Mazda 3 2014 - S Touring Automatic Sedan - Mazda3 Forums : The #1 Mazda 3 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Bicycle Rider
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Mazda 3 2014 - S Touring Automatic Sedan

Hey,
New to this. So, my intention is to finance a 2014 Mazda 3 S Touring Sedan (Automatic). Color selection? Jesus Christ. What a decision I'll have to make.

1. What did you pay for your S-Touring '14 Mazda 3 Sedan?

2. I've never owned a Mazda before. Is there any issues that I will possibly be facing owning a Mazda? How have the previous Mazda 3's treated you? Any complaints? After my warranty expires, I don't want any surprise visits to my bank account.

I would greatly appreciate any and all information anyone can provide me so I know I'm ultimately making the right choice being that I'm not leasing the car.

Thank you in advance.
laurensemi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 05:29 PM
F1 Driver
 
philrab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 8,599
On the first gens, the Passenger Motor Mount was always a weak point, typically failed every 60K or so. Wasn't particularly difficult or expensive to change.

The 07 year seamed to have a rash of AC compressor early failures. There were a few on other years, but that one in particular seamed way above normal.

Other than those issues, and known weak 2nd and 3rd gear synchros that don't tolerate abuse (improper fluid, not changed often, or just flat out ham fisted shifting) my 3 has treated me wonderfully. I've had an 04, my current 07, and my wife has a 08 all with over 100,000 miles.

2007 Phantom Purple hatch; JBR RMM/busihgs/shifter plate, Koni STR.t's, Michelin Pilot AS3's, Spin on oil filter conversion, stubby antenna, Kenwood KDC-X997 hu + Sundown Audio SA12 + Infinity speakers + JL 320.4 amp, debadged and door edge guards removed, Lamin-X + indy fog mod, aluminum AC knobs, DIY SRI, TRS 5000K HIDs, more coming.
Build Thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Newb Thread: please read this!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
philrab is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mazda3 Forums : The #1 Mazda 3 Forum > Misc > Introductions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mazda3 Forums : The #1 Mazda 3 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Mazda 3S Touring newguy I Just Got my Mazda3/MazdaSpeed3! 4 02-18-2014 02:23 AM
Just got a 2014 Mazda 3 2.0-liter automatic J-R Introductions 1 02-02-2014 11:38 AM
2014 S Grand Touring Sedan - greatest car ever made stormy blue Mazda3 (Axela) 12 01-09-2014 05:56 PM
My 2014 Mazda 3 S Touring Rogue3 I Just Got my Mazda3/MazdaSpeed3! 3 12-21-2013 04:03 PM
just bought a mazda 3 2014 s touring anand233 Introductions 2 12-14-2013 09:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
8