MAZDA3 Questions
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Does the MAZDA3 have a timing belt or timing chain?

The MAZDA3 has a timing chain.

What are the specifications for the stereo?

There are a total of 6 speakers.
4 — Full-range speakers which are 5.5x5.7
2 — Tweeters

The amplifier has a maximum wattage of 160 (40 watts x 4 channels).

There are no external outputs on the back of the audio unit.

Does the DVD-based navigation system play DVD movies?

The navigation system is not equipped to handle DVD movies. It was only designed for navigation DVD-ROMs.

Does the exterior paint come with a clear coat?

The exterior paint came with a clear coat.

Does the vehicle come with a governor to control the maximum speed?

Yes, both the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter engines have a maximum speed of 117.5 mph.

Does the vehicle have a rev limiter built in?

Yes, both the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter engines have a rev limiter and can reach a maximum of 6500 rpm.

What type of oil is recommended?

For details on the maintenance of your vehicle, please see the owner's manual for the specific model and year of the vehicle.

How do I find out what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated my vehicle for safety?

You may visit their website at: You will be able to choose any model to see the safety rating.

What is the Production Number of my 2005 MAZDA3 SP23?

To determine the production number, download the VIN number listing. Open the PDF file, then select the "Find" or "Search" command under the "Edit" menu. Type in your last 6 digits of your vehicle’s VIN and search. The corresponding production number will be your vehicle's number.