Steering has developed some play and is nastiest when transitioning from 1 direction to another, e.g. recovery after a turn. Feels wobbly at slow speeds and squirmy and downright scary on the highway. So bad I almost considered getting it AAA'd when i went to the dealer for an under-warranty check. Of course Ira said they could find nothing wrong...funny that.
Brake pads all around. The ones I had were utter pieces of shit. These have a ton of bite to them.
Freshly detailed, inside and out. All carpets and seats shampooped, outside polished and topped with 2 coats of sealant.
Almost 80,000 miles
Heya fellas... Been a long long time since I posted. The Mazda 3i I have was my first car, and a learning experience all in its own. I miss the days when I thought lowering springs, an exhaust, and intake made my car cool/fast. I still bitterly remember the last second desicion at the dealership to get the auto instead of manual. It was a choice which plagues me to this day.
A lot has changed, and the Mazda has spent months at a time sitting without being used, but I have to say it has been reliable. 102k miles and nothing but oil changes, and a one off purge valve solenoid. I probably should take better care of it than I have, but even though I dread driving it, it has always been there when I needed it.
Over the past month I have taken it back to stock except for the lowering springs, and have been running thinner synthetic oil in it with great results. Highway mileage has been a real 38+ mpg when keeping it under 65, so it has been great for long trips. It's a good winter car with the Bridgestone Blizzak tires. At its mileage (100+ k) I will probably just keep it until I no longer have a need for it.
Rear wheel drive for summertime fun can't be beat... People think of the 82-92 Camaro's as crap cars, or redneck cars, but I have the pride knowing I put almost every part of the car together myself. From the engine, transmission to the rear end, my own parts selections, and own two hands have built a car which I really love driving. With the beefed up suspension I can hang with STIs and other much more expensive cars in the twisties.
Here is a pic of my Mazda before I took it back to stock, and the second is my 83 Camaro Hope everyone is enjoying their cars.
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Time Speed Distance (gimmick/trick) NIGHT rally starting in MtKisco NY on Saturday night Oct 14.
Registration from 5pm to 6:30, drivers meeting at 6:30, first car off at 7pm. Novice meeting at 6:15, these are HARD trick rallies. Cars...
If you were on the Pike around Worcester Thursday somewhere around 7pm, and a Galaxy Gray sedan zipped past you on the left, that was me! I was majorly late, hence the ludicrous speed--made the drive from Hartford to Boston in a little over an hour though ;)
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A member of a different group is getting mazda enthusiasts together March 19th from 9a-12p at Heavn'ly Donuts in Methuen
126 Merrimack St, Methuen MA 01844
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