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#34 of 63 Re: 2007 Colors [gottabgto]
Aug 28, 2006 (6:43 am)
The 2007 white is called Crystal white and it is not an additional charge
Wrong information. Crystal white is a pearl paint and it's $200.
#35 of 63 Re: 2007 Colors [gottabgto]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:51 am)
I'm trying to find an 07 grand touring white automatic. So far no luck and I'm not going to be overcharged because they are are slow in getting them out. The dealers all act like I'm looking for a 'rare car'. I'll wait - but I wish they'd get with it!
I hate to break it to you, but, you ARE looking for a rare car. All dealers custom order all their inventory, with the acecption of a few gimmies from the port, and I can tell you that a white Mazda3 is rare. Not many dealers order them.
In MY 2006, I had to locate a Mazda3 GT in Whitewater pearl and the closest was 300 miles away, and this was in the winter. So, Mazda3 supply was plentiful then.
#36 of 63 Re: The new rims... [brink13]
Aug 28, 2006 (5:18 pm)
You're not the only one not digging the new wheels. I think they look kinda crappy, personally.
The '06 5-spokers, on the other hand, looked great. Why did Mazda have to RUIN a good thing? Ditto on the 'mesh' grill replacing the slat grill for '07 for much of the Mazda3 lineup. Looks especially like a styling downgrade on the 5-door!
Boo Mazda, you're making me eye Civics and Fits again. And all you had to do was leave the (great) styling and wheels alone. I guess if it ain't broke, break it.
#37 of 63 Re: The new rims... [johnnyvj]
Aug 29, 2006 (6:02 am)
Hmm, I actually think it looks more refined and sexy. The galaxy gray looks great on the new 3. Im going to upgrade to a GT this year, maybe in May of 07 once I have had a chance to view what color options are available. And the new gray interior is really nice.
#38 of 63 Re: The new rims... [mpg60]
Aug 29, 2006 (6:41 am)
Don't forget to check out the Mazdaspeed3. It's not much more then the Mazda3 GT.
#39 of 63 Re: The new rims... [mpg60]
Aug 29, 2006 (2:35 pm)
Yep, the mesh grill is more refined and sexy. That's why its on the MazdaSpeed3, aka the top of the line Mazda3. Oh wait.. its not. Its got the slat grill. And non-goofy-looking rims too.
I don't mind the MazdaSpeed3 lookin' great. I just wish they hadn't made the 5-door S look worse to make the MS3 look better.
On the plus side, I do agree with you about the Galaxy Gray.
#40 of 63 Mazda Speed 3
Aug 31, 2006 (5:10 am)
The Mazda web site is now set for someone to build a model. It is interesting to note that total horsepower at summary end is rated at 274. Check it out for yourself
#41 of 63 Re: Mazda Speed 3 [mpg60]
Aug 31, 2006 (6:48 am)
Are you located in the US?
I just visited the Mazda USA site, and there was no option, either from the "Build A Vehicle" link on the home page, or on the "Wild Child" site, to build an MS3.
I did check the Features and Specs page, which shows peak HP at 263 and peak torque at 280. This has been recently updated, as the last time I checked it showed peak HP as "TBD" (to be determined). I believe the current issue of Sport Compact Car reported 263 HP.
Where you building an MS6 instead? It's peak HP is 274.
Let's hope for some more reviews--SOON!
#42 of 63 Re: Mazda Speed 3 [mpg60]
Aug 31, 2006 (6:57 am)
It was interesting to compare the EPA MPG estimate for the MS3 and MS6...the MS3 is rated at 20 city/28 hwy and the MS6 at 19/25. I guess the lower weight and torque management on the MS3 really do make a difference.
#43 of 63 Re: Mazda Speed 3 [kronogoose]
Aug 31, 2006 (7:34 am)
The link is there. I am in Atl GA.. It is too the left under the wildchild link in the black and white section under shopping tools. I may have spoken to early though on the HP. The main wildchild page states 263. But I am not sure why they don't translate that to the summary on the build your own link. When you get to the end for viewing the summary of what you just built it states 274hp. They are messing with us. I know it.