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Offline Ronaldo09

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2008 Mazda 3 sport, 2.0l petrol - Black
« on: September 06, 2010, 05:09:18 PM »
Hi all,

First post as a new Mazda 3 owner (from a Honda Civic).
So far all is well and enjoying my new Mazda however, I always like these forums to find out about any common faults or any pieces of advice to improve general drive. Any 2.0 litre petrol sport owners out there wishing to shed some led??

Thanks.

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Re: 2008 Mazda 3 sport, 2.0l petrol - Black
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 05:37:32 PM »
Welcome and congratulations on your new car.  Use the forum search to check for reported problems on your model.
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Re: 2008 Mazda 3 sport, 2.0l petrol - Black
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 06:44:08 PM »
Well the good news is that not much goes wrong. The oily bits are good, the timing is chain driven, the servicing is way cheaper than Honda.

The bad is the C02 is high (compared to the Civic 1.8 ) , wheels are known to corrode (but not so much on the later models like yours). The headlights might be aimed a little too low - easy diy job.

I've had mine from 6K to 30K, only problem with mine is a long handbrake cable. The coolant has a slow leak (top up  a few cups every 2-3 years). Apart from that its peachy! I find it runs better on regular fuel rather than high octane (better mpg) but as a rule I use brand fuel.

Also, the clunk on drive away is normal (the DSC). Enjoy your new car !! ;)

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Re: 2008 Mazda 3 sport, 2.0l petrol - Black
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 06:44:08 PM »