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Mazda MAZDA3, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Nov 14, 2008 (10:59 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 (9:48 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.