Poll: Worthwhile Dealer Accessories - 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums
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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 #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Poll: Worthwhile Dealer Accessories

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)

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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 10:48 PM
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What about the floor liners (as opposed to the all weather mats)?

I got them for mine, it's all I got...
edit: Oh, I got the locking wheel nuts, but the dealer just threw them in as they were already on the car...
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In my opinion only the scuff plates are worth it. I don't have them on my car and noticed a few scuffs on my passenger side. Why do they always have to wear heels?
I'm surprised the wheel locks are an option. IIRC they're standard here in Canada.

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window visors, all weather floor mats and sunshade


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Add the spoiler to the poll for those that have the SV and Sport. I have the Sport and plan on adding the spoiler within a years time.
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The interior lights definitely look sweet. Does anyone know if they stay on or do they only turn on when you open the door?

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I'm surprised the wheel locks are an option. IIRC they're standard here in Canada.
That explains why they were already on my car. Doesn't explain how the dealer 'threw them in' for me. Damn dealers.
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Definitely scuff plates as a first vote, especially for the winter. Salt + heavy boots = scratches!
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Cargo mat all the way, the thick rubber cargo mat Mazda sells has been great! The thin flimsy mat that comes in the car wouldn't last to long I thought. I have a hatchback and do a lot of hauling of things so it really comes in handy! well worth it imo.
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I know this doesn't 'look' the part, but I don't really care about in-boot looks. I made my own cargo mat from those interlocking foam floor tiles that people often get for their kids. It's super cheap, it's super effective and it doesn't matter how you treat it as you can just make a new one if you muck it up too badly.

If I got an 'expensive' aftermarket one, i'd worry abuot scuffing it up/ruining it, lol.

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