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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#9197 of 9328 Re: K&N Air Filter [nvbanker]
Apr 28, 2008 (11:21 am)
I haven't noticed any additional noise. I have the 3i with 2.0. Have others noticed something?
#9198 of 9328 Ipod Integration Module
Apr 28, 2008 (12:45 pm)
Does anyone know anything about the Ipod Integration Module? I just purchased an '08 Grand Touring and was curious about this option. Does it enable you to control your ipod with your head unit? If so, is the interface any good? Is it worth buying or should I just stick with using the AUX jack to control my ipod.
#9199 of 9328 Re: Ipod Integration Module [dpeimer]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:22 am)
To me I use the AUX jack on my ipod nano and ipod touch. It works great. You can use the steering wheel controls to skip songs and volume.
#9200 of 9328 Re: Ipod Integration Module [x5sav]
Apr 30, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I use the aux jack with my iPod classic. None of the steering wheel or head unit controls work, except of course for volume. I am unable to change tracks or anything. Not sure I would pay extra for that ability, it's not too much trouble to pick up the iPod itself to change tracks. My wife has a nano, I'll see if it does anything more with hers. What I would like is the type of connection that will charge the iPod while plugged in, although the battery life on the classic is pretty impressive. But on a longer trip I may need to get a car charger.
#9201 of 9328 Re: Ipod Integration Module [x5sav]
May 13, 2008 (8:56 am)
"To me I use the AUX jack on my ipod nano and ipod touch. It works great. You can use the steering wheel controls to skip songs and volume."
You can't skip songs with the steering wheel controls when using the AUX jack.
Incidentally, if your Mazda3 was made after Jan. 1, 2008, the functionality of the iPod integration module is much improved.
#9202 of 9328 3i Touring vs. 3i Touring Value
May 13, 2008 (12:02 pm)
Does anyone know the difference between the 3i Touring and 3i Touring Value models?
#9203 of 9328 Re: 3i Touring vs. 3i Touring Value [cvirden]
May 13, 2008 (6:27 pm)
This was posted a couple months ago. The 3i Touring Value Edition has replaced the 3i Touring - 3i Touring is no longer available.
Changes include piano black (rather than faux wood) dash applique', 17" (rather than 16") wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, color-keyed grille (rather than chrome accent), and fog lights. Basically looks like a 3s but with the more economical 2.0 liter engine. I also think the ABS/SAB/SAC package is standard whereas it used to be optional on the 3i Touring.
Overall, a pretty neat package, for only a few hundred bucks more. Personally I like the faux wood in my 3i Touring, but I would have loved fog lights and the leather steering wheel. Also I really dig the 17" wheels, but I would not have wanted the stiffer handling and more expensive replacement tires. I'm happy with my 16"s, they look nice and are a step up from the 15"s with plastic wheel covers on the base 3i sport model.
(They also added a few new colors 1/1/08, including a really sweet shade of orange-red and metallic blue. Mine is galaxy grey metallic which I truly love, but I probably would have gone for the blue had it been available - oh well!)
May 14, 2008 (9:43 am)
When we got our '05 3s the wife really wanted the Titanium color as it was called then. It's now Galaxy Gray like my Civic. Dealer could only locate a Sunlight Silver car for us and when we drove up to look at the color, it just blew us both away...really nice looking especially when fully detailed. We never looked back and still love the color to this day.
Must admit, Mazda does make a nice car...nice to look at and crazy fun to drive.
#9205 of 9328 Rear Antenna
Jun 05, 2008 (10:16 am)
Is there an after market antenna,so I don't have to unscrew it at the carwash.
Also, someone told me that is a mount that gives your Mada a BMW look .
#9206 of 9328 Re: Rear Antenna [joem5]
Jun 05, 2008 (8:36 pm)
I think the '07 acura RDX antenna mast works. Check out www.mazda3forums.com Several posters have bought the above antenna for under 10.00 at a local acura dealer.