New Member considering pre-owned Mazda3
Good Afternoon. I purchased a new Mazda5 for my wife several months ago, I'm looking for a used car as well. I'd like to spend about $6000. I'd like anti-lock brakes, traction control and a manual transmission.
I'm looking at a craigslist ad and have the following questions:
If a 2005 mazda 3 s has 4 wheel discs, are they anti-lock brakes?
Was traction control common with the manual transmission in 2005?
I the 2.3 engine an interference engine? Does this vehicle feature a timing belt, or a timing chain?
I read an article somewhere else the stereos might be difficult to swap. The stereo in my wife's 2014 Mazda5 remained in her car for about a week until I replaced it with a double-din unit from crutchfield (seems mazda wanted you to upgrade to a more expensive model in order to have a bluetooth stereo). The steering wheel control adapter was inexpensive and fairly easy to install as well.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts