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Offline robinhood1701

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First Week with My SportNav
« on: April 20, 2019, 02:11:55 PM »
I’d been thinking about a Mazda 3 for a few weeks, I’d looked for a Soul Red model at first, but was told by a couple of mechanics they could be trouble, I know a lot of people don’t have any problems with the 2.2 diesel, then i thought, why not the 2.0 Petrol, performance figures are similar to my previous 2.2 Diesel Civic, smoother, diesel market could start declining, as Honda stated as one of their reasons for closing Swindon in a couple of years, then i noticed a white Mazda 3 in a local car park in the sun, i thought the colour really suited the model, so after a few weeks of searching on auto sites, Autotrader alerted me to my car, and immediately rated it a good buy, had to travel to buy it, but not as far as some I’d seen, lovely car to drive, I’d seen the HUD on a Mazda a couple of years ago, and thought it was a great idea, i just slipped in to using mine very easily, the 9 speaker Bose audio is a dream, the Infotainment System could be quicker between screens, but most it systems are similar if your used to them, engine is low revving, gear info on dash is telling you to change up around 2K revs, still smooth, people have said how well built a Mazda is, better than most German cars, which surprises me, it took a few days for the i-stop to start working, i think the car had stood for a few weeks before purchase, just got to install my dash cam for front n rear protection now, really glad i bought my Mazda 3 👍

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 08:18:43 PM »
They do look really good in white, I wanted one in that colour but I've ended up with a black one instead. Is yours a 120 or a 165 sport? Enjoy your new car! 
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Offline robinhood1701

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 10:14:39 AM »
They do look really good in white, I wanted one in that colour but I've ended up with a black one instead. Is yours a 120 or a 165 sport? Enjoy your new car!

Hi, thanks i am enjoying it, i started looking for Soul Red, then saw a white one locally which looked so good, you can see the paint sparkle in bright sunshine, mines 120, which i don’t mind at all, the driving experience is so good, plus the fact that several people have mentioned that Mazda builds quality cars.

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 08:34:22 PM »
The pearl white is a lovely colour (I have snowflake white gen 2). Although after 5 years I may be looking at a gunmetal replacement..keeping it clean and blemish free takes more time than I currently have! But the times I do get to wash it it does still look spectacular for a car that's knocking on 8.

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 11:24:37 PM »
How do you find the clutch and gear change? Mine can be very jerky, and I'm not sure if I just need to get the hang of it. I'm an experienced driver, plus I work at a workshop so I'm used to driving new vehicles. Just can't seem to get the hang of this one.

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 10:04:34 PM »
It's the same experience I have when changing gear. Quite jerky if you don't time it right and the throttle tends to drop off very quickly after lifting off the accelerator pedal. I have a petrol version but I know it's not the same with the diesel as I sometimes drive my partner's 2.2d Sport. That seems to have a smoother gear change to me. It's actually irritating me a bit tbh, I don't like the gearbox as much as my previous Gen 2 Sport.

 
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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 08:30:35 PM »
It's the same experience I have when changing gear. Quite jerky if you don't time it right and the throttle tends to drop off very quickly after lifting off the accelerator pedal. I have a petrol version but I know it's not the same with the diesel as I sometimes drive my partner's 2.2d Sport. That seems to have a smoother gear change to me. It's actually irritating me a bit tbh, I don't like the gearbox as much as my previous Gen 2 Sport.

 

Wow! That problem still exists?  I've had this on my gen-1 1.6 petrol throughtout its life, after the first few months of ownership (from new) and again when the clutch was replaced almost three years ago.  Makes me look like a bad driver - my parents have commented on this when I've driven them to places from time to time.  Seems to be worse when the engine's not fully warmed up, or, weirdly enough, after a long run with a short stop-over (under 30 mins) and then moving off again.  I also find that the clutch pedal biting point quickly moves from the original position roughly in  the middle to much high up and then stays there.

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 09:25:44 PM »
It's the same experience I have when changing gear. Quite jerky if you don't time it right and the throttle tends to drop off very quickly after lifting off the accelerator pedal. I have a petrol version but I know it's not the same with the diesel as I sometimes drive my partner's 2.2d Sport. That seems to have a smoother gear change to me. It's actually irritating me a bit tbh, I don't like the gearbox as much as my previous Gen 2 Sport.

 

Sorry, I missed your reply. That sounds the same as my problem, so it's reassuring at least to know that it's not just my car. I am getting the hang of the car a bit more now. It takes some concentration to get the gear changes right, but when you get it right it's a rewarding experience.

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Re: First Week with My SportNav
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 09:25:44 PM »