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post #1 of 17 Old 01-20-2016, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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I have the sTouring model and the seats are wonderful. I'd like to protect them with covers but cannot see any "official" CX-3 products in the online accessories mazda offers. Has anyone had any experience with generic covers - sheepskin/wool fleece?
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Just checked the Mazda Oz website and noticed they are not on there any more.

100% certain it was offered as an accessory a few months ago. When I bought mine in April 15 they tried to sell me a set, and I have seen that just about every Maxx trim level car in Sydney has them fitted.

You should try ebay and see if any of the Mazda sellers still have old stock. They are nice, solid black with the CX-3 logo in white on each seat.

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If your seats have an airbag, and you opt for generic covers, remember to get open-sided ones that don't cover the area where the airbag deploys
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Thanks everyone for advice. After googling "sheepskin seat cover CX-3" I found a local Manufacturer who is proced competitively $290AUD. Called him up to double check fit and airbag compliant. I will post a photo in week or so. Such a fantastic car, only 250km on it so far and learning it is a delight.
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I had the genuine ones fitted when we bought our CX-3 however they really are rubbish so you are not missing much. By the way you don't need open sided seat covers to be airbag compliant. Most have sacrificial stitching that easily breaks should a side airbag deploy. This setup meets the requirements of the Australian Design Rules.
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Huh, I'm the opposite, I like the seats way too much to cover them up! Putting seat covers on will cheapen the look in my opinion.

Here's some on eBay that look decent though:
Mazda CX3 Drivers Front Seat Cover New Genuine 2015 Accessories DK11ACSCF | eBay
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Try <sheepskinstuff.com>. I have covers from them that are for the front seats. They attach to the seats with elastic fabric straps and they are indeed thick and luxurious! I had them on my Subaru Forester and they are so warm you should not even need to turn on the seat warmers no matter how cold it gets. The company is based in Vancouver but I believe there is a U.S. office as well.

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Huh, I'm the opposite, I like the seats way too much to cover them up! Putting seat covers on will cheapen the look in my opinion.

Agreed! We're all different but I want to enjoy the new aspects of the car while new, not hide them! I'd look at covers if/when wear occurred or temporarily with pets etc.

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Seat covers can look good, protect the original seat etc, but I am in the camp of leaving them alone.

I did note in Australia that only the top model (Akari) with all bells and whistles gets real leather (at least on facing surfaces). The others get Maztech leather.

Assume Maztech is a manufactured, leather mix but obviously the legal department made them be very specific which models had leather.
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Huh, I'm the opposite, I like the seats way too much to cover them up! Putting seat covers on will cheapen the look in my opinion.

Here's some on eBay that look decent though:
Mazda CX3 Drivers Front Seat Cover New Genuine 2015 Accessories DK11ACSCF | eBay
These are the ones that are rubbish. They constantly lift up on the sides and have to be refitted almost daily. I guess that is why they are no longer shown as an accessory on the Mazda Australia website.
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