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Mazda 3 / Re: NEW MAZDA 3 UNVEILED
« Last post by UraniumSnake on November 28, 2018, 12:09:59 PM »
It does look nice, but will need to see in real life to see if I prefer it over my MK3, especially the interior where I spend most of my time, that looks more polished.
I am liking the idea of the Skyactive-X engine with its higher torque and 4WD action for a bit more fun on the roads.
Lights look good as well. Body shape made me think it was like an Alfa.

EDIT:
With all the media on it now, found this to be a cool comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEvxzoFqzlM
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Mazda 3 / Re: NEW MAZDA 3 UNVEILED
« Last post by Willpower on November 28, 2018, 11:57:11 AM »
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Mazda 3 / Re: NEW MAZDA 3 UNVEILED
« Last post by StevenRB45 on November 28, 2018, 11:21:48 AM »
From what I've seen I really like it, I'd need to see boot space e.t.c. before getting too excited but looks really good.

Hatchback looks a bit stumpy this time round though, more so than previous generations, the saloon literally looks a like 6 from the front photocopied at 75% size.
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Mazda 3 / NEW MAZDA 3 UNVEILED
« Last post by zoomzoomer on November 28, 2018, 10:31:30 AM »
The next gen Mazda 3 has just been unveiled in L.A, so I thought I would start a thread to get people's views and opinions.
Looks like it will be available with the current skyactive engine and the new skyactive x engine and also with AWD in some countries.
No price or mpg figures yet though.
What do you think?
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 Sport
« Last post by dylan on November 27, 2018, 06:19:55 PM »
yeah have 2010 mazda sport 2.2 with blue led footwel lights and handles,just had a re call on mine loose drivers seat if anyone has the loose seat take it to mazda they will fix free of charge
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Interior trim / Re: Securing Straps in Boot
« Last post by EWT on November 27, 2018, 05:33:05 PM »
I dismantled the straps and ended up with a strap arrangement that effectively is like a handcuff (two loops joined with a straight length of strap). This left two very short straps through the trim with clip-in clasps on each.

I thought that the "handcuffs" could fit round the bottom of say two bottles and the top two clips be clipped  around the neck of the bottles, but didn't really work.

Securing the two straps with the clips round the handles of something might be good, but what to do with the "handcuffs"

The mind boggles!!
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Interior trim / Re: Securing Straps in Boot
« Last post by zoomzoomer on November 27, 2018, 05:12:06 PM »
Hi
They can be adjusted where they separate but they are not the best, I use them to secure a bucket through the bucket handle and then things in the bucket . Stops them rolling around.
They might as well have used  a piece of string :D
I might try an adjustable strap in its place.
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Interior trim / Securing Straps in Boot
« Last post by EWT on November 27, 2018, 04:26:59 PM »
In previous cars that had straps in the boot I have been able to use them to secure various items (bottles, groundsheets etc).
The strap arrangement located in the rear right hand side of my 2017 Mazda 3 sportnav boot is really strange and I cannot see how they can be used.
Has anyone else find a use for them?
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Wheels/Tyres / Re: Tyre pressure Sensor
« Last post by EWT on November 27, 2018, 04:13:12 PM »
The tyre pressure warning light is almost a daily occurrence now even though the pressures are OK.

Just viewed a video on youtube.com and it advised that if the Tyre pressure reset button is pressed without adjusting the tyre pressures then the tyre pressure monitoring system cannot register tyre pressure. The tyre pressure monitoring system then may not give warning if a tyre pressure drops OR may give warning if the tyre pressures are OK.

Since the system doesn't actually work on tyre pressure I don't understand exactly what parameter is registered after tyre pressures have been adjusted.

 The above doesn't tie in with my impression that the warning comes up more frequently after I adjust tyre pressures!!

Maybe this "Hard reset to system" is the answer.
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Overlight steering feel
« Last post by andyl on November 27, 2018, 08:32:20 AM »
Had our 2013 2.2 for a few weeks now and although delighted with the car there is one area I'm a little unsure on.

The steering seems especially light when cornering. Ok, my other daily steer is a Suzuki Swift Sport with amazingly feelsome steering but I don't remember my 2005 Mazda 3 being so light.

Is this a feature of the next gen? The only thing I could think of affecting steering feel is the budget tyres that were fitted prior to buying the car. I am about to change them because I would prefer a good brand but is that enough to get rid of the light feel?
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