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    Originally posted by chinsterr


    Oh, and those blinking lights that blink everytime you adjust the volume (still part of console). Was this a marketing gimmick to draw in young people ? Well im 18, and i think the lights are TACKY. Maybe mazda put those lights to entice the 50+ market seeing as they probably never had that sort of stuff back in the day :p j/j. What will they think of next ? strobe lights ? disco ball? ***lol i think someone at Univ has that one, but ya, you guys get the point
    personally I like it - got into many of a close-calls looking at my dash & console especially at night!

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    Originally posted by chinsterr

    but will that turn off the cd track number light ?
    umm the which? :p

    just try it out it will turn off the red leds that light up when you skip tracks and when you increase/decrease volume

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    Originally posted by DeLaY_NoMoRe


    Actually I can say that we already have the best and most features among the same class, look at the CIVICs and COROLLAs, they don\'t even have a standard 4 wheel disc brake, not to mention the AUTO LIGHT CONTROL and RAIN SENSING WIPERS which we all have
    I can\'t STAND the AUTO WIPERs!!! Please allow me at least some control over the speed of the wipers. It\'s always too fast when it\'s just spitting outside. Otherwise spend that money elsewhere in the car, like better rear brake pads that don\'t leave daily dust.

    AUTO LIGHTS? Another lazy invention for people who don\'t know day from night. Useless feature that could of been spent on something else in the vehicle. Like better rear brake pads.

    These two \'features\' could easily sell for $500 as an option. Just imagine what you could get for $500? Perhaps a better amplifier in the radio head unit?

    Nuf Said,

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    UPDATE: MAZDA of CANADA, if you are reading this, please don\'t put useless features on these vehicles and place the money elsewhere.

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    Yes I agreed, I was just saying that we have the most features, but I didn\'t mean to say the most useful features......Yet the rain-sensing wiper thing works fine for me so far, but that Auto light control thing is really an unuseful feature, but as u mentioned, I\'ve rather sacrifice these above features from some other things found usefully, e.g. Stock 6-CD changer, Heated seats or even HID.
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    Default Replying to Topic \'Cons of the Mazda3\'

    Originally posted by PiCASSO


    Originally posted by DeLaY_NoMoRe


    Actually I can say that we already have the best and most features among the same class, look at the CIVICs and COROLLAs, they don\'t even have a standard 4 wheel disc brake, not to mention the AUTO LIGHT CONTROL and RAIN SENSING WIPERS which we all have
    I can\'t STAND the AUTO WIPERs!!! Please allow me at least some control over the speed of the wipers. It\'s always too fast when it\'s just spitting outside. Otherwise spend that money elsewhere in the car, like better rear brake pads that don\'t leave daily dust.

    AUTO LIGHTS? Another lazy invention for people who don\'t know day from night. Useless feature that could of been spent on something else in the vehicle. Like better rear brake pads.

    These two \'features\' could easily sell for $500 as an option. Just imagine what you could get for $500? Perhaps a better amplifier in the radio head unit?

    Nuf Said,

    PiCASSO

    UPDATE: MAZDA of CANADA, if you are reading this, please don\'t put useless features on these vehicles and place the money elsewhere.
    Thats funny...Mazda puts in two very nice features that luxuary cars like Benz and BMW have standard and they get bitched at. Maybe you are better off with a car like a Civic...arc
    Because honestly, I love those two features.
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    I have to agree, Brake pads you can change yourself. Just to clarify, does the center console problem mean i cannt stick a dvdplayer/navi screen in the 3 ?

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    hmm,

    i like the auto wipers and headlights. my biggest complaint wiht the car is the brake dust at the rear ><! its a combination of weird pads and the way the car is vented, it all goes to the back. oh well lol. an option i REALLY would have wanted is HID\'s, LED tails, and 5speed autobox; the last 2 are solved apparently for the new 05 models which sucks for me =/. but thats OK =)

    i really like this car, very few cons compared to other vehicles

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    Originally posted by Zaku_4


    hmm,

    i like the auto wipers and headlights. my biggest complaint wiht the car is the brake dust at the rear ><! its a combination of weird pads and the way the car is vented, it all goes to the back. oh well lol. an option i REALLY would have wanted is HID\'s, LED tails, and 5speed autobox; the last 2 are solved apparently for the new 05 models which sucks for me =/. but thats OK =)

    i really like this car, very few cons compared to other vehicles
    definitely not the 05\'s b/c if LED tails and xenons were an option, I would have had them! forget leather! :p

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    Originally posted by DivineWind


    I have to agree, Brake pads you can change yourself. Just to clarify, does the center console problem mean i cannt stick a dvdplayer/navi screen in the 3 ?
    You can still put one in the upper dash panel.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=798031865 7&category=33646



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    Originally posted by Optimzer


    Originally posted by Zaku_4


    hmm,

    i like the auto wipers and headlights. my biggest complaint wiht the car is the brake dust at the rear ><! its a combination of weird pads and the way the car is vented, it all goes to the back. oh well lol. an option i REALLY would have wanted is HID\'s, LED tails, and 5speed autobox; the last 2 are solved apparently for the new 05 models which sucks for me =/. but thats OK =)

    i really like this car, very few cons compared to other vehicles
    definitely not the 05\'s b/c if LED tails and xenons were an option, I would have had them! forget leather! :p
    The LED tails (Sport only) and 5 spd auto are available on the 2006 models.

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    Originally posted by PiCASSO
    I can\'t STAND the AUTO WIPERs!!! Please allow me at least some control over the speed of the wipers. It\'s always too fast when it\'s just spitting outside. Otherwise spend that money elsewhere in the car, like better rear brake pads that don\'t leave daily dust.
    I agree! The wipers always wipe more frequently than they need to.

    I almost forgot it has the Auto light feature. I\'ve never used it since HID installed. Simply don\'t want the HIDs to be turned on for a few seconds in garage and off when roll out.

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    Originally posted by chaser


    Originally posted by PiCASSO
    I can\'t STAND the AUTO WIPERs!!! Please allow me at least some control over the speed of the wipers. It\'s always too fast when it\'s just spitting outside. Otherwise spend that money elsewhere in the car, like better rear brake pads that don\'t leave daily dust.
    I agree! The wipers always wipe more frequently than they need to.

    I almost forgot it has the Auto light feature. I\'ve never used it since HID installed. Simply don\'t want the HIDs to be turned on for a few seconds in garage and off when roll out.
    if i rmb u can set the sensitivity for the wipers, just read the manual :p
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    Originally posted by m_a_t_r_i_x


    poor airconditioning....
    Thats my biggest BEEF with the Mazda3. Someone should have had a fix for this by now. Damn, looks like I\'m going to have to suffer the heat this summer. Hopefully my new tints that I\'m putting in next week will make it bearable.

    Mazda of Canada should take a look at this. Don\'t the states have a diffuser kit for this? Why don\'t we have it up here?!?




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    Originally posted by iconicrocket

    Mazda of Canada should take a look at this. Don\'t the states have a diffuser kit for this? Why don\'t we have it up here?!?


    But we do! And it comes with the cabin air-filter!

    http://www.torontomazda3.com/forum/read.php?TID=2693

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    Originally posted by Shat2


    Originally posted by chaser


    Originally posted by PiCASSO
    I can\'t STAND the AUTO WIPERs!!! Please allow me at least some control over the speed of the wipers. It\'s always too fast when it\'s just spitting outside. Otherwise spend that money elsewhere in the car, like better rear brake pads that don\'t leave daily dust.
    I agree! The wipers always wipe more frequently than they need to.

    I almost forgot it has the Auto light feature. I\'ve never used it since HID installed. Simply don\'t want the HIDs to be turned on for a few seconds in garage and off when roll out.
    if i rmb u can set the sensitivity for the wipers, just read the manual :p
    that doesn\'t work at all ...

