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#241 of 832 Re: Temperature gauges... [shipo]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:07 am)
I agree, changing the crappy Goodyear tires on the car will help a lot since the tires are the source of most of the noise IMO on our 2009 Mazda3 i Touring VE. I changed the Michelin Precadas to Michelin Exaltos on my MX-5 at 17K miles and saw a huge improvement in road noise and handling in wet and dry conditions. Mazda has to get their act together and provide OEM tires that aren't a POS.
But the front wheel wells obviously needs some sound deadening material as well since you can hear sand off the roads hitting the wheel wells inside the car. Maybe some undercoating would help this.
Does anyone know what the tires on the 17" wheels are on the 2010s?
Mar 04, 2009 (10:18 am)
BTW - 2010s are showing up at dealers in the Boston area this week.
#243 of 832 2010 Mazda 3 GT
Mar 04, 2009 (10:18 am)
I was having my oil changed and there it was in black metalic,rear lip spoiler dual ,exhaust .I think the rear looks better than front.This car has to be longer than previous Mazda 3"s. The interior was black leather and top quality.At first, I thought the car was an Infinity. The change is so pronounced.There are so many symbols on the steering wheel to get used to.The car is built around the driver every thing is at your finger tips The price was 25.5k MSRP.
I don't see how the car can get 22_29 mpg with the auto tranny,maybe with a 5 or six speed. They have really put alot of thought into the design. It looks like a 30 to 40k automobile. I'd like to know how Honda or Toyota can match it.
#244 of 832 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 GT [joem5]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:23 am)
I agree for a Corolla or Civic comparison but at the 2010 Mazda prices you can get a loaded 4-cyl Accord.
#245 of 832 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 GT [manybmws]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:35 am)
Yes, I agree ,but you won't get the torque. I think with the Honda and Toyota you will get a more comfortable ride.( I'm for that)You would get better gas milage I should think. The price of gas will go back up. How soon we forget.
The Mada has a stiffer suspension and an engine thats pratically a six cylinder. It's a 2.5 D.O.H.C. The Honda has a single over head camshaft.
I needed the lumbar support and Honda and Toyota didn't offer it.I have a 2008 I New value I bought May 29,09 and I have only 4000 miles on it and it's paid for.I don't use it much because of the stiff ride.
#246 of 832 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 GT [joem5]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:46 am)
Yes for sure. You have to lean more towards Sporty and give up the more comfortable ride when opting for a Mazda 3.
#247 of 832 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 GT [manybmws]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:54 am)
2010 Mazda prices you can get a loaded 4-cyl Accord.
2010 Mazda3 prices have basically stayed the same as the 09 prices, and in fact,the loaded '10 GT w/ tech is less then the 09, but, has more equipment. I see the new pricing as a "job well done" by Mazda.
BTW, Honda's idea of a "loaded" Accord is leather, heated seats and a moon roof and nav. It's pretty funny that the Mazda3 s GT offers so much more then an Accord, outside of overall size and 2mpg's.
#248 of 832 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 GT [manybmws]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:58 am)
Well, I'm going for comfort and good gas milage. Like I said I only have 4K on my Mazda and it's ten months old.
#249 of 832 Re: Anchors for cat carriers! [mz6greyghost]
Mar 04, 2009 (11:23 am)
don't know about any anchors or tie-downs (aviboy should have an answer for that),
I sure do!
I just got in a 2010 5-door and it is in the shop getting PDI'd. Once it's done, I will take a look and see what type of anchors it has.
#250 of 832 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 GT [aviboy97]
Mar 04, 2009 (12:01 pm)
2010 Mazda3 prices have basically stayed the same as the 09 prices
While perahps nominally true, in terms of MSRP, the actual selling prices will be a lot higher, at least for a while.