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    FS: Blizzak snow tires on 17" aluminum wheels (4), NY

    For Sale: Set of four Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 XL winter / snow tires (215/50R-17) on brand new, 17" silver aluminum wheels (17x7.5 Sport Edition F7 Silver), with 315MHz tire pressure sensors installed. All mint, less than 200 miles, essentially zero tread wear. No cuts, no scrapes, no...
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    New Lexus totally rips off Mazda 3 styling... in my opinion

    Yeah, they pretty much copied the Mazda 3 as much as possible but made it more plump. But gee... the rear side window line, the curved body line just above the rocker panel, the shape of the tail lights, and much more... it's almost like they were trying to make it obvious that they were...
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    New Lexus totally rips off Mazda 3 styling... in my opinion

    Lexus ripping off the Mazda 3....? Wow! 2012 Lexus CT Hybrid: This Lexus copies very many styling cues from the Mazda 3. The more you study it, the more Mazda 3 you see in it. Amazing. There is a LOT of Mazda 3 in there. So now I feel even that much better buying a "cheap" Mazda 3...
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    2010 Speed3 Tricky Clutch

    I'm a 2010 MS3 guy, I love the 2010 clutch and wouldn't have it any other way. I drive the car on a daily basis, in all weather, all conditions, heavy traffic, etc. This car is very easy and very comfortable to drive, I can spend all day in it with no issues... and that's very important. I...
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    DIY: Oil change for 2010 MazdaSpeed3, 2.3 liter turbo

    Yes, the drain plug uses an aluminum type crush washer. Not sure off-hand what size the crush washer is, maybe someone else can chime in and give us the specs and I can add it to the initial post. But on most of my other vehicles that use aluminum crush washers, I've rarely ever changed the...
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    DIY: Oil change for 2010 MazdaSpeed3, 2.3 liter turbo

    Oil change info for 2010 MazdaSpeed3, 2.3 liter turbo-charged engine Car must be raised a bit. Can't reach anything otherwise. It would seem that ramps are the best way to do this. If you must jack it up, you can use one or both of the two front / side factory jack points (pinch-weld points) to...
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    2010 Mazda3 Gas Mileage Roll Call...Please...

    Is this based on the readings you see on the instrument panel, or by doing your own calculations? I just filled up again yesterday and rechecked the instrument panel mpg reading (which I had reset at last fill up)... the instrument panel said I averaged 22.6 mpg but my calculations indicated I...
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    2010 Mazda3 Gas Mileage Roll Call...Please...

    The mpg readout in my 2010 MazdaSpeed3 seems to always be between 1 - 2 mpg optimistic verses reality (as accurately measured). This is pretty much what most others report. For everyday, around town driving, almost all of it stop and go, in traffic, a lot of cold start-ups etc, I'm averaging...
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    Future of the "hot-hatch" / MS3 ???

    Yes. Well, a Magnum was really just a Dodge Charger station wagon.... which IS "weird", but hey, if you love the idea of a Hemi Charger but NEED a station wagon, there you go. I totally had my eye on the Magnum even way before it was available for purchase quite a few years back. But yeah, I...
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    Future of the "hot-hatch" / MS3 ???

    Ah, the 2010 Lancer Sportback Ralliart... first I heard of this, thanks for the heads up. I just read the assorted online reviews, checked out the Youtube videos, etc... glad to see a new entry into the "hot-hatch" arena (for the U.S.), this is good news and would indicate that the "hot-hatch"...
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    Future of the "hot-hatch" / MS3 ???

    Thanks. I wonder why the limited production. Regulations? Or they just don't think they will sell that many? I'm in the Northeast... Long Island, NY. There are a LOT of people and cars here, I probably see thousands of cars on the road every day. Glad you feel that the hot-hatch is alive...
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    Future of the "hot-hatch" / MS3 ???

    I've had my 2010 MS3 for about 7 months now and absolutely love it. It's super fun to drive on a daily basis, and I can carry my family around (2-year old w/baby-seat etc), with big stroller etc, plus carry about 85% of anything I ever need from Home Depot (have factory roof rack), all kinds of...