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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Fondles, will the tuning void any warranties? I have a new CX3 1.5L turbo deisel that I am very happy with and will probably leave it alone until the warranty is up.
    Defo will void warranty.

    The 1.5 turbo diesels can make good power, our maz 2 races car are putting down 160hp and 340nm of torque to the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Damn right it will

    The dealer told me they knew someone who could turn that piece of shit infotainment system into a video player but just doing that would void the 3 year warranty
    your infotainment dont play dvd's ?

    Ive hacked mine so I could get android auto working so that I can mirror my phone.

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    ^ That's what I wanted, but to lose 3 years warranty I'd sooner rubber band an android tablet around the display. Although, thinking about it- how many new cars will need that warranty?

    That 15k i spent on that shitty sat nav in there was a waste of dough. It doesnt show you where any congestion is thensuggest other routes like google maps does.
    it uses 'Historic Data' . What a load of crap.

    How did you hack yours anyway?

    Did you have to pull the middle trim out and replace a part?

    Is it like this thai guy's


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    I tell you what that display is good for, for sticking your easy pass on the back of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ That's what I wanted, but to lose 3 years warranty I'd sooner rubber band an android tablet around the display. Although, thinking about it- how many new cars will need that warranty?

    That 15k i spent on that shitty sat nav in there was a waste of dough. It doesnt show you where any congestion is thensuggest other routes like google maps does.
    it uses 'Historic Data' . What a load of crap.

    How did you hack yours anyway?

    Did you have to pull the middle trim out and replace a part?

    Is it like this thai guy's

    That aint android auto.

    Android auto basically lets use use maps/media/communication/voice activation.


    What that Thai has is a plug and play Android box.

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    I've decided on the CX3 as mostly it just looks nicer and slightly higher.

    Now the big question -

    Do I go for the SP Model with all the radar and city braking, blind spot monitoring etc or is this just more to go wrong?

    The P model, which is only 70k cheaper is the same inside and out apart from all the sensor stuff.

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    if youre paying on finance the extra 70 k wont hurt and it'll be worth more second hand.

    youre gonna have a conundrum soon when they ask you for 18,000 baht(what the dealer told the missus the price is going up to from 15k) for the SD card for the sat nav.

    i'd advise you not to do it, get a suction cup for your phone and use google maps which is far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    I've decided on the CX3 as mostly it just looks nicer and slightly higher.

    Now the big question -

    Do I go for the SP Model with all the radar and city braking, blind spot monitoring etc or is this just more to go wrong?

    The P model, which is only 70k cheaper is the same inside and out apart from all the sensor stuff.
    Good choice. As far as which model to buy, that is just personal preference.

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    ive been looking at a cx3 as a car to use in the uk, but after reading autocars road test have probably decided against it. the pricing may be more competitive in thailand, but the uk has a much larger choice of models in this segment, and most of them offer better value.

    the test makes interesting reading.

    here is the conclusion.

    Among the profusion of supermini-sized pseudo-SUVs vying for your money, launching one that isn’t either very good, very desirable, very practical, very different or very cheap is becoming a bad idea.

    That, in a nutshell, is what Mazda has done with the CX-3. Now is the time to launch a car such as this, without a shadow of doubt, but no longer will any car do.

    Mazda could have really gone after the Nissan Juke with the CX-3. It's an opportunity missed, if you ask me.

    Every rival in our top five has a more powerful selling point than the CX-3, be it value, space, design appeal, usefulness, unlikely dynamism or, in some cases, a mix of several of the above.

    The hook we were expecting from Mazda has failed to materialise. Broadly speaking, the CX-3 handles as well as plenty of rivals, from a CitroŽn C4 Cactus to a Mini Countryman.

    But, in diesel form at least, it’s well below par for what ought to be one of the class’s more polished dynamic efforts. Strong performance and economy goes some way to compensate, but not far enough for us.

    For others, the car’s undistinguished practicality and ambitious price may be the real letdowns.
    the full test is here.

    Mazda CX-3 Review (2017) | Autocar

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    ive been looking at a cx3 as a car to use in the uk, but after reading autocars road test have probably decided against it. the pricing may be more competitive in thailand, but the uk has a much larger choice of models in this segment, and most of them offer better value.

    the test makes interesting reading.

    here is the conclusion.

    Among the profusion of supermini-sized pseudo-SUVs vying for your money, launching one that isnít either very good, very desirable, very practical, very different or very cheap is becoming a bad idea.

    That, in a nutshell, is what Mazda has done with the CX-3. Now is the time to launch a car such as this, without a shadow of doubt, but no longer will any car do.

