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Mazda MAZDA3, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2725 of 2744 Tiring talk [marscat]
Apr 28, 2008 (8:06 am)
Driving in a city full of potholes, I regret having my low profile touring tires.
I was thinking of this as I walked by a stunning VW Golf GT with what looked like 40's. The car may be superb and the tires may provide great control but, oh, the pain when hitting one of those cracks/crevices/canyons in the road after the ravages of winter. The nature of our roads is a limitation on automobile design/set-up; sports (or, sporty) cars need great roads (or, better still, race tracks).
#2726 of 2744 Engine compartment hose diameters
May 05, 2008 (8:13 pm)
Does anyone knows where I could find ALL of the engine compartment/bay hoses diameter for my 04 MZ3 H/B, 2/3L automatic (i.e. radiator, fuel lines, vacum, etc.) ?
Will like to replace them all with aftermarket ones.
#2727 of 2744 VW Rabbit beats out the Mazda 3 (Consumer Reports)
May 06, 2008 (1:40 pm)
According to Edmunds Inside Line, the latest issue of CR has the VW Rabbit beating out the Mazda3 hatchback!
#2728 of 2744 Re: VW Rabbit beats out the Mazda 3 (Consumer Reports) [autonomous]
May 07, 2008 (6:44 am)
I had a Rabbit - and while I'm sure the times have changed since then, it was enough to make me not even consider another VeeDub. I drove my friend's Passat (after spending 15 minutes figuring out where all the controls are) and really liked it - it's too bad he doesn't get to drive it more often due to all the shop time it requires.
But just out of curiosity, in what areas does CR claim the Rabbit is better?
#2729 of 2744 Re: VW Rabbit beats out the Mazda 3 (Consumer Reports) [percussionist]
May 07, 2008 (2:24 pm)
The Volkswagen Rabbit got top marks from the notoriously picky Consumer Reports, which praised the hatchback's "agile handling" and "versatile, well-finished interior."
Here's the link to the article in Edmunds: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=126106
#2730 of 2744 Re: Hatchback Cargo Space [gordonwd]
Jun 20, 2008 (7:07 pm)
My 56 cm bike fits easily without taking off the front wheel.
Takes out the cargo cover and fold down the seats.
Put the bike in back wheel 1st.
Turn the handle bars so the front wheel is vertical and there you have it.
#2731 of 2744 Key lock on manual transmission
Jul 19, 2008 (12:10 pm)
I'm in the market for a new car and I've been looking at the Mazda 3 hatch, manual trans. What's up with the key removal button? That is really irritating. Is there anyway around this thing? I hope the 2010 doesnt have it.
Also, is there any aftermarket replacement for the cargo cover that is smaller than the stock and easier to stow away than the big plastic monster that comes stock?
#2732 of 2744 Dead Pedal for Mazda 3
Jul 21, 2008 (4:46 pm)
Where can I get a black rubber or plastic dead pedal? I 'll have a hole in the cheap carpeting soon.
#2733 of 2744 Re: Dead Pedal for Mazda 3 [joem5]
Jul 22, 2008 (9:33 am)
The Mazdaspeed3 has a stainless one but it would cost about $130 for all the parts to install it in your Mazda3.
#2734 of 2744 performance / fuel saver chip
Jul 23, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Has anyone tried one of the fuel savers chip with an positive results? Also, how can it be determined if my '08 hatch has traction/stability control? I've misplaced the window sticker.