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Old 06-29-2011, 08:48 PM
99rangerguy 99rangerguy is offline
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Default Mazda 3 owners?

I've stated before that I've decided to sell my truck, and recently been looking at some different cars/trucks. I'm liking the Mazda 3 and was wondering if someone had one, and had thoughts about it. Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Mazda 3 owners?

I dont own one but my friend does. He has the 3 speed. Loves the fucking car. Only thing is that he said some have electircal issues. Thats about it. You can make those cars look CLEAN to.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:11 PM
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the mazdaspeed 3 has been one of the coolest cars i have driven. turbo, 6 speed, and it's a WAGON. torque steer was a bit of an issue under boost thanks to the LSD, but i always got a stupid grin on my face.

my brother has an 05 2.3 wagon with an automatic. no issues with it. we installed HIDs in the heads, LED domes, tail lights, a mazdaspeed 3 wing, lowering coils, camber plates, chassis braces, and engine ground kit. also has a magnaflo exhaust and CAI. it handles amazing for being a wagon, but because it's an open interior from the driver to where the exhaust is, it drones preeeeeeeeetty bad on the freeway with past exhaust set ups he's had. the most recent mod we did was to install a different oil filter bracket to use the regular screw on type filter instead of a canister type ($40 part, $10 cheaper oil changes each time). it's a mazda part off a different 3 car's engine but i forget which one.

one of my buddies has an 08 wagon with a manual and all power options, and one of my neighbors has a '10 wagon.

the sedans look hideous.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:15 PM
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My sister had a 03 mazda 6 5 spd. that was a good car, had the same 2.3 the 3 has, she put over 175,000 hard miles on it in the 7 years she had it, new clutch at 150,000, i put hids in it, and we only had to sell the car because of a bent piston rod in cylinder 3, car couldnt hold 60 mph anymore and wouldn't survive a 120 mile daily trip.
the 3 is basically a more cramped version of the 6 imo, with about the same fuel economy, i say go for the 6, quick, spacious, and affordable to drive.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:19 PM
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Mazda 3 hatch...soooo sexy. Get one.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Mazda 3 owners?

I've been thinking alot lately about letting my Ranger go for a Mazdaspeed 3...if only I could find one for a fair price. They are hard to find around here.

IMO, if you're going to go the Mazda 3 route, get a Mazdaspeed...only way to go. Turbo, 6 speed, looks great, badass interiors. If I could find one, my Ranger would be gone in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:48 PM
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My friend has a 3speed. and My dad has a Mazda 6 that I'm driving currently its nice, its fast...we have upgraded his 6 with the turbo and all that shit...but I would take my truck any day...Good cars, but I would die without my truck...The usefulness of car vs. truck...for me the truck wins cause I haul and move people all the time...
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:38 PM
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I rather get a Focus then a mazda both go for the same price here in Florida and i rather have the ford.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:46 PM
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Mazda has more sportiness to it, I rather have the mazda.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:06 AM
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I rather get a Focus then a mazda both go for the same price here in Florida and i rather have the ford.
You do know Ford owns Mazda....

And why would you want to cruise around in something as boring as a Focus. They are overall cheaper, but i'd rather spend the extra couple g's and get a turbo charger, 6speed, hatch, and styling of the Mazda.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:43 AM
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You do know Ford owns Mazda....

And why would you want to cruise around in something as boring as a Focus. They are overall cheaper, but i'd rather spend the extra couple g's and get a turbo charger, 6speed, hatch, and styling of the Mazda.
Ford doesn't own them out right bro they are just the biggest share holder.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: Mazda 3 owners?

I had a 2010 mazdaspeed3 and traded it in for my ranger. I loved it. but finally had a good enough job to be able to afford driving a truck. Also needed a truck since we had just bought a house. The mazda was the funnest car I've ever driven, handled very well and seemed very well made.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: Mazda 3 owners?

Either way, they own the biggest majority of Mazda...practically the same company.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:51 PM
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Either way, they own the biggest majority of Mazda...practically the same company.
But not Technically
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:53 PM
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3's and 6's are great cars. +1000 on a Mazdaspeed3. I own a 6 v6 5 speed and love it.
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