Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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Mazda MAZDA3, Auto Repair, Hatchback
#100 of 104 Re: 08 Mazda 3 Touring S 5-door hatchback [psato]
Sep 24, 2012 (6:13 pm)
Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your Mazda I'm looking to buy one & I test drove one and it was making a noise coming from the air conditioning after it was completly stoped and I started accelerating. Wondering if it's a major problem of if I could get it fixed?
#101 of 104 Re: 08 Mazda 3 Touring S 5-door hatchback [rachael_12345]
Sep 25, 2012 (5:49 am)
Unfortunatly no. The noise is a rattle at 55mph and above. Other than that, the car has been great.
#102 of 104 2010 Mazda3s motor mount problem?
Oct 11, 2013 (11:25 am)
My 2010 Mazda3s 2.5L 6spd manual makes a scratchy, creaky noise when there are torque changes from the engine or drivetrain suddenly. Such as, when starting from a stop, suddenly letting off the gas, or changing gears. Also very briefly on engine startup, before the engine reaches idle speed. It has stayed the same for many months, and thousands of miles. It is purely a noise, there is no tactile feel noticeable to the driver. It seems to be louder from the driver's seat than the right front seat. I suspect a motor mount is to blame. Any other ideas? Any idea how difficult and expensive to fix? And similar experiences out there with other cars? Any idea how long it can go without completely failing? Forever? I should add, this car has helped do driver ed for two of our children, which I know isn't easy on a manual trans car.
#104 of 104 Re: 2010 Mazda3s motor mount problem? [fpl6942]
Nov 23, 2013 (6:41 pm)
Hmm, there's another way you know. The company I work for exported $27 billion worth of US-made products just from the metro area I live in, last year. I don't think Japan would buy them quite so freely if I never bought their stuff in return.
And for that matter, I didn't buy it because it was Japanese. I wanted a nice-driving, manual transmission, fairly fast, very well equipped, not too expensive, reliable car from anywhere. The $350 motor mount at 62,000 miles is really the only problem the car has ever had. What would you have suggested I buy instead?