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Mazda MAZDA3, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2701 of 2744 Pricing the 2008 Mazda3 in Canada [groovypippin]
Feb 05, 2008 (2:15 pm)
Pricing for the models will be available at a later date.
It will be interesting to see how Mazda deals with the recent rise of the Canadian dollar in its pricing. Several manufacturers are introducing New Canadian pricing to address the issue. Unfortunately, this is not across the board and is sometimes applied only to higher end models. As a consumer we should insist on having a clear explanation why Canadian prices do not match US prices considering our dollars are at par and the models are virtually identical.
#2702 of 2744 Mazda 3 in snow and clearance
Feb 27, 2008 (4:45 am)
Could you tell me how the hatchback does in snow? Do you put snow tires on?
Is the traction control helpful? I read it was pretty low to the ground 4.8in. Any one have problems w/ scaping, bottoming out? Thank you
#2703 of 2744 the MZ3 hatch good enough in snow
Feb 29, 2008 (2:04 pm)
True the 3hatch is low, true it scrapes the bottom, but it works fine in snow (road, highway)
#2704 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 in snow and clearance [rebel71]
Mar 06, 2008 (10:15 pm)
the hatch is horrible in the snow with the factory 17" wheels and tires. Had to make several runs up my hill 2006/2007 snow season. for 2007/2008 I bought 16" steel wheels with blizzaks and it works great. No problems at all, I certainly recommend the 16" steel wheels with good snow tires
#2705 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 in snow and clearance [rebel71]
Mar 12, 2008 (10:16 am)
I found that my 06 hatchback handled very poorly in snow and ice with the stock 17" tires. I purchased a spare set of 16" rims and put on snow tires (Dunlop) and have had no problems. In real deep stuff the clearance may be an issue, but so far so good.
#2707 of 2744 Potential 08 Mazda 3 hatch changes?
Apr 08, 2007 (9:55 am)
Any chance Mazda will put the 6 speed auto on the 08 model? Any other notable changes?
#2708 of 2744 Mazda 3 - 2009 Info?
Mar 13, 2008 (10:37 am)
Does anyone have any reliable info on the 2009 Mazda3?
#2709 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 - 2009 Info? [exit123]
Mar 13, 2008 (2:31 pm)
All I've heard is that the Mazdaspeed version will get a 400 hp twin turbo with a DSG and AWD.
#2710 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 - 2009 Info? [roadburner]
Mar 13, 2008 (3:22 pm)
I heard the MS3 would have twin jets with afterburners.
Other than that, I hear the M3 will have a very large smile.