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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 #61 of 67 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:12 AM
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Cargo net. The net easily stretches over small stuff and huge stuff, and everything stays put. Useful, and not too pricey. No more spilled groceries or junk clunking around.
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NO to paying full price for OEM dealer parts/accessories within the U.S. (maybe all over). We do not need to do that! Thanks to two very helpful M3R members, @Chazzy J and @AVL thumper , for they shared with me two Mazda dealers who significantly discount OEM parts/accessories: Tasca Parts Center/tascaparts & Med Center Mazda/mazdaparts. Mazda accessories are typically discounted at both places around 22% off list.

One example: a set of brand 4 new OEM 18" accessory dark alloy wheels with black OEM center caps from a Mazda dealer, which together list for $1,227.64, instead paying $955.00, delivered, for all eight items.

This is the internet world and dealers are now choosing whether to discount, or if not, we price-smart buyers will choose to instead go to a Mazda dealer who will deal.

Again, thanks to @Chazzy J and @AVL thumper for helping us all out with this valuable discounting dealer info!

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Imo my hatchback storage area is so small there is just no need for a net.lol
But I did get the rubber cargo floor mat. Not only protects the carpet from spills and such but the darn removable cargo floor is so cheaply made that the mat actually adds some integrity. I mean a flimsy piece of cardboard covered with material is a joke and one of the things I feel mazda went far to cheap with. So anyway the mat helps preserve and quite frankly adds integrity to the ridiculous floor piece.
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I may go for the door sill protectors. Bought some aftermarket ones for the Tacoma because we kept scuffing the sill paint on it.

No no to the locking lug nuts. Gonna remove them on the Miata GT. Removed them on the Jetta. Gave the Jetta tool to my neighbor, who was very surprised I'd just give it away. Anyone need 4 locking BOLTS for a Jetta? Will have 4 locking nuts and tool from my Miata.

Kept the cargo blocks that VW sells for its cars. Like them better than any other cargo organizer I've ever seen/used. They're just plastic side panels and snap together to form a 90 degree angle and have Velcro on the bottom. Actually bought a 2nd set with VW money that they gave us for the 3 and the Miata. Attached are a couple pics of them in the trunk. With the always-carried stuff towards the back seat, one can still easily lift the trunk mat to get the spare tire out. That white thing is an insulated bag my wife uses to put cold stuff into.

I agree with the comment re remote starters. You'd have to let the engine run for a good 20 minutes to really warm it up in cold weather. Just start it and go gently. Can't see letting it idle unless there's A LOT of ice to clear off the windows.

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In the UK we don't get a spare wheel - only a useless tyre repair kit. The best optional extra for me is a space saver wheel & tyre which fits neatly beneath the trunk floor.
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In Poland, I didn't get a spare wheel for 2017 M3 either. Same useless repair kit.
But if you really want, you can get a optional spare at only 525 USD (more or less depending on currency exchange rate).
And it's not a full size spare... Ridiculous!
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In Poland, I didn't get a spare wheel for 2017 M3 either. Same useless repair kit.
But if you really want, you can get a optional spare at only 525 USD (more or less depending on currency exchange rate).
And it's not a full size spare... Ridiculous!
Had the same issue with another brand five years ago, so went on line to the largest junkyard/auto recycling yard, got a never-used "OEM jack, tools and a space saver" spare for $160 total instead of over $400 if I had bought at my dealer. Might be worth trying that option.

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