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OEM-aftermarket Touch Screen Head units for Mazda3 – Part 3 Part 3 – Finean GPS demo

In this video a demo of the Finean GPS maps system.  However the GPS System is Wince, with compatibility with many of the popular maps available, such as: iGO, Route66, Tomtom, Finean, Navteq, N-Drive, Sygic, Papago, Careland etc.

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The RX-7 shall rise again!

11-mazda-rx-7Sounds like the legendary RX-7 will return.  Sources close to Mazda have confirmed that a proper 2 door, Rotary engined sports car wearing the famous badge will be popping up in Mazda showrooms in 2011 as a 2012 model year vehicle.

Why the sudden announcement you ask?  There was a management shake up earlier in 2009 and when the dust settled on April 10, 2009, Mr. Ikuo Maeda was announced as the Chief Designer for Mazda.  Mr. Maeda, has been quoted in many interviews as saying that he wants to see a new RX-7 built.  Mr. Maeda has been with Mazda since 1982 and resume includes the RX-8 and Mazda2 .

The new RX-7 will be powered by the new Renesis 16x, twin rotor, rotary engine that features a new direct injection fuel system and a lightweight aluminum side housing.  The new design is said to improve thermal energy and torque levels at all engine speeds, and reduce fuel consumption.

The Renesis 16x has been used already in a recent Mazda concept car and is capable of 350 hp, but will be tuned down to 200 – 250 hp inorder to maintain better fuel mileage.

Prices are slated to start at a very aggressive $25,000 USD.  This will make it a direct competitor with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the upcoming cousin rwd coupes from Toyota / Subaru.

I’m thinking, “only 25k, rwd, rotary engine, 250 hp….whom do I leave my deposit with?” by MAZEURO attends SEMA 2009 in Las Vegas


Tuesday, November 2 – Friday, November 5, 2010
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA by MAZEURO attended this years trade only SEMA show in Las Vegas to not only get to rub elbows with the great minds and companies in the automotive aftermarket, but also to meet with new manufacturers and suppliers to produce new high quality, unique products for Mazda3 owners.

Some of the celebrities and known car guys that were in attendance at SEMA 2009 included legendary automotive designer & the star of TLC’s Overhaulin, Chip Foose.  The crew of West Coast Customs; Jay Leno; hell I even ran into Chop “The King of Cars” himself from Towbin Dodge while I was having lunch.

I also had a chance to chat it up with the host of My Dream Car Garage, Peter Klutt while on the flight back from Las Vegas where his Hemishere Green 1970 Plymouth AAR Barracuda (which had the paint and graphics designed by Chip Foose himeself) featuring a twin-turbo Viper V-10 engine, 20″ Viper wheels, Carbon Fiber body with air diffusers was on display at the BASF Booth at SEMA.  You can follow the build of this beast at For video of Chip Foose designing this gorgeous car click below.

Over the next few weeks some exciting news will be announced regarding these new products for not only Mazda3 vehicles, but we will be expanding onto other Mazda vehicles that we keep in our garage always organized thanks to the advice from sites as  So subscribe to our RSS feed or Email notification list for updates

While I was at SEMA I took at ton of photos (over 400 shots) and video and will post as much of it as possible right here on the blog.  You will find the first 3 videos at the end of this post.  We want to hear you comments and suggestion so please go ahead below.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC). It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries.

SEMA Show 2009 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more… kits making the rounds at car shows in 2009


Owners of Mazda3 show cars have been popping up all over the country with molded carpet kits installed in their prized vehicles.

One such person is Troy from North Carolina and his 2004 Mazda3 sport:

“From the very moment I heard the buzz of a new carpet mold being made for the Mazda 3, I was beyond excited. The factory carpet is very thin and well let’s face it, was not meant to last forever.

For those that have daily drivers and put their cars through all sorts of weather conditions, you know all too well what happens over time.

This new carpet is easily 5 times better hands down.

Let me tell you, this is by far the best carpet I have ever felt.

The look, feel and texture are unmatched.  If you are thinking about replacing your interior carpet, this is the way to go. The prices are perfect and the quality is top of the line. Also Mazda3carpet prides themselves on customer service.

If you are thinking about replacing your carpet, now is the time.”

Troy K. 2004 Mazda 3 Show car

Click here to check out Troys Car Domain Page

troys door

Check out the decal on the door.


Latest pictures of the Mazda3 carpet production molds

We had a big set back when the initial donor car used to create the mold had damage to it that prevented an accuate mold to be created.  But another was finally located and the mold created.

Here are a couple of pictures of the mold made from the floor of a Mazda3 from the manufacturer.

Because of the holidays, the carpet kits will be shipping out on the second week of January has been confirmed by the factory.