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Mazda3Carpet.com an Official Sponsor of www.TorontoMazda3.ca

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We are pleased to announce that Mazda3Carpet.com has officially become recognized as a Sponsor of www.TorontoMazda3.ca. Initial research for our product was conducted on TorontoMazda3.ca and we feel indebted to its community for its support.  You can visit our section here.

TorontoMazda3.ca is Ontario’s largest Mazda3 club with nearly 22,000 threads filled with great user information.  The excellent content and tight community are behind the over 5,000 members on this board, with many of the members being from across Canada and the United States.

Mazda3Carpet.com is the only manufacturer of replacement high quality molded carpet kits and mats for Mazda3’s.  Currently the company offers two kits:   A standard kit that is a substantial upgrade to the factory supplied carpeting.  As well as a Ultra Lux that has longer and denser fibers and is similar in quality to carpeting found in modern luxury vehicles such as Cadillac.

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Mazda3carpet.com an Official Sponsor of Mazda3forums.com

logo-mazda3forums-comWe are pleased to announce that Mazda3Carpet.com has officially become recognized as a Gold Sponsor of www.mazda3forums.com.  You can visit our section here.

Mazda3Forums.com was the first and is both the fastest growing and largest site dedicated to the 2004+ Mazda3.  As part of the FMVperformance Automotive Communities network, it also enjoys the advantage of crossover users from other Mazdaʼs, Fordʼs and Volvoʼs.

As of January 2008, Mazda3Forums.com averages approximately 8,000 unique visitors each and every day, and 70,000 completely unique visitors each month.  This results in over 8 million page views every month (26 million hits).  The majority of users are from the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain.

Mazda3Carpet.com is the only manufacturer of replacement high quality molded carpet kits and mats for Mazda3’s.  Currently the company offers two kits:  A standard kit that is a substantial upgrade to the factory supplied carpeting.  As well as a Ultra Lux that has longer and denser fibers and is similar in quality to carpeting found in modern luxury vehicles such as Cadillac.

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Finally, Direct Replacement Carpet for the Mazda3

After much research, phone calls, page clicks and disappointments, a solution has been found.  As I mentioned in my last post, I had left a voicemail with an old colleague who works at a auto manufacturer.  To make a long story short he put me in touch with an executive at another manufacturing company that specializes in interior parts.

This executive and I spoke on Monday afternoon and came to an informal agreement of sorts.  This company has agreed to produce the mold that will form these molded carpet kit and manufacture them.

The material itself will be a nylon cut pile carpet.  Nylon is the most durable material used for carpeting in automotive, commercial and residential applications.  The cut pile carpet feels luxurious, is much easier to clean than the factory issue carpet and much more durable.

There will also be an option available to substitute the nylon cut pile with an ultra luxurious carpet called Essex. This quality material is used in modern day high end luxury cars such as Cadillacs.

I am excited as I can finally get rid of the dirty (impossible to clean) old carpet that is worn out and has holes in it. I use to dread vacuuming the interior because I would get that up close look at this carpet.

I would try to hide the carpet with floor mats. But no more, I will soon have that new car smell again with easy to clean carpet with no holes in it. Finally a high quality floor covering that is suited to the rest of my Mazda3.

I ask that you enter your email address and first name on the form to the right and I will send you more information as it becomes available.

For being on this list you will be among the first to be offered a discount on a limited number of these kits when production is started.
–Dave

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Hiroshima, we have a problem

After driving a Mazda3 GT sedan for 3.5 years now I have to say I am really satisfied with this car.  This is an opinion shared by thousands of other owners of the car.  Some of the reasons I like this car are still valid today, as the day I first test drove it.  Fun to drive, attractive – both outside and inside and solid feeling car.   Now I add, rock-solid reliability, easy to maintain, versatile and room for a giant Coleman 5 day cooler and camping equipment.

The one area I do have a complaint about is the quality of the carpet used on the floor.  Not just the mats, but the entire floor carpet.  I found that keeping this carpet clean is next to impossible. Vacuuming proves to help as almost everything sticks to the carpet and won’t let go.

Within months of driving this car the carpet had a hole in the passenger side floor. While vacuuming the car I noticed that the carpet was flattened out. It no longer looked like carpet. It feels like worn felt glued on construction paper.

This appears to be something that is common to all Mazda3’s and has been the subject of many owners forums on the net.  Here is just a sample of one such posting:

“The carpet underneath the mat is ripping due to the plastic mat holder.
Is this covered under warranty? does anyone have this problem?
I can see the cotton underneath the carpet and I think it’s getting bigger…

Any solutions?? I don’t know how to post pics here.. (sigh)…

Thank you all in advance!!”

“A girl at my old workplace warned me about this. She bitched alot to the dealer (leased car) and now shes on her THIRD carpet. The second one ripped too. The third time they layed down some material between the carpet and body to prevent the underside from wearing thin. She only had 65,000km. 2005 i think.
They covered it under warranty.”

“Funny, I was going to make a post on this as well, to see what others have done
both my passengers front and drivers floor upholstery has holes, with the cotton sticking out
It seems to be a soft spot right there, that catches the heels of the feet coming in/out of the car(when the floor mat slides up)

I spoke with the dealer about it, and they said it’s something they’ve seen in alot of used 3’s. My car is out of warranty now, so all they told me to do was get some new floor mats or all season ones to hide it… =(   “

“Would anyone have an idea how much the replacement carpet costs (Joe?) Mine is not only torn, but it has nasty salt stains I can’t get rid of.”

Being that I love this car so much and really enjoy driving it and its still in excellent condition I want it to still feel new.   So I figure that I will go ahead and call the dealer find out if they have a suitable replacement. I will update this blog with my findings.

–Dave

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