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post #1 of 167 Old 12-20-2015, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Just purchased a new dynamic blue S-Touring model in AWD diesel turbo. My fiend works at the Mazda delership and said these are the last of the Japanese made CX3's they are getting, as they are now being made in Thailand.

I took delivery with tinted windows, floor mats and the Kuroi body kit in black. Driving the car with white led lighting is super crisp. I can not understand how online reviews state that the diesel is lacking in performance. It feels a lot faster due to the torque.

So here's some pics. I have just installed some OEM rain guards and this week the optional arm rest and neoprene seat covers arrive.

I've only installed a short phone holder in the cigarette socket as I found all the air vents to be hopeless to hold a phone. It's also stealth to check the phone with all the police around.

It's been good to read some threads here. Looking forward to more mods as these cars get more popular!

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Thanks, here's some pictures from delivery.
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Looks great in blue, like the look with tinted windows as well.

Mine stays outside most of the time so i think I will get it tinted soon.
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Good to see another Brisbanite on the forum Justin. Happy motoring. Which dealer did you use?
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Great to see another Queenslander take ownership of a CX3. One thing that I have noticed CX3 owners in Queensland doing is getting personalised plates that match the colour better than standard issue. Something to really consider since there isn't any yearly fees for these plates in Queensland like in other states
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I agree, in fact I transferred my personalised plates from my Forester a couple of days ago =) Here's a pic of my new weather shades and phone mount. I'm going to try fitting the wheels on my forester to fill the guards more sometime over the next couple of weeks. I'll post some pics when I do. Good to see fellow Brisbane members =) I picked the car up on Monday from Oldmac Mazda at Springwood, how about you Cyclone?

Smarties - I'll save the plate pic from the forester for when I get the wheels on =)

It's my understanding, without removing the wheels that the factory 18's are 18x7 +50 offset. My aftermarket wheels are 18x8 + 20, which will fill the guards by 43mm.
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My one criticism of the CX3 is that cubby space below the CD player is so small many people have to put in their own after market equipment to better utilise the space like with that phone holder add on by Silman. I sometimes wonder what is the point in having a CD player there taking up space when you can stream music from any Bluetooth device. Mazda could have made that area bigger and with a lid to hid your phone and stuff. Anyone attempted to rip out the CD player to create more space?


I think the 18 inch wheels look much better than the 16 inch wheels on my Maxx version. I think once my tyres are due for replacement I will look at upgrading to the larger wheels.
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^^I'd love to remove the CD player to gain more storage. Awaiting someone to write a DIY lol.

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