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New Guy from Columbia Heights


New Member
The posts I made yesterday and my user account were gone today so I guess I need to introduce myself again. I fell in love with Mazda when I drove my friends manual Protoge back in the day. I saved up for 3 years and paid cash last September for a decent used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback (manual) and finally joined the Mazda club :)



Yea, sorry about that. There was a server switchover early yesterday morning and for whatever reason there were two copies of MNMazda. You got the wrong one.

That being said- I remember reading about your low power situation. The first thing I'd do is check compression in that car, if you've got a cylinder with low compression, it would cause the problem you speak of, without making any noise.


is the word, beotch
Welcome to the site. I drive through Columbia Heights every day on my way home from work (up Central). What color is your ride?


New Member
Thanks everyone, and Silver!

Mndsm, I will have to see if that has been checked yet. When I have time for another lengthy post I will attempt to rewrite my problem post. :)


New Member
Welcome! I've got a Mazda(speed) 3 hatch too, and dig the hatches very much. Awesome that you were able to pay in cash.