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Offline Brakedust

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New Mazda 3 owner down Surrey way.
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:11:45 PM »
Hi Mazda folk, just bought a 2010 Mazda 3 TS2, to replace a very old 323 that has been eaten by rust.

Looking forward to chatting about Mazda, cars, bikes and racing. And going to a few car meets too!

Cheers.
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Re: New Mazda 3 owner down Surrey way.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 08:31:52 PM »
Hello and welcome.

I've got a 2011 I've had for years..they are great cars. 1.6 is rock solid but slow if maintained as well.

You will still need to watch the underside as rust proofing is OK rather than good.

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Re: New Mazda 3 owner down Surrey way.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 03:58:33 PM »
Hello and welcome.

I've got a 2011 I've had for years..they are great cars. 1.6 is rock solid but slow if maintained as well.

You will still need to watch the underside as rust proofing is OK rather than good.

Cheers - it is the 1.6 I've bought. Never looked into rustproofing - a) is it expensive and b) offered at most garages, or is it done by specialists?
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Re: New Mazda 3 owner down Surrey way.
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 05:55:50 PM »
I've never bothered but I'm six years in.

On mine rear arches and sills are looking pretty second hand at 9 years with some bubbles. Also the underside has a lot of surface corrosion.

I think most body shops and garages can do it...but I've got no plans to as I'm out the other end of ownership.

They should last about 13/15 years if not more left to their own devices but if you want it to last longer then a coating of waxoyl and surface rust treated may be a plan.

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Re: New Mazda 3 owner down Surrey way.
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 06:19:18 PM »
I've never bothered but I'm six years in.

On mine rear arches and sills are looking pretty second hand at 9 years with some bubbles. Also the underside has a lot of surface corrosion.

I think most body shops and garages can do it...but I've got no plans to as I'm out the other end of ownership.

They should last about 13/15 years if not more left to their own devices but if you want it to last longer then a coating of waxoyl and surface rust treated may be a plan.

Cheers - I'll definitely look into it, we have a few reputable bodyshops near me.


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Re: New Mazda 3 owner down Surrey way.
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 06:19:18 PM »