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View Poll Results: Worthwhile Dealer Accessories
APPEARANCE PACKAGE $1300-1575 51 14.01%
REMOTE ENGINE START (AUTOMATIC ONLY) $575 19 5.22%
PARKING SENSORS, REAR $350 24 6.59%
HOOD & FRONT FENDER PAINT PROTECTION $325 20 5.49%
INTERIOR LIGHTING KIT $250 7 1.92%
SCUFF PLATES/DOORSILL TRIM PLATES $125 38 10.44%
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS $100 91 25.00%
REAR BUMPER GUARD $100 12 3.30%
DOOR EDGE AND REAR BUMPER TOP PAINT PROTECTION $95 4 1.10%
CARGO TRAY $75 36 9.89%
CARGO MAT $70 21 5.77%
CARGO NET $60 17 4.67%
WHEEL LOCKS $55 24 6.59%
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post #21 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 06:53 PM
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I am getting the remote starter. Car will be parked outside in the Canadian cold winters
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I also added window tint, but I didn't do that at the dealer.


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I'm gonna be getting the cargo net. My trunk already smells like root beer.
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I agree the standard trunk/boot light is unacceptable. What did you go with the replace or enhance the lighting back there?
They had an option for LED boot lighting that's fitted more towards the outer corners to face more towards the back of the rear seats, it's also slightly lower than the factory light and is not impeded by the boot tray at all.

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They had an option for LED boot lighting that's fitted more towards the outer corners to face more towards the back of the rear seats, it's also slightly lower than the factory light and is not impeded by the boot tray at all.
Could you post a picture of what you mean?
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Could you post a picture of what you mean?
Exactly as seen here

Boot lights

You can see the location of the dull (non LED) factory light, and the aftermarket LED additional lights.
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Edit: I borked this poll, it was intended to allow multiple poll selections. Mods feel free to modify or delete if needed. Sorry as I was really interested in this, I'm such a noob lol.

What do folks think of the dealer accessories that are available when buying a 2014?

This only addresses the final options at the build stage - there are simply too many to list them all. Hopefully at this point you've already decided the bits about interior/engine/manual-auto/infotainment.

So the poll is geared towards the last-minute stuff. I'd be glad to add options that are available outside of the states, the above is based on step 4 options on a US 2014 sGT, a few pics below along with final thoughts.


Interior Light Kit (ignore the cool pedals, it's the pale glow in the footwell)

Door Sills

All-Weather Floor Mats

Rear Bumper Guard

Cargo Tray (HB)

Cargo Mat (HB) Cargo Mat (Sedan)

Cargo Net (HB) Cargo Net (Sedan)


I'm leaning towards the floor matts, door sills, bumper guard, and cargo mat and cargo net for a combined $455.

So the question is: After you've selected a build and model for the 2014's, which dealer options do you think are worth it?

(trivia: the most expensive build I could come up with was $34,125)
I actually got everything you're leaning towards minus the cargo net. The cargo matt and all weather floor mats are nice and thick and have "gutters" to hold spills - well worth it IMO.

The door sills aren't as effective as I would have liked, but they do look stylish and offer some protection from boot/sneaker scratches. My car came with the stainless steel bumper guard, and it offers reassurance when loading/unloading or resting stuff on the back of the car.
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OEM Sunshade

I just got the Mazda OEM sunshade for my 2014 Mazda 3 s Touring and it is certainly a solid, well made, heavy shade. Not what I'm used to as far as weight and bulk, but very effective. I little heavy as far as setting in place on the window, and then I had to fold the drive and passenger sun shades down and forward to hold up the top (is that normal behavior with winshild shades?). Coverage is full, and with the ceramic window tint, the interior temp is seriously reduced.

I've had two instances on hot days (over 100 deg) where the InfoTainment system, on starting the car, gave a "Heat Warning" screen saying the system may have performance issues due to excessive heat. (Anyone else seen this screen?) I clicked OK and both times the system performed normally after the warning. But it did raise my concern level as it frequently gets very hot in my area of Southern California.

One other note of interest is I had to be careful taking the window shade down while the car was running, due to the HUD display sticking up in the dash. I didn't notice the first time removing the screen with the car running, I smashed the HUD down flat, and it stayed down. Didn't notice until I was driving home and went to check my speed. Had a brief heart attack realizing what I did, but on turning off and restarting the car, the little flip up motor cycled through once without raising it, but then did a second cycle where the HUD pupped up as normal, and has been fine since. I does make me wish we could lower/turn off the HUD at will.
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Placed my order today, went with the door sills, all-weather mats, and the cargo net and cargo mat.

Dealer quote was 20% off list and $27 labor to install the scuff plates, so $292 net for all 4.

Thanks to everyone who replied, appreciate the input!
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i think all the oe accessories are little too expensive
i'm waiting for more aftermarket item to start hitting the market.
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Whatever dealer accessories you can get for free are worthwhile. Got the door sill plates, rear bumper guard plate, and locking lug nuts with my car.

Just ordered the kagu mats for more coverage, and the oem cargo tray because it's good quality for the price compared to aftermarket ones.
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