Welcome to our first “This Week in Mazda3″ which is a weekly update on what you missed in our forums. There’s been lots of good stuff talked about this week so check out our top 5 threads of the week list below:
How To: TWM Shifter Bushings & Console Disassembly – First time pulling apart the center console, pull the e-brake up as high as possible, start with the cupholder open, stick your hands inside and pull as straight vertical as you can. The sides and front actually came out for me first, with the back last. But ideally the back should come out first as clip holding it in is different from the rest, and if you’re lucky, the motion will loosen the shifter housing as well.
iPhone Bluetooth Connection – Forum members talk about how to get the most out of your iPhone’s bluetooth connection with the 2010 Mazda 3.
2010 Mazda 3 vs the VW Rabbit - I had a few runs with my cousin’s stock vw rabbit (2.5L 5 cyclinder manual) against my stock 2.5L mz3 sport auto last night. After a few runs on the street, it seems like the vw is a tad faster, especially once i got into 4th gear.
2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Totaled - In this shocking survivor story, a 2010 Mazdaspeed3 driver survives a rear end impact on a freeway. The car owner can’t say much at the moment but the picture really drives home how safe the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is.
E. Tinker’s Black Mica 2010 Mazdaspeed3 Picture Thread - One of the most popular picture threads in our M3R Rides, Meets and Pics forum, E. Tinker’s black 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is one of the finest we’ve seen yet.
From the thread:
I’ve already taken the liberty of painting the brake calipers red and have tinted the windows as well. I’ve also added an aftermarket security system and upgraded the audio system to something more suited to a vehicle with the Speed’s performance capabilities.