Coming from the world of Honda I'm so used to having a ton of online dealers where I can buy parts from, usually much cheaper than locally (even factoring in S&H charges). Not talking about just accessories, I can find those just fine, I'm looking for replacement parts, namely parts from the Grand Touring that I might be able to add to my Touring...things like the exterior side trim molding with the silver strips or the shift boot with the red stripe.
Is there anything like that for the CX-3 in the US? Preferably with exploded parts diagrams.
I've found multiple Mazda OEM parts dealers; but none seem to go beyond 2015. For the most part I can type in a part number (if I can find it) and find parts but that's pretty inefficient and not always possible. I'm assuming that there might be a "lag" since Mazda is a much smaller brand?
Make friends with someone that works in a body shop. They can look up and order pretty much any OEM parts you might want. They'll sometimes even help you put the stuff on if you give them free beer and/or food.
Another problem is that the CX-3 is a pretty new model, having only been in production for about 1.5 years or so.