Recently Entered The Mazda 3 World
Just picked up an 08.5 mazdaspeed3 sport, all stock except for exhaust and wheels. I am coming from the Honda community, where my first car was a 94 integra hatch, next a fully built all motor b20/vtec 89 crx si, and finally, a boosted 95 del sol with a 70 mm turbo.
My Hondas kept breaking (2 head gaskets and 2 separate cases of rod knock on both the crx and del sol, with the del sol's transmission finally exploding). With the del sol being my first turbo car, I was pretty much hooked. Along comes the mazda 3. I've always had my eye on the 3 hatch, and when I found out some came turbo from the factory, I was set on getting one. Finally got one, and here I am.
My hobbies and what I am currently focused on: cars (driving, tracking, and minor modifications), I am in the process of rebooting a partnered youtube channel to focus on car/daily vlogs with my performance mechanic, and also a DJ live stream. Other than that, I work part time at a mediocre place, and spend the remainder of my time either helping mechanic friend, practicing DJ mixes, or maintaining an independently programmed android app.
I joined this forum to learn more about the mazda3, and to also possibly make/find some local car buddies or meets. In the past, I learned most of what I did with my Hondas from forums, so I figured might as well join some for the m3!