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  1. ceric

    Rumor: Next Mazda6

    From Japanes Best Car mag. Mazda and Toyota are co-developing a new RWD platform and a new inline-6 3.0L Skyactiv-X engine targeting 345hp. This platform and engine will be used on next Mazda6, Totota Crown and Toyota Mark-X. Some drawings were also included. Mazda6...
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    i-Eloop supercap failure on '16 GT

    i-Eloop 12V Battery failure on '16 GT For those who own GT with i-Eloop, you might want to read this. The 12V battery used in i-Eloop system is prone to failure after 3-4 yrs of normal use. Mine just failed a couple months ago. My co-worker's GT ('15) also did last year. So, two out of two in...
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    Damage repair: can one ask for OE parts to be used?

    My friend's Mazda3 got hit from behind with bumper damage. Geico used *certified bumper* but it did not fit very well at the seams. He refused to take it. Geico will call him again. As a victim in this case, can he ask for OE bumper to be used? What is the rule on this? Thanks in advance.
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    Vibration during hard acceleration from stop

    Since new I have had this annoying issue, other than this, I love my '16 Mazda6 GT (w/ tech). I went back to the salesguy to testdrive another GT, and found the same issue. Hence, I think this is a common problem (maybe I was wrong. 2 is a small sample pool). Anyway, while car is fully...
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    Say Goodbye

    Traded my CX9 in for '16 Mazda6 (see signature below) today. Got a good price, good trade-in value, and $500 loyalty discount. It's time to down size my vehicle, now that kids are leaving the house. Have fun with your '9., guys. I will stick around Mazda3 and Mazda6 forums. ;)
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    New Mazdaspeed3

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/115030890100/mazda3-mps-rendered-ahead-of-next-years-possible-launch <img src=http://content.worldcarfans.co/2015/3/8/medium/32915844757176923.jpg /img> 300hp, AWD, turbo-2.5G.
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    New Mazdaspeed3

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/115030890100/mazda3-mps-rendered-ahead-of-next-years-possible-launch 300hp, AWD, turbo-2.5G.
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    New Mazda Speed3, 300hp, turbo 2.5 Skyactiv

    http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1408-report-next-mazdaspeed-3-coming-in-2016-with-300-hp-all-wheel-drive/?sm_id=social_20140825_30405486 Standard 3 refreshed in 2017, together with release of Speed3. A detuned version will be used in next CX9s. More in the article.(hi)
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    Axala (Mazda3) JDM Accessories

    Posted this before. This time in PDF format. http://www.mazda.co.jp/accessories/info_lib/pdf/atenza_1407.pdf If you can read Japanese, lots of info here: http://www.mazda.co.jp/accessories/info_lib/ You can roughly guess what the link is by looking at the pop-up text at the lower left corner...
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    Atenza (Mazda6) JDM Accessories

    http://www.mazda.co.jp/accessories/info_lib/pdf/atenza_1407.pdf (yes)
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    CX-5 JDM Accessories

    Sorry if this has been posted before. http://www.mazda.co.jp/accessories/info_lib/pdf/cx-5_1407.pdf (yes)
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    2016 Mazdaspeed3

    http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2014/5/21/2016-Mazda3-MPS-Could-Feature-AWD-and-295HP-7720461/ 2016 Mazda3 MPS Could Feature AWD and 295HP Mazda Rumors Japan Rendering Hot Hatch Will take on the VW Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. According to a recent report published in Japanese car magazine Holiday...
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    Mazda Recalls Vehicles with i-ELOOP - Mazda3, CX-5 and Mazda6, 88,000 total

    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/04/mazda-recalling-88k-vehicles-for-ecu-glitch/ If you have one equipped with I-ELOOP. Get ready to get the letter.
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    Rear deck spoiler installed

    iGT on the left, sGT on the right. Close-up: My friend did his white one, and came help me did mine. Done in 1+ hr. Look great together, don't they? Ask me questions if you want to do the same. Something to watch out for to avoid breaking stuff. Instructions are not clear in this case...
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    See the Japanese Accessories for Axela (Mazda3)

    http://www.mazda.co.jp/accessories/web_cat/axela/pc.html Click through the arrow on the middle right. Someone should import these and make a business in US.
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    Anyone know this site for Mazda parts and accessories?

    Seems very good prices. http://www.partswebsite.com/mazdawholesaleparts/index.php?i=1&model=1641&make=107&year=2014&section=&searchall=&type=accessories&subcatid=&sucatid=&p=3 Has anyone dealt with this vendor before? I am interested in the $299 spoiler for my Mazda3 hatch.:) I emailed...
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    See the aero kit on a Mazda3 in autoshow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGayrB36ixQ Looks nice to me.
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    IIHS small overlap crash test - 2014 Mazda3 - good! Video inside

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUdsQMdh4I Rating: good! (breakn)
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    Euro NCAP Crash Test of 2014 Mazda3 ***** (5 stars!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtsNzVvEDZI Great performance in crash tests of EuroNCAP. ESC test - did very well also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAQmzBK_FUk Compared to Lexus IS 300h, notice that the rear glass shattered (not in Mazda3). Rear passengers will get lots of cuts from flying...
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    TPMS saved the tire today

    I was driving on highway heading home within 1 mile neat my exit, the TPMS beeped and lighted up in dash. My wife and I were both surprised. I looked at the dash and saw the icon lighted. I knew one tire was deflated. Pulled over right away to a big empty spot within 20m. Swapped the left-rear...
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