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Ahh, the big 80s...a buddy of mine in high school got a brand new silver 4dr Grand Am for his 16th birthday..cruised around in it wearing a Members Only jacket....(not one of the cooler cars in my HS, though, not with all the 5.0 Mustangs, IROC-Zs, TA GTAs, a couple Monte SSes, and a Buick GN).

wonder what he drives now.. (my 20th HS reunion is next year, so it should be interesting...)

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Ahh, the big 80s...a buddy of mine in high school got a brand new silver 4dr Grand Am for his 16th birthday..cruised around in it wearing a Members Only jacket....(not one of the cooler cars in my HS, though, not with all the 5.0 Mustangs, IROC-Zs, TA GTAs, a couple Monte SSes, and a Buick GN).

wonder what he drives now.. (my 20th HS reunion is next year, so it should be interesting...)

People at my school bragged about their Mazda3's. <_<

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People at my school bragged about their Mazda3's. <_<

They won't be bragging when they go out to find them empty of their belongings with a dent in the door...

We had an 1989 Grand Am LE (Coupe)... It wasn't bad.

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They won't be bragging when they go out to find them empty of their belongings with a dent in the door...

And it did. My buddy had his looted twice before Mazda even got his into the shop. And a week they just keyed up his car.

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Interesting..does the Mazda 3 have a reputation for being easy to break into?

Yep... There's a defect in all Mazda3s- the locking mechanism isn't shielded properly and if you punch the driver's door hard enough below the locking mechanism, the lock will let go. Mazda won't issue a recall or pay to have it fixed unless you threaten to expose the problem as Mazda's been trying unsucessfully to keep the whole affair hush-hush.

My aunt in Nova Scotia bought a new one a couple of months and I warned her about this... she went to the Mazda dealer who promptly told her it was only on US-Spec cars.

She told me this over the phone and I called bullsh*t on what they told her right then and there... all Mazda3s are manufacured at the same Japanese plant.. and I know people here in Calgary who have been victimized many times.

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Yep... There's a defect in all Mazda3s- the locking mechanism isn't shielded properly and if you punch the driver's door hard enough below the locking mechanism, the lock will let go. Mazda won't issue a recall or pay to have it fixed unless you threaten to expose the problem as Mazda's been trying unsucessfully to keep the whole affair hush-hush.

My aunt in Nova Scotia bought a new one a couple of months and I warned her about this... she went to the Mazda dealer who promptly told her it was only on US-Spec cars.

She told me this over the phone and I called bullsh*t on what they told her right then and there... all Mazda3s are manufacured at the same Japanese plant.. and I know people here in Calgary who have been victimized many times.

That's interesting...

I should warn my co-worker....

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Interesting about the Mazda 3 locks. A buddy of mine had his Cherokee (XJ) broken into when someone drilled into the door near the lock (drilled into the lock mechanism)? Happened twice.

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Hope they come out with a fix for this Mazda issue as I was thinking of getting a 3 for a winter/practical car to go along with a 2010 Camaro

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