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Offline StevenRB45

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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2019, 05:39:22 PM »
Tbf 3 owners isn't that odd,

I'm third owner of mine, Mazda UK was the first (pre-reg) from 30th September to mid October, Then the first actual owner had it less than 3 years..I then bought it but I've had it 4.5. It was advertised as having 1...but it's 2 previous on the log book.

With OPs car being top spec it's not a stretch to think it did a few months as a demo for a dealer then was sold off. Although if OP is 4th owner it would appear this car is a bit of a red headed step child!
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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2019, 07:56:00 PM »
The plot thickens. I went in the Mazda dealership today to reject the car and was in the manager office 90 minutes! Got the response I suspected I would, needs to be a very good reason to reject, you'll have to go through the courts etc etc although they are prepared to swap it for another similar priced car. I asked about the 3 previous owners showing on the V5C. On Mazda's own records it states that the prior owner to me acquired the car on 31/08/17 making him owner number 3 and above that it said 2 previous owners beforehand. The dealership manager said the dealership were the only owners from point of registration on 28/01/16 to 31/08/17. He said the 2 previous owners included Mazda and the guy who bought the car on 31/08/17.

   All seems strange to me but anyway without dwelling on the ownership issue too much, i'm still a bit pissed off with all the other stuff plus the unbelievable amount of faffing around the dealership have done. I might swap the car but to be honest i'm loathe to do any business with them ever again.

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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2019, 09:23:46 AM »
It sounds like an ex-demo car. Do things like brake discs and original tyres confirm the mileage?

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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 04:53:43 PM »
Given the scuffs e.t.c. and how long the dealer had it it might have been a courtesy car...although more likely to be used by a staff member/members. Over a year seems a long tenure for a demonstrator.

I'll go now before people throw things...

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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2019, 10:14:06 PM »
Nearly two months into owning the 165 Sport and I have to say it's one of the strangest cars I've ever driven. The Mazda dealership are still trying to find me another one, none have come up for sale in their franchise so far. I'm finding this car quite hard to drive, the bite on the clutch is unbelievably keen and quite high on the pedal. Maybe the previous owner(s) were doing doughnuts in the nearest Tesco car park. Another characteristic of the car is the way it's geared to get up to 5th...it wants you to get there by 30mph whereas my Gen 2 Sport only felt comfortable in 5th at above 37/38 mph.     
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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2019, 09:05:49 AM »
I found the 5th gear thing strange at first from my previous MK3 which was the 120ps version. I'd be in 5th at around 35-40 depending on engine temperature, but the new 165 is keen to be in 5th around 30 (on flats of course) almost straight away. Even wants me to go into 6th at around 35mph when the engine is warm. Usually I just ignore what the car wants as it cant see road conditions/traffic to save myself going up and down in gears, following the cars recommendations. But its nice to know what it can do.
I didn't find the clutch biting point any different from the last car, so might just be something with your car.

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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2019, 04:55:50 PM »
More surprising news I've discovered about my car today. I got a print out of the service record from the dealership and it turns out Bolton Motorpark Mazda had the car unregistered at the dealership for 9 months before it was registered then used by a Mazda employee for the next 18 months. The car was never serviced either in the first 28 months of it's life. I know dealerships have display models unregistered in the showrooms but 9 months seems a long time. The car is registered as a 65 plate (28/01/16) but really it's a 64 plate if you factor in the delivery date to Mazda on 30/04/15. It was never serviced until 31/08/17 when it had covered 6,500 miles.

   There's probably nothing illegal about any of this but it does piss me off a bit that I've paid £14k for a nearly 4 year old car masquerading as a 3 year old car despite the low mileage on it (11,800).
   
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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2019, 11:08:27 AM »
That doesn't surprise me, its car sales people, they can't help but lie it seems.
They lied about available MX-5 models available, saying the basic SE didn't exist... until I looked in the brochure and suddenly Mazda started making the SE model and was now available. Magic.

I was told my brand new car had 60 miles on due to the fact Mazda did an emissions test on it which is very rare and was shipped with this lovely certificate. When I look at the records the car was logged at a different dealer with 2 miles on. If they were only honest from the start and didn't hide all this history stuff.
I think all this just adds to the annoyance of a nice new car you should be enjoying.

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Re: Mazda 3 swap out
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2019, 11:08:27 AM »