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Members Gallery / Re: Lerch's BK & Mrs Lerch's BM :)
« Last post by Willpower on September 13, 2018, 01:30:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum :)

I had a 323 many years ago. Wife had an argument with the car in front, meant the end of that.   
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Interior trim / Re: Mazda 3 1.6 2012 Parcel Shelf
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on September 13, 2018, 12:58:54 PM »
Aye; I was going to say the same thing. It was just about my only gripe when I first took ownership of this car. I bought some felt strips off ebay to line the area you describe, which silenced it.
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Members Gallery / Re: Lerch's BK & Mrs Lerch's BM :)
« Last post by hanix on September 13, 2018, 11:45:31 AM »
Hi there Lerch. Good post, cheers.
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Members Gallery / Lerch's BK & Mrs Lerch's BM :)
« Last post by Lerch19 on September 13, 2018, 11:34:16 AM »
Morning all,

not long joined the forum after taking inspiration on my and the wifes car. Had my BK for about 4 weeks now after moving on from my old 323F (had 323F's pretty much my whole driving life so far & admin of club323f.com). The wife's had her BM for about 3 months now and absolutely loves it! I must admit the difference makes me a little jealous but I am growing to like my BK more and more :)

Here's my 57 plate Tamura BK. Got to say the 1.6 is a step down from the 2.0 V6 I'm used to but it's much better on fuel and better for the little one to ride in. Absolutely loving the colour though  ;D
how it looked when I bought it

Got it home and swapped some RX8 wheels in anthracite metallic black on. Actually the wife did it for me due to a leg injury :(


Swapped out the yellow side lights for some nice LED's

Then wired in some boot light LED's - done this on virtually every car I've owned. Swapped the normal light out for a super bright LED too.


Managed to get out the meguiars and have a go at the boot lid. Big Meguiars fan so went with a clean, clay bar, stage 1 paint clean, stage 2 polish, stage 3 wax and stage 4 sealed.

Quite happy with the outcome, just need the time to do the whole car now XD

Then there's the wifes BM. We had a CX5 before hand but circumstances changed meaning we didn't need to big car (for towing my track car) and didn't need the diesel so chose to swap to something smaller and petrol. It's a sport nav 120hp with virtually everything on it i think.
when we bought it

got it home, had a good inspection and found that the wheels had succumbed to the usual Mazda bubbling

got the paint out again after sanding them back, filling any imperfections and treating them. The colour is Techniq metallic grey.


There was also quite a few scratches on the door shuts so fitted some CF effect vinyl to cover them and protect futher.


How she sits now.


Hopefully pick up a few other things from the forum for both cars but will try and add value where i can :)

Cheers

Lerch
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New Members / MOVED: Rough Idle
« Last post by Willpower on September 13, 2018, 12:09:46 AM »
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General Discussion / MOVED: Possible new Mazda 3 owner
« Last post by Willpower on September 12, 2018, 10:18:56 PM »
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New Members / Possible new Mazda 3 owner
« Last post by m0bov on September 12, 2018, 06:33:49 PM »
Hi all, I am a longtime Octavia vRS owner having had my Estate from new, for about 9 years now.

I have been looking around for a replacement for sometime, having ordered, then cancelled a 3008 (no petrols being made), then I looked at the CX5 (bit big) then the CX3 (bit small). The 3 seems to be about right.

I used to own a 6 Sport with the 2.3 back in mid 00s so I am not new to Mazda.

I believe there is a new 3 coming out next year.

Any I am going back to the dealer to compare the 3 CX3 and CX5 and look at boot space etc. Will see what happens.

James
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Interior trim / Re: Mazda 3 1.6 2012 Parcel Shelf
« Last post by Hero_uk1 on September 12, 2018, 08:41:19 AM »
Just want to know if any mk2 owners have a squeaky/rattling parcel shelf? My shelf is really bad and its very thin!

Thanks

Sorted the rattling out by putting foam tape were the shelf rests on plastic trim.
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Android auto is just screen mirroring + adding a car friendly skin so probably is a bit much to ask to have the directions in the HUD. But I was just wondering if there was anything in that would justify the cost.

The voice recognition recognises both me and my wife...and we're very much Geordie so I'm surprised it won't work for you as the Google system is the best currently available pretty much.

Regards the slow maps you can cache maps locally on your phone. I've got everywhere from north of Edinburgh to 50 miles south of Liverpool stored on mine as it's where I'm most likely to be and it's 642mb. Go into options and select offline maps and select how much you want it to keep. it then downloads it and updates it everytime you are on Wi-Fi. It can then navigate without signal but will normally shoot a recalc once traffic data arrives.
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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: Traffic Alerts
« Last post by 9swampy on September 12, 2018, 01:37:35 AM »
I wonder if the dedicated 'branded' satnav apps and systems pay to use eachother's data for a bigger pool of information - I actually have found that my 'old' Nokia 620 using Here Maps was often more accurate at describing traffic jams/problems than Google Maps was on my (then) expensive Android work phone.

Mazda's Connected Services things on my 3 has a "Here Maps" logo.  O0

...haven't got it to work though. New phone made it possible but I've missed out on the 3 year window I believe...
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