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I am now the proud owner of a 2009 mazda 3i-touring for about 2 weeks and I absolutely love the car. Definitely beats the galant I got rid of when I bought this thing, and the handling is like nothing I've ever experienced with any car. I'm glad I found this forum & I can already see why alot of the mazda owners I know are repeat customers.
 

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[quote author=danielj link=topic=137964.msg2973945#msg2973945 date=1236118410]
Welcome to the forum! :cheers:

Wow, so many people seem to be snatching up the 09's and joining the forum!

I agree on the handling, even stock, it's a great performer. Any plans for the car?
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not sure exactly what I'm gonna do yet - I opted for the wing spoiler & I'm definitely going to get tint put in soon, past that I really don't know but i'll be checking in here for ideas

now if i could just figure out why the a/c comes on automatically when you turn the temp. dial all the way down i'd be ecstatic - strange quirk, i know the book says it's supposed to do that but i really wish i could turn that off somehow

anywho, here's my baby - not the clearest pics since i took them on my crackberry but for now it's all i've got:





 

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[quote author=icspots link=topic=137964.msg2973966#msg2973966 date=1236118921]
Pretty. Metro gray is such a nice color. Make sure to check out the "why you should add a third key" thread stickied up top. You might also want to look into replacing/upgrading the anemic stock horn. Lots of info. on that around.

Welcome and congrats on the purchase.
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thanks for the info - out of curiosity, what is involved in changing the horn & what should a new one run me?
 

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[quote author=danielj link=topic=137964.msg2973974#msg2973974 date=1236119129]
The A/C should kick in only when the defrost, defrost floor and floor directional flow is selected. It does this as a way to dehumidify the interior.

Unless Mazda made a change for 09, the A/C should not kick on if you have the temp dial at it's coolest setting. Only when you press the A/C button.
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I read it in the book after I noticed it happening - it says that if the vent dial is in any position other than defrost & the fan is on when you drop the temp. dial all the way to zero the a/c kicks on automatically. Just wish there was a way to disable this b/c I tend to change the temp. a bit while i'm driving
 

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[quote author=NightRiderMZ3 link=topic=137964.msg2976749#msg2976749 date=1236223785]
did those wheels come from the dealer? i would assume yes but normally the I's came with the other wheels?

nice ride btw!
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thanks - those are the stock wheels on the '09 i-touring package
 

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[quote author=icspots link=topic=137964.msg2976951#msg2976951 date=1236230755]
Honestly in '07 they improved the 3i (at least on some trims) so much that it really isn't that far below the 3s outside of the engine/brakes. The early years they reserved many options/toys on the upper trims.
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I agree & that's exactly why I went for the 3i touring package, gave me everything i wanted except for the wing spoiler & sirius which i got them to throw in anyway lol.

I'm not 100% but from looking at the details on the '10 3i it appears that they're going back to making the stock 3i a little less jazzed up - alot of the features that came stock in my '09 showed up as options on mazda's website.
 
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