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st3v3cx-3
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Location: South East UK

Re: New here with some questions!

Post by st3v3cx-3 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:14 pm

I think these are the major engine changes for the latest 2018 UK models :-

Diesel - now has a 1.8 litre engine with 115ps and 270Nm in only a FWD manual version. Previously it had a 1.5 litre 105ps 270Nm in FWD manual or AWD in either manual or automatic version

Petrol - the AWD version with the 2.0 litre 150ps 206Nm engine is now available with either the manual or auto gearbox. It was previously just a manual only version and the auto was just the 120ps 204Nm FWD version
Sport Nav Petrol Automatic FWD Arctic White plus options April 2016


twin_suns
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Location: South Wales

Re: New here with some questions!

Post by twin_suns » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:09 pm

So I've read that the Bose sound system has a subwoofer in the boot that reduces the boot from 350 to 287 litres. Is this because you can't lower the boot floor?
07/17 CX-3 Sport Nav, Crystal Soul Red, 2.0 Petrol, 2WD, Automatic


Handy Andy
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Location: Crowborough, East Sussex

Re: New here with some questions!

Post by Handy Andy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 pm

You can lower the boot floor. There is a hard (thick) panel which when fitted equals 287 litres. Under this there is a gap of about four or five inches where another panel resides over the sub woofer (or sub woofer and space saver wheel) to store some small bits. If you remove the top panel and rely on the lower panel you get 350 litres. It is quite strong in the lower setting, My German Shepherd sits on it with no damage. If you want to fit a full sized spare wheel you have to use to higher floor panel.
November 2017 - Petrol Sport Nav Auto with Safety Pack and Stone Leather


DaveG
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Re: New here with some questions!

Post by DaveG » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:56 pm

Mine is a 2017 sport nav which has all the kit you mention.
It also comes of course with a manual hand brake if you prefer that over the electronic type which all 2018_models have , due to the new armrest.
CX3 Sport Nav - Petrol - manual - 2wd - snowflake white. 2017


twin_suns
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Re: New here with some questions!

Post by twin_suns » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Thanks for all the help guys! Just got my hands on a Soul Red CX-3 with only 4000 miles on the clock and it's been great so far!
07/17 CX-3 Sport Nav, Crystal Soul Red, 2.0 Petrol, 2WD, Automatic


Handy Andy
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Re: New here with some questions!

Post by Handy Andy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:02 am

Well done.....Now post some pics for us all to enjoy.
November 2017 - Petrol Sport Nav Auto with Safety Pack and Stone Leather


ferg
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Re: New here with some questions!

Post by ferg » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm

Hello, I'm thinking of upgrading my Mazda 2 to a CX-3 SE-L Nav 2.0l petrol but am being deterred by what looks like pretty poor fuel economy on the petrol CX-3. (I have no interest in buying a diesel.) Most of my driving will be in the city of Manchester with only very occasional trips to visit friends in Wales. Can any owners give me meaningful figures on their fuel consumption?


ferg
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Air Con problems fixed in the new model?

Post by ferg » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:06 pm

I hear many people have had problems with malfunctioning air con (condensers?) in CX-3s. Has the defect been solved in the 2019 models? (One review in a well-known car mag says the problem remains.)


Handy Andy
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Re: New here with some questions!

Post by Handy Andy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:14 pm

The Air Con issue was resolved last year. Cars from Sept. '18 onwards don't have the issue.
I get into the low 40's for a variety of rural and town driving.
November 2017 - Petrol Sport Nav Auto with Safety Pack and Stone Leather


zoylander
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Location: Somerset

Re: New here with some questions!

Post by zoylander » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:12 pm

The leaking a/c condenser was replaced under warranty at the first annual service in 2017. No problems with the new one so far.

I average over 43mpg in everyday motoring, which I consider to be pretty good for a 2.0L petrol automatic.
CX-3 SE 2.0L 2WD Auto. 43.5mpg.


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