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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#9187 of 9314 Re: 2009 mazda3 [travis64]
Feb 16, 2008 (7:58 am)
It's going to be quite sometime before we see a new Mazda3. Look for it in late 2009 as a 2010 model.
The 08 Mazda3's have been out since Aug 2007. Look for the 09's to come out around the same time, Aug 2008. Basically the same model as 2008.
#9188 of 9314 Re: 2009 mazda3 [aviboy97]
Feb 16, 2008 (11:17 am)
everyone is saying its getting a redesign for 09?
#9189 of 9314 Re: 2009 mazda3 [travis64]
Feb 17, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Who is "everyone"? Since I work for the company, I am sticking to my statements.
#9190 of 9314 Re: 2009 mazda3 [travis64]
Feb 18, 2008 (1:43 pm)
the new 3 is rumored to be out 09 meaning 2010 model year. The Mazda6 should be all new for the 2009 model year (meaning it should be out sometime in late 2008).
Although it's really been quiet on the Mazda6 front... who knows if things will be delayed, but that is the speculation as of now.
#9191 of 9314 Future Mazda 3: Please keep the weight down
Mar 17, 2008 (9:11 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."
#9192 of 9314 Mazda 3 "shift shock"
Mar 17, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I've got a 2004 Mazda 3 sedan. A couple weeks ago I brought it to the dealer because it would sometimes shift hard (pause, BANG) when getting going in the morning. Dealer realized my software had not been updated since ??? despite me getting regular warranty service done on the car. There was a software patch for something called "Shift Shock" which seemed to eliminate the problem.
Until Saturday. Starting the car was fine, accelerating from zero to about 15 (I do have a heavier foot so gave it a bit of a goose to go...) and (pause BANG, pause BANG) and the car was in 3rd gear... Transmission light came on, the puzzling AT light came on and stayed on a bit and yikes. I pulled over, turned the engine off, looked at the owners manual, saw that when the AT light comes on you are warned to not drive the car.
I turned the ignition back on, both lights stayed on. I turned it off and then on again, AT light was gone. Did it again, and both lights were gone. I drove a few miles, no warning lights at all. On the way home, transmission light came on, but no AT light.
Yesterday, same thing. Fine all morning, in the late afternoon pause BANG then both warning lights. Did the turn off turn on thing again, AT light vanished, now only have the transmission light on.
Will be taking it to the dealer tomorrow morning, but would like to hear if anyone has any theories or experienced this themselves?
#9194 of 9314 Re: Mazda 3 "shift shock" [ramonesrock]
Mar 19, 2008 (9:14 am)
Will be taking it to the dealer tomorrow morning
Did the dealer figure out the problem?
Apr 26, 2008 (1:25 pm)
Got my K&N filter today. The stock filter was not very dirty yet, but there was a coupon in the paper for $10 off at Pep Boys, and I'd been wanting one for a while. Only drove a few miles, but as with all my previous cars, I notive a definite improvement in low-end throttle response. Starting from a stop seems much easier and smoother. Hopefully I'll get a little boost in mpg too, and will report on that after a few weeks.
#9196 of 9314 Re: K&N Air Filter [ahightower]
Apr 27, 2008 (10:42 am)
And how much noisier is it now with the Klear & Noisy Filter installed?