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That lid on the front bumper below the head lights...
could it be the pop-up headlight washing fluid nozzles? but then there's no wiper....


if the 3 even comes with that man i dont see how civics/corollas can survive...
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I thought that was wear the headlight wipers go for European models. For the US, I assumed they just put "caps" on where the wipers should be? But hey, I could be wrong.
 

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Actually guys, the 98-00 A4s in NA has the same thing in the bymper - it's just a jet that rises from within the bumper and sprays the headlights with washed fluid.

Now no need to panic folks: Us in NA we don't usually get side blinkers, rear foglights or headlight washers, so it's extremelly unlikely we'll have it.

Sorry :)
 

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who the fuck needs rear foglights?? Or do you just mean really large REverse lights like Sunfires, grandams and shit??
 

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Quick explanation

97protege said:
who the fuck needs rear foglights?? Or do you just mean really large REverse lights like Sunfires, grandams and shit??
1. First of all, don't swear. You should be able to express yourself in a decent respectable manner. Plus I don't want everyone thinking Canadians are idiots that swear all the time. Cool?
2. Rear foglights are red in colour and glow brighter than a regular tail light. You can see them in some Volvos and on some Oldsmobile. They're a GREAT feature in rainy areas as fog usually causes MAJOR crashes on highways - HUGE pileups.
3. If you have any comments about #1 send me a private message.

Cheers!
 

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Geez. Don't hurt the reverse fog lights. They didn't do anything to you. :lol:
 

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Re: Quick explanation

dinu01 said:
97protege said:
who the fuck needs rear foglights?? Or do you just mean really large REverse lights like Sunfires, grandams and shit??
1. First of all, don't swear. You should be able to express yourself in a decent respectable manner. Plus I don't want everyone thinking Canadians are idiots that swear all the time. Cool?
2. Rear foglights are red in colour and glow brighter than a regular tail light. You can see them in some Volvos and on some Oldsmobile. They're a GREAT feature in rainy areas as fog usually causes MAJOR crashes on highways - HUGE pileups.
3. If you have any comments about #1 send me a private message.

Cheers!
Whats wrong with swearing?? Just because I do it doesn't mean that people will think that Canadians are idiots who swear all the time. Thats the same as an American who owns a gun, so now ALL americans own guns?? Not likely.

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I was just saying that yes you can swear all you want but if you can discuss your thoughts/ideas it's better - shows a higher level of intelligence (IMO at least).
 

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Guys stop that right now! Hehehe

We all swear, U.S., Canadian and other countries people. The fact is that it needs to be accepted. THOUGH, this forum is new and should be kept CLEAN and without useless swears or other message of the same type.

So please guys, keep this forum clean and safe, we don't want any accidents.

-Frank
 

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Stuff we don't get

The reason that the US often does not get high level options on its compact cars is that while these cars are generally percieved as mid-level offerings in Europe and Japan, they are generally seen as economy cars in the US. Consequently if you put too much stuff on a compact-class car in the US, with the price rising accordingly, too many Americans will simply take the small step to a mid-size car - not having the fuel-cost, tax, or parking space disincentives to make such a move as do European or japanese consumers.

The result, is that such high-end options are either ordered too rarely by the dealers make its avaiability cost viable, or there are too many cars in inventory with the costlier option that have to be discounted to move, thus negating overall profitability.

With that as the case, I think Mazda is really going out on a limb offering such upscale items such as Xenon headlights and the nav system at this level and without a luxury brand. The car is good enough to derserve them, and I wish Mazda luck with the risk But don't be too shocked if they don't make it to the second year.
 

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I agree with this assessment.

It will be interesting to see if Audi brings their upscale mini-wagon, the A3, to the USA, and at what price. This is a more luxurious version of the new VW Golf.

As to Nav and HID on the Mazda3, I'm seriously considering the vehicle as my next purchase, but will not give these options a second thought. For if I really don't consider them essential, a 3 with these options gets very close in price to a 6 and I'm not convinced I would take a 3 over a 6 at the same price, even if the 3 had more options on it.
 

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Even the current A4s have the washer things, I believe. My girlfriend's parents have an 03 A4, and it has those little caps. She said they come up and squirt, but I never saw them.
 

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Question is...... would you really be using those headlight windsheild washers?

Sounds like a mighty waste of washer fluid to me.........
 

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Yeah, same here. I didn't realize headlights got dirty enough while driving to actually use them. I mean, any time my headlights go dirty I just cleaned them up when I got home. Then again I don't do much off road driving....

Regardless, it seems they go beyond luxury and into superfluous.
 
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