Mazda 3 2018 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 3 2018 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

What is the best safe and cost-effective car for my kids to drive?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Aug 2019

The best approach is to buy a car from a well-respected brand, and stick with an Asian brand such as Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai or Kia rather than an European one. Models to consider would be a Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Hyundai i30 or Kia Cerato.

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What sort of car would be best suited for a sales staff worker?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Aug 2019

Try a Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, or a Ford Focus. All would seem to fit the bill.

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What car is best for a first time buyer?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Aug 2019

Go for a car from a well-respected brand, such as a Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 or Hyundai i30. All will give you economical motoring, low maintenance, and should hold their value quite well for the next couple of years or so.

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Mazda 3: Key fob replacement

Answered by CarsGuide 9 May 2019

You can certainly go to a dealer but that's not your only option. Replacing a key fob might cost more than you think.For quick and cheap solutions check out more information on how to replace a key fob here.

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Which depreciates less: Hyundai or Mazda?

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Oct 2018

The Mazda3 generally has a slightly higher trade-in value.

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What car is best for country driving?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2018

For starters you should tell her not to drive into floodwaters. I would suggest a small hatch, something like a Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, or Hyundai i30. All are reliable, economical, safe, and within your budget.

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What size tire for Mazda 3?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Aug 2018

Depending on the wheel package optioned on the car the Mazda3 will come with one of three tyre size, ranging from 205/50 R16, to 205/60-R16, up to 215/45-R18.

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How to unlock steering wheel Mazda 3?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

Sit in the driver's seat with the smart key in the centre console. Press the start engine button and jiggle the wheel side-to-side.

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How to remove Mazda 3 grill?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

The grille is integrated to the bumper bar on Mazda's volume-selling small car, but is still fairly easy to remove. Open the bonnet (hood) and remove the plastic trim piece behind the front bumper, in front of the radiator and intake. You will have to remove two fasteners holding the edge of the air intake down, along with pop-up clips across the panel. Remove the 10 bolts holding the splash guards to the bumper under the front edge of the car. There are 3 on the left, 3 on the right, and 4 across the front, then you can pop out the lip of the centre panel which rests on the inner edge of the bumper as there are 2 more fasteners hidden behind that lip. Pop out the fasteners holding each side of the front of the inner guards to the bumper, and then remove the 8mm bolt hidden behind the inner guards holding the bumper to the metal front guard panel on both sides. Pop the bumper out of its clips by levering the edges of the bumper out first, then tugging on the grille to pull the bumper out. Disconnect turn signals and driving lights and the bumper is ready to come out. The grille can then be unscrewed from the bumper shell.

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How to lower a Mazda 3?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

When you lower a car you are normally simply swapping the coil springs for lower, stiffer units which reduce the ride height of the car, and makes the suspension firmer as there is less space for soft coils to absorb the bumps you drive over on the road. It requires specialised tools like coil spring compressors to safely remove the old suspension (which is held under tension) and fit the new parts. Sometimes you will need to replace the dampers (shock absorbers) with new units suited to the lowered ride height, too, and you will always need to get a new wheel alignment done by professionals once done. Due to the risks to your safety and the legality of your car, you should only have a professional suspension workshop lower your car for you - people have been killed while lowering their cars, such is the potential danger of this job.

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