    Mazda could have really gone after the Nissan Juke with the CX-3. It's an opportunity missed, if you ask me.

    Every rival in our top five has a more powerful selling point than the CX-3, be it value, space, design appeal, usefulness, unlikely dynamism or, in some cases, a mix of several of the above.

    The hook we were expecting from Mazda has failed to materialise. Broadly speaking, the CX-3 handles as well as plenty of rivals, from a CitroŽn C4 Cactus to a Mini Countryman.

    But, in diesel form at least, itís well below par for what ought to be one of the classís more polished dynamic efforts. Strong performance and economy goes some way to compensate, but not far enough for us.

    For others, the carís undistinguished practicality and ambitious price may be the real letdowns.
    the full test is here.

    Mazda CX-3 Review (2017) | Autocar
    End of the day the CX3 is nothing more than a jacked up Mazda 2 !!

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    I disagree and think the CX3 is a great choice in Thailand. The rest in the same class seem pretty blah here.

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    Personally, I like it ... enough to buy one, but, for me, 2nd hand in a few years as that suits my personal circumstances.

    Colours ... ?



    Soul Red for me ...



    Plus, that colour is a Chick Magnet.

    Proof in Point ...


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    Thanks David for that.

    In Thailand we can't get all these colours.

    I can't decide between the soul red or the two different whites, can't really tell the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    Thanks David for that.

    In Thailand we can't get all these colours.

    I can't decide between the soul red or the two different whites, can't really tell the difference.
    The Soul Red is used in many/most of their promos.

    With the whites, there is now what I call a 'pearl' white being used on modern cars.

    It's sort of a metallic white ... not a monochrome white ... looks sweet .. sparkles just that little bit. Subtle.

    But, in the CX3, my preference is still for the Soul Red.


    What's the missus think, or doesn't she get a say?
    No disrespect intended.

    Oh, in Australia, there are heaps of them in the Soul Red colour.
    One combination I saw which gives just that more manly touch is you can buy a charcoal/black acrylic bonnet stone guard and some charcoal wheels ... they are and optional wheel for the CX3 / Mazda 3 issue?
    IMHO ... gives the car a masculine touch.

    I'll see if I can find a photo and come back.

    Here they are on a Maxda 3 ...


    These are the sort of wheels I was referring to and the guys has also but the skirts and extra front air dam. Maybe it a special model ... don't know.


    Here is one without the skirts and extra air dam. She's looking sweet though Nadine Scarlett apparently.


    and the stone guard.

    there is an after market ... AUD $127 from this ad ... New Genuine Mazda 3 BN Smoke Bonnet Protector Mazda3 2016 - Current BN11-AC-BP

    But it might also be original gear ...

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    I guess there are weirdos out there, and even on my threads so edited.
    Last edited by ChalkyDee; 26-03-2017 at 10:42 PM.

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    ^ You'll have to change the privacy settings on that, Chalky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    ^ You'll have to change the privacy settings on that, Chalky.
    I've got nothing to hide!

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    Just reporting that the CX3 is an excellent drive, I love it!

    0% over 4 years is great. 1,050,000 ish is a real bargain for this car. Sports mode is wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    I had mine tuned last week;

    E85 only.
    Throttle lag removed.
    Rev limiter bumped from 6500 to 7500.
    Speed limiter removed.

    Much nicer to drive now.
    How much did that cost?

    Can you use E85 on the CX3? I use E20 atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    Can you use E85 on the CX3? I use E20 atm.
    Spec says you can.

    Unleaded Gasoline 95 / Gasohol 95 octane E10, E20 and E85.

    https://www.mazda.co.th/cars/all-new...prices/engine/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Spec says you can.

    Unleaded Gasoline 95 / Gasohol 95 octane E10, E20 and E85.

    https://www.mazda.co.th/cars/all-new...prices/engine/

    Thanks!

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    I think! the CX 3 is one of the nicer looking cars on the road, especially in the price range it is in, wife has a CX 5, can't fault it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    I think! the CX 3 is one of the nicer looking cars on the road, especially in the price range it is in, wife has a CX 5, can't fault it.
    I bought the 3 rather than the 5 as it looks nicer. Mind you, the new 5 is much nicer than the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    Thanks!
    Yw. My car says can use but mileage is not as good as 95 octane gasoline. Maybe my imagination but perfirmance seems better than gasohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    I bought the 3 rather than the 5 as it looks nicer. Mind you, the new 5 is much nicer than the old one.
    Would probably have bought the 3 but it hadn't been released at the time.

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