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Mazda 3 / Mazda 3 from Scotland - why so cheap?
« Last post by philly on July 05, 2018, 06:25:24 PM »
Why are mazda 3's  from Scotland priced much lower than from any other part of the UK? I would imagine it is due to the dreaded corrosion problem caused by salt on the roads in Scottish winters but I thought BM models do not suffer from this problem any more as opposed to older generations.

Would you buy a mazda knowing that it was driven in Scotland previously?
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: A Little Premature
« Last post by spanish on July 05, 2018, 04:48:19 PM »
Yeah, I paid £299 for Diamond Brite. I know its value is debatable, but it apparently guarantees the paintwork for life. My poor old Corsa did suffer with the birds.
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Maintenance / Re: DSR FORMAT
« Last post by StevenRB45 on July 05, 2018, 02:51:35 PM »
Just checked mine, appears the format has changed, I'd imagine when they facelifted the App.
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Maintenance / DSR FORMAT
« Last post by EWT on July 05, 2018, 12:14:20 PM »
Had the second year service on our MX5 ND last March and the first year service carried out on our Mazda3 SportNav last week.

Both cars DSR's were updated and printed out.

The DSR format for the MX5 ND was exactly the same as DSR's I have had on our Mazda cars for many years, but the latest DSR for the Mazda3 was very different.

Instead of work completed being presented as text, the work completed (eg oil change, oil filter change etc) was denoted by different icons with a key to what each icon represented.  The bodywork inspection was still just in text, but in a separate part of the DSR to that of work carried out.

I assume this is a recent change. Has anyone else seen a difference in the DSR format over those issued in the recent past?
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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: Trouble connecting to iPod
« Last post by Tall333 on July 05, 2018, 11:07:16 AM »
I had problems with the infotainment on my previously owned Mazda 6.  It seems software updates cure one problem but create another.  We've never updated the software on our 2015 Mazda 3 cos, generally, it works ok.  Take it back to the dealer and let them try again.  Or if you really want to rule out the non-genuine cable - could you borrow a genuine one from someone for a couple of days?
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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: Trouble connecting to iPod
« Last post by StevenRB45 on July 05, 2018, 08:23:43 AM »
Hi, Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately I don't have your particular car so I can't provide any specific advice.

I would have some questions which would be did it work before it was updated? Also do you have the latest firmware now which I believe starts with 56 on the version number?

I wouldn't have thought the cable would make a difference unless it's a terrible quality EBay one, if it works when connected to a p.c. or other thing then there's no reason it'd be stopping it working.
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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Trouble connecting to iPod
« Last post by Happy Jack on July 04, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
Hi everyone,

I have had my new Mazda 3 (2.2L SE-L Nav) for about six weeks; a couple of weeks ago it went into the dealership to have a couple of minor bits and bobs done which included a software update of the music system.

Since then I have been having a lot of trouble connecting my iPod to the infotainment system. Often it doesn't connect at all and on the occasions it does it takes quite a long time for the system to recognise it (usually eventually connects only when my phone is connected to the other USB port).

When it is connected I cannot scroll through and select songs/artist etc. through the infotainment menu as these options are blanked out; it will only play what was last selected on the iPod.

I have phoned the dealership who could not offer me any advice over the phone, only to bring it in, but as it is 30 miles away I am reluctant to do so if there is a simple solution.

My guess is it is because I am not using a genuine Apple cable? But don't want to go out and buy a new cable if it might be something else.

Anyone else experienced this and/or could offer any advice? Many thanks.
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: A Little Premature
« Last post by zoomzoomer on July 03, 2018, 03:21:23 PM »
Great, the deep blue is a nice colour.Hope it serves you well.  Did you go for any paint protection on it?
I have guard x on mine and it seems to do a good job. I had a paint protection on my previous 3 SPORT and  was really impressed  it kept the paint shinning  like new when cleaned.
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: A Little Premature
« Last post by spanish on July 02, 2018, 06:57:51 PM »
Done it! Picked up on Saturday. It's showing dirt already. Seems to be quite good at collecting insects too.
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Mazda Dealerships / Re: Least favourite & most unhelpful dealerships
« Last post by Shadow on July 02, 2018, 06:30:23 PM »
Perry's Blackburn.Avoid......
Travelled 250 mile round trip to buy my 59 plate Sport. Paid top price for the car and at first was ok.
Had the car for about 5 weeks now when I tried the driver's heated seat the bottom part didn't work, also the front tyres were wearing on the inside, and a squeeking noise when the air con was on.
So I rang the dealership and they said they wanted the car back to Blackburn..
Now 2 weeks later they returned my car saying the tracking and air con was covered by the 3 Month warranty, but the seat wasn't.
I'm still waiting for the service history and warranty booklet to be posted to me.
To top it all the salesman Connor said the courtesy car they lent me had to have the same fuel in it when they collected it. Fair enough I made sure there was actually more in it than when they left it with me.
So why was my car returned to me with the fuel light on, when there was half a tank when they fetched it.
I've tried to speak to the sales manager even leaving 2 messages and an irate email. So far nothing..
Any advice guys..
Cheers
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