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.....why us Canadians get shafted for HID's and TPMS!

Mazda's trying to cheap out here, and "release" new feature(s) for the car later on in the life cycle of the Mz3! I'm also guessing that they'll "release" chrome wheels for the car like they did for the P5.

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That is probably the case, and eventually the heated seats and auto climate control will creep over here too, making MY04 worthless.......
 

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Well I'm sure they will add that down the road but me I'll be waiting to get the MSP3 when it comes out
 

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yep but i kinda glad mazda canada didn't.

in the states, the 3 gets hid, navi, etc. and the 6 gets nothing close to that and it a more expensive car.

but yeah hopefully they will start integrating all the features to their lineups probably when the redesign tribute comes out.
 

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I hate it when they "link" some of the options together.. like in the states..if you get HID you need the tire pressure thing.. and the moonroof comes with the CD changer.. and so many others.. why don't they let us choose exactly what we need??
 

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It's illegal to use HID on DRL and unfortuantely our DRL is the low beam... So, it is a matter of regular rather than packaging...
 

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PhilGood said:
It's illegal to use HID on DRL and unfortuantely our DRL is the low beam... So, it is a matter of regular rather than packaging...
But other manufacturers get around this by using the highbeams as DRL. Look that the TL...or even my old car, which uses H4's; the highbeams are DRL's and the lowbeams are used just when the lights are ever turned on.
 

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Does it make the car look uglier if the high beams are used as DRL? But then I still prefer them to offer HID as an option rather than no HIDs... :(
 

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Well, you know what....if it is like this, then it means HIDs WILL be an option later.

Which means, retrofitting might not be as costly for us Cdn's or as difficult to get!
 

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Now....this gives me hope. :) Maybe when Mazda has a mid-cycle upgrade on the 3 like the previous Protege, they may throw in that HID as an option....... :)
 

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I agree. I'd love to have the option to pick'n'choose. What I find infuriating is, if they're going to offer options..then for CHRISSAKES..make 'em available everywhere !! It drives me insane knowing that items have been engineered specifically for the Mz3 and I can't buy 'em. Some European countries can get factory heated seats and front grill options. Canadians can get heated mirrors and rain sensing wipers much coveted by our American cousins who then blind us with their Xenons and get to the local beer store faster than us cause they have a Nav system. If it's made for the Mazda 3, I wanna be able to buy it !!

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I agree. I'd love to have the option to pick'n'choose. What I find infuriating is, if they're going to offer options..then for CHRISSAKES..make 'em available everywhere !! It drives me insane knowing that items have been engineered specifically for the Mz3 and I can't buy 'em. Some European countries can get factory heated seats and front grill options. Canadians can get heated mirrors and rain sensing wipers much coveted by our American cousins who then blind us with their Xenons and get to the local beer store faster than us cause they have a Nav system. If it's made for the Mazda 3, I wanna be able to buy it !!

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EXACTLY!!! if the parts are made already.. why not let us buy them??
 
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