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Old 07-09-2014   #31
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

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What Fiat did you have?
I had 2 puntos and an uno back in the day.

Last Punto, http://www.fiatforum.com/members-mot...k1-85-elx.html
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

I really like the 3, and this is a smart model. I'm keeping my eye out for one!
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Relationship got a little bit too close today...normally this screen says things like hello, goodbye or zoom zoom. But no today it decided to share it's very japanese sexual preferences.
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I'll ask the first question. Does anyone else drive the car?
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

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I'll ask the first question. Does anyone else drive the car?
No.....

However this might explain things. God bless configurable multi function displays.


If it doesn't find a video of the latest civic type R advert the music on it is Android Porn by Kraddy. On another note the Mazda 3 forum swears that the bluetooth system on this car cannot display song titles...
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Heard the exhaust note for the 1st time today, it's a weird sounding thing. Been driving round windows up climate control on since I got it just cos I can but went to the chippy tonight so came back all windows down.

Windows up it's all quiet and refined with the odd growl from under the bonnet if you wind it up, windows down it sounds very strange, deep with the sound of little to no back pressure (what is it with the Japanese and large bore exhausts on small petrol engines?) and gentle fluttering from the tail pipe on overrun that suggests if you were on it it'd be popping.

Don't even know why I'm surpised with this as standard..
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Some odd aero going on here...did about 90 miles yesterday in dry roads wheels are clean but the skirts appear to be covered in brake dust.

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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

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Some odd aero going on here...did about 90 miles yesterday in dry roads wheels are clean but the skirts appear to be covered in brake dust.

My Prius is the same, and it doesn't even use the brakes that often as its regen braking 99% of the time.
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My Prius is the same, and it doesn't even use the brakes that often as its regen braking 99% of the time.
Does the prius have an aero tray underneath by any chance?
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Heard the exhaust note for the 1st time today, it's a weird sounding thing. Been driving round windows up climate control on since I got it just cos I can but went to the chippy tonight so came back all windows down.



Windows up it's all quiet and refined with the odd growl from under the bonnet if you wind it up, windows down it sounds very strange, deep with the sound of little to no back pressure (what is it with the Japanese and large bore exhausts on small petrol engines?) and gentle fluttering from the tail pipe on overrun that suggests if you were on it it'd be popping.



Don't even know why I'm surpised with this as standard..


Looks similar to my tail pipe, and mine sounds quite throaty for a diesel. You need to clean it up with a bit of Brasso

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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

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Looks similar to my tail pipe, and mine sounds quite throaty for a diesel. You need to clean it up with a bit of Brasso

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You'll have a turbo so pipe diameter is generally bigger the better as back pressure is a bad thing once the gases have spun the compressor...I don't have a turbo which is why I find the bore of the pipe a bit odd.

And yeah metal polish is on my list of things to buy after payday/after it comes back from mazda investigating the rattle next week.
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3 has gone for a little while, and I have this BEAST!




It has 4 electric windows, aircon, drls, ipod connection, remote central locking, stop start, an eco gauge with change up light. None of which can distract from the fact it appears they've bench marked the mk3 panda as their goal and missed by several miles. Seriously this would actually cost more than I paid for the mazda...I cannot think of a single reason you'd buy it, any small car you'd care to mention must be better so I can only assume it'd be the only car you'd seen and you have a pathological aversion to second hand cars.
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Re: The As Yet Un-named Mazda 3

Well apparently it's been traced to the rear discs, or at least they heard a noise (which the tech described as very loud), disassembled the rear brakes, cleaned them up and it apparently no longer does it.

We shall see tomorrow when I pick it up apparently I'm having a tech along as a passenger to check its gone. Surprised as I had it pegged as coming from in front of me in the cabin but if it's fixed its fixed.
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Does the prius have an aero tray underneath by any chance?
Yes mate, all in the name of aerodynamics
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