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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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New owner '09 MS3 GT

Just picked up a 2009 Speed 3 GT with just under 98K miles.

Seems to drive great.
Found a broken nipple on the Air Intake Pipe (P/N L33X13230A), so that's on order.

At least one speaker is blown.

CarFax shows most service done out of Portland and Beaverton, OR. Maybe a previous member here? If so, I'd like to know more about this one.
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Thanks.
After perusing for a while, this place looks pretty slow. A lot of valuable information, but the regulars of prior days must have moved on.


Any other good forums for the '09 MS3 GT?

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I don't think we can promote other forums but I noticed the same as you. Not a very active forum. Maybe it's because these cars just run well. lol I have an 08 Mazda3. Not the speed but it's a great car!
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Congrats on the Speed3. Iíve got an Ď08 MS3gt w/ 33k on it. Youíre going to find that the Bose system leaves alot to be desired. Dig around and find some good aftermarket speakers. Maybe try Crutchfield.com. Do you know if the VVT has been changed?
Great color, btw!

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Congrats on the Speed3. Iíve got an Ď08 MS3gt w/ 33k on it. Youíre going to find that the Bose system leaves alot to be desired. Dig around and find some good aftermarket speakers. Maybe try Crutchfield.com. Do you know if the VVT has been changed?
Great color, btw!

Good to know on the Bose system. With at least one speaker blown, searching for some good aftermarket makes sense. I'll look into Crutchfield and stop by a couple stereo shops in town.


Only 33K? Wow, that's darned low mileage!



Tell me more about the VVT. How would I know if it has been changed? And what kind of change do I need to look for? Time for me to do some research it appears.


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I don't think we can promote other forums but I noticed the same as you. Not a very active forum. Maybe it's because these cars just run well. lol I have an 08 Mazda3. Not the speed but it's a great car!

Some of the slower forums I visit don't mind when a member points someone in another direction. But no need to get any mod upset!

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Oh, and this car's horn sucks! I think it's worse than the ones on most Japanese motorcycles!

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That is a slick looking car.

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Oh, and this car's horn sucks! I think it's worse than the ones on most Japanese motorcycles!
I upgraded my horn. Check out my post in this thread: A beginner's guide to Upgrading the whimpy stock HORN - w/ pics.

The fog lights make it a challenge, but it wasn't anything I couldn't handle.

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That is a slick looking car.



I upgraded my horn. Check out my post in this thread: A beginner's guide to Upgrading the whimpy stock HORN - w/ pics.

The fog lights make it a challenge, but it wasn't anything I couldn't handle.



Most excellent!

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