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    Originally posted by PSIVIC


    Originally posted by Optimzer


    Originally posted by Zaku_4


    hmm,

    i like the auto wipers and headlights. my biggest complaint wiht the car is the brake dust at the rear ><! its a combination of weird pads and the way the car is vented, it all goes to the back. oh well lol. an option i REALLY would have wanted is HID\'s, LED tails, and 5speed autobox; the last 2 are solved apparently for the new 05 models which sucks for me =/. but thats OK =)

    i really like this car, very few cons compared to other vehicles
    definitely not the 05\'s b/c if LED tails and xenons were an option, I would have had them! forget leather! :p
    The LED tails (Sport only) and 5 spd auto are available on the 2006 models.

    From what FlIPSPEED said in the other thread, this is not true. The only changes are the colour additions and deletions. TheBiz confirmed those changes as well.

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    Originally posted by chaser


    Originally posted by Shat2

    if i rmb u can set the sensitivity for the wipers, just read the manual :p
    that doesn\'t work at all ...
    agreed.. they wipe too fast even at the lowest setting.. and they lag too far behind (eg. spitting turns into a downpour..) it takes a few wipes before they catch up)

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    Originally posted by chaser


    Originally posted by Shat2


    Originally posted by chaser


    Originally posted by PiCASSO
    I can\'t STAND the AUTO WIPERs!!! Please allow me at least some control over the speed of the wipers. It\'s always too fast when it\'s just spitting outside. Otherwise spend that money elsewhere in the car, like better rear brake pads that don\'t leave daily dust.
    I agree! The wipers always wipe more frequently than they need to.

    I almost forgot it has the Auto light feature. I\'ve never used it since HID installed. Simply don\'t want the HIDs to be turned on for a few seconds in garage and off when roll out.
    if i rmb u can set the sensitivity for the wipers, just read the manual :p
    that doesn\'t work at all ...
    its on pg 5-46 or somthing like that, idunno it workz for me ^^

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    i think what chaser and i mean by \"it doesn\'t work\" is \"it doesn\'t work properly\" or \"you can barely tell the difference between all the way \'+\' and all the way \'-\'\"

    sometimes there\'s so little rain when it attempts to wipe it and it smears the dust that\'s on the windshield.. IMO the sensors are either too sensitive and too slow to respond.. still it\'s a nice feature to have..

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    Location of the cabin air-filter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Originally posted by bluntman


    I want to do the mod that migiddy did to his car, he bolted on an RX8 6 speed manual transmission onto his Mazda3!!! :p :p :p
    WTF? I want that mod too...oh wait I already have it (apparently) Pics to come soon. arc

    Oh yeah my 2 cents:

    1. AC isn\'t the greatest (had to say it)
    2. auto sensing wipers suck, give me variable!
    3. I know other cars in the class don\'t have it either but a trunk release on the key FOB would be awesome
    4. I\'m seeing way too many 3\'s out on the road so everyone stop buying them
    5. Not that I ever need it due to remote locks but ever notice how there is no keyhole on the front passenger door, more cost savings there.
    6. It is the bottom of the Mazda family so we can\'t have it all, too bad.
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    yeah before i forget, cheap carpet ( i thought it was felt paper) and floor mats.....i understand they are trying to lower down the cost but not on the top trim models!

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    FLOOR MATS!

    I just picked my car up yesterday and noticed how tiny the floor mats are compared to my old P5 they don\'t cover nearly as well I found in the P5 it was a challenge getting them to fit properly but too much carpet is better than too little!
    but if that\'s one of my only complaints so far then I can live with it!
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    haven\'t gotten my 3 yet, but from my test drive, the 2 major things i disliked:

    no trunk release on remote

    annoying as hell seatbelt warning that won\'t go away (yes cause im a lazy shit that doesnt like to put on his seatbelt for short trips :p )
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    annoying as hell seatbelt warning that won\'t go away (yes cause im a lazy shit that doesnt like to put on his seatbelt for short trips )


    this can be disabled...check the manual or ur dealer can do it for u....

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