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Mazda MAZDA3, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2705 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 in snow and clearance [rebel71]
Mar 12, 2008 (11:16 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 (10:55 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 (11:37 am)
Does anyone have any reliable info on the 2009 Mazda3?
#2709 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 - 2009 Info? [exit123]
Mar 13, 2008 (3:31 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 (4:22 pm)
I heard the MS3 would have twin jets with afterburners.
Other than that, I hear the M3 will have a very large smile.
#2711 of 2744 Re: Mazda 3 - 2009 Info? [maltb]
Mar 13, 2008 (6:00 pm)
I heard that the afterburners would be optional...
Mar 13, 2008 (10:11 pm)
Well it sounds like just some minor updates for 2009, more sound insulation, interior upgrades, new colors, etc. Actually it appears the colors have changed already on the 2008.
I guess the big change will be in the 2010 model.
#2713 of 2744 Future Mazda 3: Please keep the weight down
Mar 17, 2008 (9:22 am)
I'd like to lend my voice to the chorus that is asking Mazda and other car manufacturers to give us less ... that is, less weight. I am hoping that Mazda copies its success with the Mazda2 and lowers the weight of its new Mazda3.
"The Mazda2 is also a marvel of lightweight technology, weighing only 2,103 lbs. Mazda told us that its engineers managed to shave about 220 pounds off the former Mazda2, yet the body is stiffer, NVH is down, and safety is improved."