Last post on Jul 16, 2009 at 4:31 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Fit, Mazda MAZDA3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#1101 of 1205 Re: Astro? [thegraduate]
Jun 20, 2008 (7:32 am)
"Question: why would Chevrolet limit the XFE Cobalt to just coupes?"
They are? Per the Chevy web site, the sedan version of the Cobalt LS and 1LT are both "XFE" models. The LS has a base price of $15,070 and the 1LT is $15,780, however, when you configure them with no options, they come out $2,000 less than that due a cash allowance deal they've got going on.
Jun 20, 2008 (7:36 am)
There was so much talk about the "Best-in-Class" Cobalt Coupe, I didn't realize the XFE model came on Sedans as well; it just isn't best-in-class in the sedan realm.
Thanks for the info!
#1103 of 1205 Re: Astro? [thegraduate]
Jun 20, 2008 (9:48 am)
How's it a dog, do you have over 200,000 miles on the beast?
#1104 of 1205 Re: Astro? [thegraduate]
Jun 20, 2008 (9:50 am)
I think the coupe came out first in XFE.
#1105 of 1205 Re: Astro? [poncho167]
Jun 20, 2008 (10:33 am)
A dog can be reliable; we should really drop the Astro talk before a host asks us to do so.
In response to the on-topic post, I don't know if one came out before the other, but since the ads on this page always show that yellow Cobalt Coupe, I guess it put it in my mind that the XFE was coupe-only.
Sep 22, 2008 (12:26 pm)
If I can get an excellant deal on a current Mazda3, I will not wait until Feb. to purchase a '10 Mazda3. The bigest question I have now is the 2 engines which come on the current Mazda3, i.e., the 2.0 and the 2.3. Does anyone know for sure which engine is the best quality wise or most reliable? tyvm
#1107 of 1205 Re: '08/'09 Mazda3 [heybroder]
Sep 23, 2008 (2:58 am)
There should be no difference quality wise between the two engines as they are variations of the same engine. The 2.0 is reported to give better fuel economy (though my 2.3 regularly returns more than the government's estimates (in Canada I am routinely getting 6.3 l/100km (sorry don't have time to convert for you, but know it is higher than the EPA estimates as well as transport Canada estimates), I do probably 90% highway milage though. In any case I wouldn't worry about the quality of either engine, if you are satisfied with the power of the 2.0 and can get the features you want in a car with the 2.0 I would go with that engine just because it will be a bit cheaper to buy, and the better fuel economy (I only got the 2.3 as it was the only engine Mazda Canada offered in the 5 door at the time).
#1108 of 1205 Re: '08/'09 Mazda3 [scwmcan]
Sep 23, 2008 (5:20 am)
tyvm for info!!
#1109 of 1205 Re: '08/'09 Mazda3 [heybroder]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:14 am)
I simply second everything that scwmcan said; the smaller engined 3 might actually be the more valuable one down the road, with its better fuel mileage. The only thing I don't like about it is that the 4-speed automatic has a very short 4th gear (meaning high-rpms at highway speeds). The 5-speed should have a more relaxed highway gear.
#1110 of 1205 Re: '08/'09 Mazda3 [scwmcan]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:55 am)
Your highway mileage is 37.3MPG which is very impressive given the fact that it has 17 inches wheel and four speed txm, my auto civic with 16 inches wheel and five speed txm can only get 33 MPG. Its' ashame that Mazda only sell 2.0 litre 5 door hatchback in South East Asia countries, but not in USA or Canada.