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I'm sure everyone has noticed the difficulty in opening the trunk in the 4 doors ... since the trunk lid is shock assisted ... the lid doesn't spring up when unlatched ... this means you have to either lift it up slightly with the key when inserted into the lock ( hard on the cylinder and key ), squeeze your fingers between the lid and the bumper cover, or push up on the lip ..... The GT has the answer with the dip in the bumper cover to accomodate your hand ... from what I have been told by a Mazda Rep this problem will be addressed next year ...
 

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They will properly put the "dip" in the bumper for the next refresh (similar to GT). A spoiler may help: another reason to get a spolier :)
 

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Your never supposed to lift up on the spoiler! Personally, I never use the key to lift up on the trunk either, I sorta suck it up and just squeeze my fingers between the trunk and the bumper... any indentation like in the 5 door would ruin the lines I think.
 

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Yeah, even my mom's old 97 Ford Escort, and my current 97 Contour had/have a trunk button on the keyless remote. :(
 

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yeah......i find it annoying that it doesnt have trunk release also

but.......for me.......i slide my fingers very carefully inbetween the button of the trunk above the bumper
been successful so far and havent scratched anything

then.......to close........i grab hold of the top of the trunk and push down
 

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yeah, it's deinitely something for mazda to address, along with those pesky brake issues.

but NEVER use the key to lift the trunk up...i did that one time with my friend's car and the key broke off in the lock. car was only a few years old, the key was large and seemed strong, and i didn't pull up very hard at all. but it still broke. he had to borrow my car to go to his dad's 30 miles away and fetch a spare.
 

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then.......to close........i grab hold of the top of the trunk and push down
A handle on the inside of the trunk, like what VW has on the Pssat, would be nice. Give it one good tug and the trunk shuts. Without the handle you pretty much have to touch the paint (handprints, risk a scratch...).
 

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yeah........i definitely get the handprints.........i try my best to be careful to avoid scratching

but.......i dont see any other choice
 

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has anybody actually pestered mazda regarding an auto trunk release?

i've actually given up and cheat using the lip spoiler to help pull the boot up. :(
 

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The trunk on the 4-door is definitely one of my nit picky things. Why isn't there a remote release? Why doesn't the trunk pop up further to allow better access for the hand?

I do hope that Mazda solves this problem with next year's model. And I'm hoping that these problems won't be there if and when the Mazdaspeed 4-door Mazda 3 comes out.
 

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I agree with the key fob button. No reason why there shouldn't be one. As far as the trunk not lifting, I don't have a huge problem. Just grab the bottom lip, and pull up. The trunk lid does not have much resistance to going up, so it only takes minimal effort to do it. I personally think the cut out in the bumper for your hand ruins the bumper look. It's too big. Functional? Yes. Too big? Yes I understand it serves a purpose, but I'd rather slip my finger under the edge and lift than have the cut out. As far as closing the trunk, push down on it. Pushing with your knuckle helps reduce finger prints, however any(most) cars get closed the same way. You usually have to grab the trunk lid.

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I'm glad there is no handle for the trunk like the hatch. That dip on the hatch's bumper makes it look less appealing. So instead of changing the appearance of the trunk, they should lighten the tightness of the trunk lifts. I used to have a maxima, and the trunk lifts went up and down easily and smoothly. I wouldn't mind a trunk button on the key fob, too. It's a pain having to stick the key in, pull it out, and lift the trunk, especially when your hands are full.
 

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WOW.... i've never realized this kind of problem on the sedan

but when i was at the dealer, i looked at the sedan also and that i DO notice that the trunk does not pop up, I just had to use the bottom of my palm and press against the lip/bent area of the trunk and push it upwards.

There IS those handles in the trunk (similar to VW jetta). It is on the inside part of the trunk cover if u dun notice it. You just have to grab hold of it and pull with decent force and the trunk will shut tight (no need to press down on the trunk with ur fingers
 

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When i was reading about the problem with the trunk, i just got a little worried.
Next thing i did was driving over to the dealer to try it for myself and i do have to say : there's no problem !
The trunk popt-up far enough so i could easely get my fingers inbetween and open it, there was even a button on the remote control so i don't have to use the key if i don't want to.
Now it's just wayting 3 more long months to get the one i ordered with all the options i want :(
Can hardly wait ...
 

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there was even a button on the remote control so i don't have to use the key if i don't want to.
Bloody hell... Another option we don't get in the good ole U.S. of A. Not even offered.

I wonder why Mazda is pissed with us. (No I'm not paranoid, I know the whole world is out to get us) :)
 

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there was a time that the driverside inner release lever wasn't opening the trunk for me......I was stumped at first but noticed a small button located to the right of the latch / lock of the trunk that I needed to flip up......strange I had never noticed that option on any other car......
 

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there was a time that the driverside inner release lever wasn't opening the trunk for me......I was stumped at first but noticed a small button located to the right of the latch / lock of the trunk that I needed to flip up......strange I had never noticed that option on any other car......
HUH? are you talking about the 3 here?
 
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