yeah no one is gonna buy a used 3 for that. I sold my pretty much new speed3 for that. As soon as you drive off the lot the value decreases.
 

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Lol i never heard of this new found allergens on car interior, interesting though.

But yeah the value of the car goes down to like 80% after you take possession and drive it off the dealers lot.
 
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New cars contain new materials that become carcinogens. We should not close our windows and just expect the cabin air filters to clean the air. All the new materials are emitting gaseous fumes especially when they are new. It's recommended to drive with your windows down if not, use your air controls on higher settings and deactivate the recirculate button. Using the AC and closing your windows when you buy a car new is the worst thing ever. It recirculates the cabin air and no fresh air gets included. This is especially bad when you first hop in a hot car. The fumes are all mixed together from different materials and you are exposed to a nice blend of toxins.

Perhaps you are on prescribed medications that is making your body more sensitive to these irritants. Would this be the case?
 

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this is weird. Have the cabin filter changed. Can you park with windows down for a while? Maybe have the interior shampooed and cleaned?
 

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Considering it has been six months and there was not a medical emergency involved. I am sure they will all tell you to get lost. I have had allergies but nothing like this. I recommend you go to your family physician and get referred to an allergy specialist to get tested and get allergy shots. It would be a lot cheaper then ditching a new car.

Also, Does anyone else have these symptoms in your? Try swapping cars with a friend for a week or two.
 

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I really don't understand how you could be out $12k in 6 months even if you got the measly $16k back (as people have said instant value decrease) .. you paid $28k for it? My i touring out the door was under $20k.. even with taxes you added an awful lot of goodies or made a bad deal for an extra $8k for the grand touring model (and i had added a rear spoiler, floor mats, a lifetime paint/interior protectant, etc)
 

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I paid $27K for a grand touring, but I live in Santa Cruz, CA. AKA really expensive place to live.

You can have allergic reactions to all sorts of things, including release chemicals. The worst thing about allergies, I think, is that they can easily become psychosomatic: Thinking about them can trigger a reaction. Stress responses suck.

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I really don't understand how you could be out $12k in 6 months even if you got the measly $16k back (as people have said instant value decrease) .. you paid $28k for it? My i touring out the door was under $20k.. even with taxes you added an awful lot of goodies or made a bad deal for an extra $8k for the grand touring model (and i had added a rear spoiler, floor mats, a lifetime paint/interior protectant, etc)
I don't buy it. I got $17k after 11 months of ownership with 33k miles on it.
 
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