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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hello From Canada

I have been coming on this forum on occasion for help with my car. Some of you may know me from Torontomazda3.ca , where I go by the same name. But for those of who dont know me, I currently own a 2008 Mazda 3 Sport GS ( atleast that is what it is called in Canada) I have had this car for almost 6 months now. It is an automatic ( I just cant help driving a manual in rush hour traffic), and has about 88,000 kms at the moment.

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In Dash GPS unit (unknown brand)
OEM rear spoiler from a 2008.5 Mazda 3 Sport ( did not like the look of my car without a spoiler)

This is all I have right now due to a limited budget. Might look into smaller mods later on ( I dont want to go into big mods just yet) Here are some pics of the car in winter mode:





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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 09:25 PM
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Looks good.

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Looks shiny! Your name looks familiar, must be from TM3 then
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Looks shiny! Your name looks familiar, must be from TM3 then
Welcome!

yep, I frequent TM3 alot , and go by the same name there. Never really bothered to get an account here until now.
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It is an automatic ( I just cant help driving a manual in rush hour traffic)
That's a common misconception about manual transmissions.

Being afraid of traffic in a manual transmission is like being afraid to come to a complete stop on a bicycle because you'll balance. But if you ever rode a bike, you found out that stopping is easy, and balance is easily learned. Same goes for manual transmissions. They are not hard at all, whether in traffic or not. In fact, I find them easier to use because you have more control of the gear range. Not to mention they are generally more reliable, lightweight, and less complex to work on. They usually cost less in cars under $25,000 as well (Honda, Toyota, Mazda, etc.).

It's too late to get a manual transmission now, but your next car should definitely be one.

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That's a common misconception about manual transmissions.

Being afraid of traffic in a manual transmission is like being afraid to come to a complete stop on a bicycle because you'll balance. But if you ever rode a bike, you found out that stopping is easy, and balance is easily learned. Same goes for manual transmissions. They are not hard at all, whether in traffic or not. In fact, I find them easier to use because you have more control of the gear range. Not to mention they are generally more reliable, lightweight, and less complex to work on. They usually cost less in cars under $25,000 as well (Honda, Toyota, Mazda, etc.).

It's too late to get a manual transmission now, but your next car should definitely be one.

Cheers.

And this is your first post???

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 12:12 AM
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looks good O.P... Some tinted windows would look really good when you can afford it.

Mods... Steeda Intake, Steeda 93-100 octane tune, Steeda Springs, Steeda STB, Steeda Hood Struts, Steeda Motor Mount, Steeda TB Spacer, Whiteline rear swaybar, 19x8.5 Mustang GT wheels, Magnaflow catback, Upper and lower 6,00k HID's, and much more...


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And this is your first post???
I'm having trouble debating on whether that post is to be interpreted as a compliment, or on the contrary, as an insult. Whatever it means, cheers to you and your mazda3. Truly one of the most extravagant automobiles on the market today.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 12:56 AM
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Looks real good. I love that in dash GPS. I am wanting to get one for my M3 but, life you, I can not afford much right now. I'll start with tint then go HIDs.... Car looks real nice!

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