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Offline MazdaMetalhead

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New member here
« on: February 29, 2020, 08:11:26 PM »
Hi everyone, thanks for having me! You might notice I'm actually from the US, and the reason I'm here is that I don't feel much at home on the US Mazda boards. Like the rest of the US population, the overwhelming majority of US Mazda 3 drivers have an auto transmission and view their car as an appliance, like a toaster. I'm a driving enthusiast so I prefer the manual, so I thought I might feel more at home here! I also lived in Thatcham when I was little for 4 years when my family lived in England in the 80s.

Last month I bought a 2005 2.3L 5-speed. The wheel wells and rocker panels were very rusty so I'm bringing the car back to health. I can update my progress here. Looking forward to being part of this board!
05 Mazda 3 SP23 5 spd.
04 Mazda 6 wagon V6 5 spd.
15 Mazda 5 auto

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Re: New member here
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 08:45:07 AM »
Welcome to the forum you might find us a bit more down to earth here. But possibly more helpful. One of our Administrators is also resident in the US, so we should have no problems. :)
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Offline MazdaMetalhead

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  • Model: Mazda 3
  • Transmission: Manual
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Re: New member here
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 11:58:23 PM »
Thank you!

And I actually had a chance to take it to a car wash since it was warm today:


05 Mazda 3 SP23 5 spd.
04 Mazda 6 wagon V6 5 spd.
15 Mazda 5 auto

Offline Jazman23

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Re: New member here
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 09:01:59 PM »
Welcome!

I used to own a 2008 2.0L D Sport up until December (upgraded slightly to the newer 2009/10 2.2D Sport) so I'm sure you're already loving your current Mazda!

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Re: New member here
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 09:01:59 PM »