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The place for your 2003-present Mazda 3 questions and discussions! For owners and prospective owners only.

Pretty sure the struts on my 1st-gen 3 are shot. Anyone have any recommendations for replacement brands?

CAI and splash shield

I was wondering if I got a Takeda cai if the splash shield would be enough for water to not get into it. I have a 2011 mazda 3 s 2.5l.

MSDS headers installed!!

2004 Mazda 3 MSDS Catless Header To Magnaflow Resonator And Straight Through Racing Muffler

YouTube / Clayton Pfenning

I never realized how many people that love cars had regular sedan 3's!!! Its awesome to see because most people by me don't see the 3 as a fun car.

Transmission Help

I have a 2008 Mazda 3 hatchback manual. I’ve been recently having problems with my reverse gear. I noticed that it grinds if I put it in reverse too quickly after pushing down the clutch. However if I push down the clutch and wait a second then put it in reverse then it never grinds. It’s like something is still moving causing it to grind. I have also heard that reverse has no synchro in a lot of cars. Not sure if that is true or not. May explain why reverse is the only one that grinds. I’m not great with cars but if anyone can help to explain what could be happening here, that would be great.

Exhaust update! Cat delete and now I get n/a flames!

2004 Mazda 3 Cosworth Swap 280 HP Catless DP, SRS EBay Muffler, Magnaflow Res N/A FLAME!

YouTube / Clayton Pfenning

Why there ir no mazdaspeed 3 in Portugal!? 😭😭 so, I'm just going for an 1.6...

Someone went full Magnaflow 😉#NoCats

2004 Mazda 3 2.3 Catless DP to Magnaflow resonator and round muffler

YouTube / Clayton Pfenning

03 Mazda 3 5speed

Would anyone give me help to modify my car. I’m a new driver looking for good mods for my car (under the hood) no body kits please.

My Custom Magnaflow exhaust for my mazda 3, what do you think?

2007 Mazda 3s 2.3l Magnaflow Exhaust

YouTube / HighFructoseFun

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Mazdaspeed 3 Montage & Exhaust Revving

YouTube / Straight Speed

2012 i Grand Touring

I am looking around for a Mazda 3 and have come across a 2012 i Grand Touring with 84k miles. I dont know much about Mazda but I really enjoyed driving it. My question is…will it it as long and be as cheap to own as a Honda or Toyota? I need something that will last and wont break the bank!