Register Login
Lamps by Post - For all your lighting needs
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 30-08-2014   #16
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Quote Originally Posted by JimbbobW1977 View Post
The door pulls, centre cubby,roof, door bins, footwell are lit up in the Focus with a choice of 8 colours..
Bear in mind this is not a car that lists over 20k, it's the equivalent of a zetec not a titanium/titanium x. The higher spec ones have all the footwell lighting business etc.

Also i'm pretty sure in 2011 you couldn't have got that in a focus, ambient lighting was introduced on the new models.
__________________

Last edited by StevenRB45; 30-08-2014 at 18:01.
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 30-08-2014   #17
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solihull
Posts: 1,463
Thanks: 35
Trader Rating: 0
JimbbobW1977 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

It's is a MK3 - 2012 model.

Have you named the car yet?

I think I only named one of my cars once! It was a 51 plate Fiesta Flight 1.3 called Panther!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

JimbbobW1977 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 30-08-2014   #18
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

I have a long long tradition of crap car names. So far it's been tea party, the Red October, silver bullet and shifty (covers 10 years). I dunno for some reason I like Martha although its already called Snowflake on fuelly.
__________________
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 31-08-2014   #19
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

On the subject of strangeness...some cars have a washer warning some don't...this fits into the second category however and I **** you not it has a dipstick for washer fluid level.

WTF?
__________________
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 31-08-2014   #20
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solihull
Posts: 1,463
Thanks: 35
Trader Rating: 0
JimbbobW1977 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Strange? At least it gets you under the bonnet to check.

My old GP had a very small washer fluid bottle didn't last long at all.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

JimbbobW1977 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 01-09-2014   #21
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Well Martha gets her first trip to the menders on Wednesday, has a knocking noise in front suspension when turning left on poor surfaces. Sounds like a drop link or roll bar has some play, only really noticable as otherwise it's very quiet but under warranty so best get it done.

Edit: just heard it again, I'd be tempted to say it was in the cabin...doesn't really sound substantial enough to bw suspension sounds more like plastic on plastic.
__________________

Last edited by StevenRB45; 01-09-2014 at 19:30.
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 01-09-2014   #22
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solihull
Posts: 1,463
Thanks: 35
Trader Rating: 0
JimbbobW1977 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

When's the warranty up on it?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

JimbbobW1977 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 01-09-2014   #23
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Quote Originally Posted by JimbbobW1977 View Post
When's the warranty up on it?
Next month for the original 3 year, but it's Mazda approved used as well so gets 12 months from purchase. Not overly concerned, it's just annoying in what is otherwise a faultless car with no rattles what so ever. If it was my swift I'd just turn the stereo up, but I'd like it spot on.
__________________

Last edited by StevenRB45; 01-09-2014 at 22:50.
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 03-09-2014   #24
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Quote Originally Posted by StevenRB45 View Post
Well Martha gets her first trip to the menders on Wednesday, has a knocking noise in front suspension when turning left on poor surfaces. Sounds like a drop link or roll bar has some play, only really noticable as otherwise it's very quiet but under warranty so best get it done.

Edit: just heard it again, I'd be tempted to say it was in the cabin...doesn't really sound substantial enough to bw suspension sounds more like plastic on plastic.
It's back they've checked it, all the suspension is in order no danger to anything, they've heard the noise but not located it so it's back in at the end of the month when they can give me a courtesy car and take their time eliminating possible causes.
Likes Most Easterly Pandas liked this post
__________________
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 03-09-2014   #25
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solihull
Posts: 1,463
Thanks: 35
Trader Rating: 0
JimbbobW1977 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

My Focus does the same thing. They couldn't trace anything on mine neither.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

JimbbobW1977 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 03-09-2014   #26
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Here's hoping mazda dealers are better than ford.
__________________
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-09-2014   #27
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solihull
Posts: 1,463
Thanks: 35
Trader Rating: 0
JimbbobW1977 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Luckily the dealer I brought from and use for servicing is a family owned business, with a large service centre. Can not fault them they have been fantastic.

They even price matched the internet for my new tyres, gave me the part ex price I wanted for my GP.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

JimbbobW1977 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-09-2014   #28
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 27,676
Thanks: 1225
Blog Entries: 3
Trader Rating: 5
fingers99 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

The turbo ones are pretty damn quick!
__________________
M12 fund 20
fingers99 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-09-2014   #29
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 5,005
Thanks: 76
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Quote Originally Posted by fingers99 View Post
The turbo ones are pretty damn quick!
The normal ones however....aren't, adequate would be the best word for it. Chassis is nice though getting over the novelty now and starting to pitch it into corners and a sticks very nicely indeed. Body roll is minimal the ride is a good balance between body control and comfort. So not much roll, but soft enough to take the edge off and poor surfaces don't shudder through the whole car like the swift did.

Also paid for my 1st tank of fuel today and got 40.7 mpg trip computer was reckoning 40.3 so pretty much spot on and not bad for mixed use and a fair bit of time stuck in traffic.
__________________
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-09-2014   #30
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solihull
Posts: 1,463
Thanks: 35
Trader Rating: 0
JimbbobW1977 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Quote Originally Posted by StevenRB45 View Post
The normal ones however....aren't, adequate would be the best word for it. Chassis is nice though getting over the novelty now and starting to pitch it into corners and a sticks very nicely indeed. Body roll is minimal the ride is a good balance between body control and comfort. So not much roll, but soft enough to take the edge off and poor surfaces don't shudder through the whole car like the swift did.



Also paid for my 1st tank of fuel today and got 40.7 mpg trip computer was reckoning 40.3 so pretty much spot on and not bad for mixed use and a fair bit of time stuck in traffic.



What Fiat did you have?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

JimbbobW1977 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If ever someone was aptly named udtrev Leisure Lounge 7 10-08-2012 13:38
(G) What did you named your BRAVO ? AhmedAsh92 Bravo 29 13-08-2011 19:22
Anyone named their cars? limited edition Leisure Lounge 33 28-07-2011 12:39
Anyone been named and shamed??? Andy Monty Leisure Lounge 25 10-10-2007 10:38
Have you named your car? smurfhead Leisure Lounge 22 05-09-2003 17:13