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01-10-2013 02:12 PM
ZXthrizzle05 Yea screw that lol I would've sold something to get that shnit fixed
01-10-2013 01:58 PM
revhigh
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Originally Posted by ZXthrizzle05 View Post
well I hope the ac compressor in my 3 doesn't go out I sue the shit out of it from april through september
I hope so too ZXt !!

It's about an $800 job.

My daughter's compressor started squealing a little during use ... then it got worse and worse during use ... finally it was squealing even when it wasn't in use ... the death sign. She didn't have the money to repair it at the time, and summer was almost over, so I went to the auto parts store and got a belt for an 02 Protege WITHOUT A/C and just bypassed the compressor altogether.

Problem solved .... temporarily .... :D

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01-10-2013 08:16 AM
ZXthrizzle05 well I hope the ac compressor in my 3 doesn't go out I sue the shit out of it from april through september
01-10-2013 06:27 AM
Arco-Zakus
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
Your new Mazda will always be smiling at you...
Here's hopin' he'll always be smiling back at it. He deserves it after the grief the Focus and Ford put him through.

Though the SkyActiv parts are new for late 2012 models, at least the rest of the car is in its third year and should have any major bugs worked out.
01-07-2013 04:37 PM
revhigh
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Originally Posted by vacman View Post
Drove the 13 mazda3 and the focus several times. Only thing that stopped me from buying the 3 was the price difference. Since I bought this car strictly for a work commuter, price was a big issue. The best deal I got in the focus was $3k less out the door. If they were comparably priced i would have had a very difficult decision.

The 3 is noisier at speed. The interior isn't as fresh. I wasn't a huge fan of the front grille although they toned it down in later models. However, the Skyactiv powertrain was very impressive and the 3 is more of a driver's car, imo. And for 13 even the cheapest Skyactiv gets pushbutton start and auto climate control.

Glad you're happy with your new 3. Enjoy it!

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using FF Mobile

When I bought the Focus last May .... that was about the difference as well. If it had been close ... I would have owned the 3 then.

With all the squeaks, rattles, buzzes, and clunks in the focus .... I'll take a little road noise any day. To be honest .... with the air leak that was in the focus drivers door .... the m3 is FAR quiter AFAIC.

I have no road noise issue with the M3 at all

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01-07-2013 12:43 PM
vacman Drove the 13 mazda3 and the focus several times. Only thing that stopped me from buying the 3 was the price difference. Since I bought this car strictly for a work commuter, price was a big issue. The best deal I got in the focus was $3k less out the door. If they were comparably priced i would have had a very difficult decision.

The 3 is noisier at speed. The interior isn't as fresh. I wasn't a huge fan of the front grille although they toned it down in later models. However, the Skyactiv powertrain was very impressive and the 3 is more of a driver's car, imo. And for 13 even the cheapest Skyactiv gets pushbutton start and auto climate control.

Glad you're happy with your new 3. Enjoy it!

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using FF Mobile
01-07-2013 10:12 AM
revhigh
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Originally Posted by ZXthrizzle05 View Post
there is 105k now and no issues what so ever, runs strong as the day it elft the showroom floor
Nice ZXt!

My daughter has 145k on her 02 Protege, and it just lost the ac compressor. 1st major failure for that car.

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01-07-2013 09:33 AM
Malibooya
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
You have the appropriate member name, possibly the only one better would be, Dick. Its easy to be a E thug, tough guy, you p u s s y.

But you are absolutely right, every one needs to remember when the econobox rattles and squeaks, that you bought the low end of a good brand. I was trying to be polite and wish them the best, if you move on to another brand, doesn't hurt my feelings. You don't need to sell me on their decision or vehicle they chose. I see you've been lurking here for a long time, way longer than I will ever own my current souped up econobox. I didn't buy it for budget reasons or the fact I couldn't be driving a mustang (especially since I just sold it) I bought it because I wanted it, and I don't give a fk what you think.
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A lot of people have had extensive problems with the MK3s. OP was one of them, so he moved on to another nice car. /thread
01-07-2013 12:59 AM
goinloco1
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
You have the appropriate member name, possibly the only one better would be, Dick. Its easy to be a E thug, tough guy, you p u s s y.

But you are absolutely right, every one needs to remember when the econobox rattles and squeaks, that you bought the low end of a good brand. I was trying to be polite and wish them the best, if you move on to another brand, doesn't hurt my feelings. You don't need to sell me on their decision or vehicle they chose. I see you've been lurking here for a long time, way longer than I will ever own my current souped up econobox. I didn't buy it for budget reasons or the fact I couldn't be driving a mustang (especially since I just sold it) I bought it because I wanted it, and I don't give a fk what you think.


Nah, not lurking, actually building and helping people unlike you. Just bored as hell with the focus right now and moved on to faster things.
and could really give a crap what you and your fleet car looking pair in the driveway think. hope your whitetites don't end up with skidmarks on em, but then again that would give them some character at least.
01-06-2013 08:54 PM
WhiteTite
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But no one here needs to think they are better than someone else just because you own a focus and this is a focus forum, we've all owned a damn focus or two or three or...
You have the appropriate member name, possibly the only one better would be, Dick. Its easy to be a E thug, tough guy, you p u s s y.

But you are absolutely right, every one needs to remember when the econobox rattles and squeaks, that you bought the low end of a good brand. I was trying to be polite and wish them the best, if you move on to another brand, doesn't hurt my feelings. You don't need to sell me on their decision or vehicle they chose. I see you've been lurking here for a long time, way longer than I will ever own my current souped up econobox. I didn't buy it for budget reasons or the fact I couldn't be driving a mustang (especially since I just sold it) I bought it because I wanted it, and I don't give a fk what you think.
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