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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#1849 of 5139 Re: bought a mazda3 yesterday [smk1]
Sep 18, 2005 (2:29 pm)
I was about to buy a 2005 MAZDA 3i today, but hesitated because I was not sure how comfortable a ride it is on a long trip. I will be travelling about 50 miles to work one-way (100 miles round trip), and comfort would be a good thing. After sitting in it for about 20 miutes for a test ride, my butt started to hurt (and
I do have some padding even thought my friends tell me I don't).
I also had a concern about the AC. I heard and read that in HOT temps, does not do well. I live in Florida, and that's another important selling point for me.
The dealer is offering me, I think, a pretty good deal with everything on the car except leather (don't think an option on the 'i' anyway, and not ABS package which has the side airbags.
Need a little boost to get me over the edge to decide. From what I have read about deals others were getting, I think mine is good, as it is out the door price too.
Since I will be using up the 50,000 miles warrantly within two years due to travel to work, would others recommed extended warranty, and any idea of the cost.
Thank you, Miss Indecisive
(and I have driven about 15 different cars in 2 weeks, and I like this one the best for the economical ones so far). I like the PEP.
Sep 19, 2005 (4:42 am)
You should be able to test the AC before you buy - if its good (& most are) - then you should not have a problem - its only a few of us who were unlucky - I think that is one reason Mazda will not fix the problem - if more people had it they would have no choice.
Sep 19, 2005 (11:03 am)
z71bill and others,
another forum devoted to the Mazda3 (which I won't name) has started a poll regarding owners' AC satisfaction.
Currently 83 votes have been cast, with Poor currently ahead of Average, Good, Sucks, and What AC? No Excellent votes have been registered - and no reports of hanging chads!
#1853 of 5139 Where can I find the parts for sell? Please help.
Sep 19, 2005 (11:30 am)
I had a 2004 Mazda3. I like to upgrade my car and install the 6-CD Package & Bose Audio Package which are available only for the 2006 Mazda3. Can anyone tell me where I can find those parts for sell?
#1854 of 5139 Re: a copy of the Gerber ad for me too? [richml]
Sep 19, 2005 (11:36 am)
How do I get a $500 Gerber Coupon?
#1855 of 5139 Re: a copy of the Gerber ad for me too? [jack35]
Sep 19, 2005 (12:02 pm)
See post #1369.
You'll also need an E-mail from MazdaUSA with a unique certificate number.
#1856 of 5139 Dealerships in CT
Sep 20, 2005 (9:44 am)
Anyone have any experiences buying in CT? Is there any dealerships I should avoid?
#1858 of 5139 Re: Dealerships in CT [girmann]
Sep 20, 2005 (4:30 pm)
I took my business to MA, Balise at W. Springfield. CT dealers did not want to deal via e-mail. Got my '06 in couple of e-mails.