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Mazda 3 / Re: Buying Advice Pls ?
« Last post by robinhood1701 on March 09, 2019, 08:59:01 PM »
The reversing camera on the hatchback is situated above the rear number plate near to where you open the tailgate. It's just a small square shaped object, not that noticeable unless you really look.   

Thanks, I can see it now, as you look at it, it’s slightly to the left of the centre of the Mazda badge, want to be able to check, as some dealers descriptions are not always accurate, one described a car as having six speakers in one paragraph, then nine in another! Cheers
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Mazda 3 / Re: Buying Advice Pls ?
« Last post by Ed-Led on March 09, 2019, 08:15:38 PM »
The reversing camera on the hatchback is situated above the rear number plate near to where you open the tailgate. It's just a small square shaped object, not that noticeable unless you really look.     
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Mazda 3 / Buying Advice Pls ?
« Last post by robinhood1701 on March 09, 2019, 07:11:36 PM »
I’m looking for a 65 or 16 plate mazda3 2.0 sportnav, I’d like one with a reversing camera, where are they mounted on the hatchback ?
Can they be easily seen on dealers photos ?
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Mazda News / Re: New Mazda Release
« Last post by Engineer Andy on March 07, 2019, 01:46:15 PM »
Is this car going to be placed between the CX3 and CX5 in the SUV range? I'd imagine that will be pricey.

I thought Mazda already did a CX-4 (which is what the CX-30 really is) for the foreign market (Asia).  We get a far smaller range of their cars - no CX-7 any more, no CX-9 either, and until recently, no 2.5L petrol (N/A or turbocharged).  The new 2.0 SCCI engine aside, the ones I was liking was the 2.5L & 2.5L trubo petrols in auto form.  Sadly only available in North America and Down Under.  We just get the underpowered 1.5 and 2.0 ones up till now.  Here's hoping they expand their UK range, especially in the engine department.

Still not impressed with the apparent lack of performance of the reworked standard 2.0 petrol in the gen-4 Mazda3 though - my query over the oddities bewteen the manual and auto and petrol and diesel 0-60 times were not really answered by Mazda except for confirming the numbers.
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Mazda 3 / Re: Pre-reg cars
« Last post by StevenRB45 on March 06, 2019, 07:17:11 PM »
Think about how hard it was to find a 165, now imagine how hard it was to find one with the leather. Very few people bought them new. It may be that no one ordered one in that spec, so when it's demo days were done they decided to use it.

Pre-reg cars tend to be mid-range trims in un-challenging colours as it only works if you can get someone to buy it sharpish. If you pick a challenging colour or expensive spec and don't get a bite..then you take a large loss when the new plate comes out. That and people suspect cars that have have 5 miles on the clock 6 months after being registered of having something wrong with them..
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Mazda 3 / Re: Pre-reg cars
« Last post by Ed-Led on March 06, 2019, 04:39:14 PM »
Seems strange for the dealership to have taken delivery of the car with 6 miles on the clock and then kept it for 9 months without sticking a plate on it. Even if it was a display model, it seems a very long period before registration, especially as it's a 165 Sport with the stone leather. Not the sort of car you would expect to be sitting around for long as unsold stock. 
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Mazda 3 / Re: Pre-reg cars
« Last post by StevenRB45 on March 05, 2019, 11:33:00 PM »
Your car wasn't pre-registered at least not for 9 months, it was unsold stock.

Pre-registration is the practice of registering the car before it is sold to bump the numbers up then putting it up for sale as nearly new/used most of the time with a sub 50 mile mileage. Most pre-reg cars go onto the forecourt as used within days of arriving at the dealer. The day it's registered with the DVLA even if it had sat off the road for nine months, that would be the date of first use.
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Mazda 3 / Pre-reg cars
« Last post by Ed-Led on March 05, 2019, 11:15:48 PM »
I know this is not specific to Mazda but my Mazda 3 was a pre-reg vehicle at the dealership for 9 months before it was registered and then used by a Mazda employee for 18 months. A pre-reg car means the dealership is owner number one with the DVLA before a plate is stuck on it and I know they do this to manipulate sales figures. What i'd like to know is whether 9 months seems a long time to keep a car unregistered at a dealership before it's actually sold to Joe Public? Anyone know if there's rules on this, I can't seem to find anything about this on the internet? 
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Mazda News / Re: New Mazda Release
« Last post by Ed-Led on March 05, 2019, 11:04:09 PM »
Is this car going to be placed between the CX3 and CX5 in the SUV range? I'd imagine that will be pricey.
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Mazda News / Re: New Mazda Release
« Last post by zoomzoomer on March 05, 2019, 06:29:56 PM »
The new cx30 looks good but to much plastic around the body for me.
We learned the new Mazda 3 x version will have 180 BHP same as what was previously mentioned and less than 100co2 emmissions but no news on mpg yet.
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