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Mazda MAZDA3, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2737 of 2744 Navigation
Jul 27, 2008 (7:47 am)
Hello all. Would someone who owns a 2008 Mazda 3 WITH Nav, please comment on this. It is an accurate navigation system? It is tedious to use with that controller next to the shifter? I know it may not be worth the price but I like the clean look of a nav system in a car but I need some feedback on THIS particular nav. Please help. Thanks.
#2738 of 2744 RSA Eagles
Aug 06, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I'm dumping them.
Tire Rack reccomends Michelin Exalto's 205 55 17 v rated ..My car has 205 50 17 V rated.
Whats the diff a higher profile ,or they won't fit?
#2739 of 2744 Re: RSA Eagles [joem5]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 06, 2008 (7:36 pm)
That's weird.... maybe the Exaltos don't come in that size...
I'd stick with 205/50-17... There are a lot of choices in that size... Stock size for the BMW 330i from '03-'05...
#2740 of 2744 205/50/VR17 vs. 205/55/VR17 tires....
Aug 07, 2008 (6:38 am)
Wouldn't the 55-series tires increase the overall circumference of the wheel/tire and cause the speedometer reading to be off a bit?
Depending on how discerning of an eye you have, the 55's might be slightly noticeable in overall look....I'd definitely stick with the 50-series since that's what it came from the factory wearing...
#2741 of 2744 Re: 205/50/VR17 vs. 205/55/VR17 tires.... [igozoomzoom]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 07, 2008 (7:15 am)
It's actually a pretty big difference... The 205/55-17 are about 3.2% bigger.. (diameter/circumference)...
I'd stick to the stock size...
#2742 of 2744 Re: 205/50/VR17 vs. 205/55/VR17 tires.... [kyfdx]
Aug 07, 2008 (8:33 am)
I would stick with the 50, I am running 215/50/17 on my mazda 3 hatchback, I bought the Cooper CS4 Touring tire. Awesome, awesome tire. The wider footprint gives it more of an aggresive stance and it helps with the handling as well.
Nov 14, 2008 (11:59 pm)
I recently bought a 2008 Mazda3 hatchback with an automatic. I love it, but after a few months its dawned on me that one thing that I don't like is the light-weight, almost feather feel of the gas pedal/throttle. I have to work at sensing just how much I'm stepping into the gas, and I prefer to have a heftier feel to the pedal. I've read about the electronic throttle and its quirks relative to having a throttle wire, but I was wondering if there was a potentially simple way of getting the gas pedal adjusted so that more pressure was required to depress it. Even as I'm writing this I just know that there's likely no way this is something that the dealer would mess with even if I asked, but thought that maybe someone would have an idea.
#2744 of 2744 Re: throttle feel [mazda4etc]
Nov 17, 2008 (10:48 am)
I have to work at sensing just how much I'm stepping into the gas, and I prefer to have a heftier feel to the pedal.
Sounds like the gearing to which you have to get used. My Mazda Protege5 is similarly "light". Comes in handy for passing.