Congrats on the purchase! She's a beautNow I need to get rid of that stupid license plate soul patch (illegal in Texas, but ruins that nice lower lip - I'll chance it...)
Thanks! I am leasing, so no real plans to upgrade aside from possibly a nicer subwoofer and amp as the BOSE is rather weak. If a tuner comes up with a flash for this specific engine configuration, an extra 15-20HP would be welcome.First of all, thanks for posting a pic and getting this thread going...Looking forward to seeing more CX-3s.
Nice! Cool color as well...Any upgrade and or accessory plans?
I agree! Texas had a loophole for about a year or so back in '13, but it has been closed. On my MS3, the plate was mounted already as well. When I remove the plate and bolts, I inserted black interior panel fasteners (I think that is what they are called - a plastic unit with a round convex head and "threads"). It worked like a charm and were hardly noticeable. I have not examined the front plate too closely, but it looks like the bolts are going through the paint instead of the black plastic, which is awful. I will get to it this week and see if the same fix works. I am sure the front assembly would be quite expensive to replace...Congrats on the purchase! She's a beaut
I wish dealers in states that don't require front license plates would stop installing the hardware. Give the customer the option of installing them. With all of the prominent grille designs from manufacturers these days, it really does ruin the look in the front, IMO.
I ordered a new lower grille for our Mazda5 when we purchased a used one last year. Changed it out as soon as we got home. It looks like it's bolted to the front bumper on the the CX-3...a bit more pricy to replace than a lower front grille. Hopefully it doesn't look that bad with it removed?
are you sure you are at fault? often times the driver waving you thru traffic is accountable, especially when you're trying to cross two lanes of traffic.Meh, a bone head move on my part. I was trying to turn left into a shopping center across two lanes of traffic (I guess in Japan, it would be turning right). The entry was close to a very busy intersection and the cars quickly stack up. Once in a while, an observant, nice person will stop short of the entry and offer enough room to turn as they wait on the light. Surely enough, a nice lady waved me through. The car in the far lane did not have the same intentions and I did not see her coming, nor did she slow down for the impending impact (I had enough time to say, "Well darn" - or some such - before she hit me). She was driving a big Chrysler (300, I think) and damage was minimal and nobody was hurt, thankfully. I've been in Dallas for 17 years, been in seven accidents and this was the first one where I was at fault. I can't wait to see how my insurance rates are going to go up... (unamused)
My car should be ready next week, which is a shame because I am taking a road trip this evening and it would be nice to get it out on the open highway and twisty roads. My insurance company did give me a loaner; a Ford Fusion *groan* and it is sooo boring! I told someone it was a car for grownups and they replied that I was a grownup. I beg to differ...