Last post on Aug 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#740 of 743 what year did Mazda address the rust woes?
Aug 05, 2010 (7:18 am)
I simply can't believe the number of severely rusted Mazdas I have seen in the last 3+ years. A friend's cancer broke out only after 4 years of ownership of her 02 or 03 Protege 5, but I see it on all Proteges.
So my question is: (assuming Mazda has surely addressed this issue by now??)
What year was this finally addressed? Did they do it with a thicker coat of hot galvanizing? Or maybe they foolishly weren't using hot galvanizing?
#741 of 743 Prices for 2012 Mazda3 in Canada
Oct 14, 2011 (12:46 pm)
The Canadian prices for the 2012 Mazda3 are on the Mazda Canada site.
The models include the GS Sky Activ, which promises great fuel economy. If anyone has test driven this model let us know what you think.
Vehicle pricing seems reasonable compared to last year. However, financing is no longer 0% but 2.9%. Financing for long periods (e.g. 60, 72, 84 months) could substantially add to the overall price of the vehicle. Based on past experience this will not last long, especially with all the competition out there in the small car/compact market from the usual suspects (Honda, Toyota, GM) and some great new upstarts (Hyundai, Kia).
#742 of 743 Re: Mazda3 Corrosion / Rust issues [ex_tdier]
Aug 11, 2012 (10:36 pm)
Ihave a 2006 model but bought it in 2005 of november . They duped me at mazda made me wait for a year and then some for rust corrosion issues sent the pictures off and waited then they come back saying no its over the 6 years cut off. Bunch of asses. Now I have to repair the rust myself. Anyone know a good person at mazda headquarters in ontario to compain to that will do something for me? I got a hold of the customer relations rep but they did squat. So dissapointed in mazda.
#743 of 743 Re: Mazda3 Corrosion / Rust issues [speed07]
Aug 15, 2012 (2:28 pm)
"mazda made me wait for a year and then some for rust corrosion issues sent the pictures off and waited then they come back saying no its over the 6 years cut off "
6 years? The Mazda Canada site states "2012 and older model years include a 60 Months / Unlimited Kilometers Perforation Warranty." If it is 60 months (i.e. 5 years) then your cut off would be October 2010. Did you notify them in writing before then?