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  1. Join Date
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    Hi Guys,

    I noticed that there's no thread available for the new 2017 Mazda 3 so I'm starting this. I drove one earlier as a test drive and the handling is just maaaaaaaaggggnnniiiffffficccceeent! Plus it has added sports mode, back-up camera, G-vector, among the others compared to the model year before.

    Thinking if getting this (M3 1.5L Sedan) rather than the Civic 1.8E because after testing I just fell in love with handling, Skyactive + Youjin 3... But.. Worried about resale value.

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabushis View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I noticed that there's no thread available for the new 2017 Mazda 3 so I'm starting this. I drove one earlier as a test drive and the handling is just maaaaaaaaggggnnniiiffffficccceeent! Plus it has added sports mode, back-up camera, G-vector, among the others compared to the model year before.

    Thinking if getting this (M3 1.5L Sedan) rather than the Civic 1.8E because after testing I just fell in love with handling, Skyactive + Youjin 3... But.. Worried about resale value.

    Any thoughts?
    Knowing what's out there, & having decided on my 1st Mazda back in mid '14...if I were looking for a car today, I'd grab the Facelift w/o blinking. I understand people who frequently switch cars to worry about resale. I enjoy, keep most of mine long term, do my own maintenance....so, I never consider resale value that big a factor. I rely more on gut feel. It hasn't failed me, so far.
    My Mown3rship has been such a positive, hitch-free experience that when the need & opportunity came for another car....we grabbed another Skyactiv.

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    Its not all new. This is just a big update.

    The skyactive generation 2 mazda 3 will come in 1-2 years.



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    I tried the 1.5L V Sedan. Pretty underpowered during my test drive just to find out that its only 111HP with 144nm torque. I must say the speed was a bit disappointing as I had a hard time over taking an old Toyota Altis (like 2005 levels).

    Yours is a 2.0 sir?

    Quote Originally Posted by travajante View Post
    Knowing what's out there, & having decided on my 1st Mazda back in mid '14...if I were looking for a car today, I'd grab the Facelift w/o blinking. I understand people who frequently switch cars to worry about resale. I enjoy, keep most of mine long term, do my own maintenance....so, I never consider resale value that big a factor. I rely more on gut feel. It hasn't failed me, so far.
    My Mown3rship has been such a positive, hitch-free experience that when the need & opportunity came for another car....we grabbed another Skyactiv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabushis View Post
    I tried the 1.5L V Sedan. Pretty underpowered during my test drive just to find out that its only 111HP with 144nm torque. I must say the speed was a bit disappointing as I had a hard time over taking an old Toyota Altis (like 2005 levels).

    Yours is a 2.0 sir?
    Mine is hobo 1.5 & it suits my daily needs. I'm beyond satisfied. No track nor roads in my neckodawoods, sadly....
    But, don't fret...Orange Virus Tuning has done wonders for Sky. 1.5s have been seen outpacing stock 2.0s....w/o hardware mods. Purely ECU fine tuning. All tunes are customized from OVTusa. No piggybacks, no splicing, & most importantly, reversible, too.
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    The 2017 facelift now has a perfect grille, complete set of blades...
    Look at 2014-16's:


    Here's the Facelift:


    1 hitch w/ the perfect grille...OE plate holder needs 4 HOLES drilled.


    I've been getting a handful of requests for a facelift version of the original No-Drill Plate Relocator. The '14-'16 one won't fit. Had to start from scratch...
    Finally after some wait, it's OUT & tested on variants w/ lip & without....
    With aero-lip:

    Without lip:


    For more details, please email
    satravajante*gmail.com
    Thanks. God bless!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabushis View Post
    I tried the 1.5L V Sedan. Pretty underpowered during my test drive just to find out that its only 111HP with 144nm torque. I must say the speed was a bit disappointing as I had a hard time over taking an old Toyota Altis (like 2005 levels).

    Yours is a 2.0 sir?
    Overtaking how? Was the other driver not letting you pass by speeding also? Kahit naman anong sasakyan pag hindi ka pinagbigyan hirap talaga ikaw.

    Mga kasabayan ko minsan mga v8 engines. Hirap sasakyan ko? Hindi naman. I see it differently.



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    Yup with the plate relocator,the 2017 grille looks better than the 2014-2106. I'm also looking for ways to conceal that center part. A member ordered a rectangle honeycombe grille, & he just cut it himself to fit it in front of the grille.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsmobile View Post
    Yup with the plate relocator,the 2017 grille looks better than the 2014-2106. I'm also looking for ways to conceal that center part. A member ordered a rectangle honeycombe grille, & he just cut it himself to fit it in front of the grille.
    Check Odula, doc.:

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    38 VEHICLES EARN TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD AMID STRICTER CRITERIA
    -Motor Trend 12/07/16

    Small Cars:
    -Mazda3
    -Toyota Corolla
    -Toyota Prius (built after August 2016)
    -Chevrolet Volt
    -Hyundai Elantra (sedan only/built after March 2016)

    Midsize Cars:
    -Mazda6
    --Volkswagen Jetta
    -Toyota Camry
    -Toyota Prius v
    -Subaru Legacy
    -Subaru Outback
    -Honda Accord 4-door
    -Nissan Altima
    -Nissan Maxima

    Midsize Luxury Cars:
    -Lexus ES 350
    -Volvo S60
    -Volvo V60
    -Audi A4

    Large Luxury Cars:
    -Lexus RC
    -Genesis G80
    -Genesis G90

    Small SUVs:
    -Mazda CX-3
    -Toyota RAV4
    --Subaru Forester (built after October 2016)
    -Mitsubishi Outlander
    -Nissan Rogue

    Midsize SUVs:
    -Honda Pilot
    -Hyundai Santa Fe (built after March 2016)

    Midsize Luxury SUVs:
    -Lexus NX
    -Lexus RX
    -Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
    -Volvo XC60
    -Acura MDX
    -Acura RDX
    -Audi Q5
    -Buick Envision

    Minivan:
    -Chrysler Pacifica (built after August 2016)

    Large Pickup:
    -Honda Ridgeline

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