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Honda Civic, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#1268 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [cz75]
Jul 23, 2007 (10:02 am)
My 1998 Accord EX6 left me stranded on I-95 when the fuel pump went with only 80,000 miles on the car. Does that mean all Accords are bad? You can't look at one car as a representative sample? Check out the long term reports and you will see that the 3 is holding up well and resale value is strong. Each to his own, you know. I drove the Si before making my purchase but went with the 3 because the interior was better, mpg was better and it didn't require premium fuel. It's a matter of what you are looking for. There are 3 lovers and civic lovers. It was a tough decision but in the end I have absolutely no regret with the 3 and getting many more compliments than I ever did with four Hondas.
#1269 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [cz75]
Jul 23, 2007 (11:20 am)
Who actually makes the A/C in the Mazda3? There is a good chance that it is Nippondenso which makes most of the A/C units for the Japanese companies. Could be very similar to a unit put in Hondas and Toyotas.
#1270 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [cz75]
Jul 23, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Funny you mention "4 years" did you read the study of the most reliable car company after 4 years on the road?
#1271 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [ecofun]
Jul 24, 2007 (5:19 am)
a fuel pump going bad after 80k on an accord from 98 is no biggie at all.
the mpg figures for the si and the 3 are roughly the same, and many si owners are exceeding epa.
interior better? hmm..different, but i wouldn't say 'better'.
#1272 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [eldaino]
Jul 24, 2007 (7:26 am)
fuel pump is no biggie...at 80K...that's a stretch. What percent of Accords would you guess blow a fuel pump by 80K?
Don't know where your mileage numbers come from, but last I looked fueleconomy.com showed a difference of 3.2 mpg based on actual driving experience.
As far as interior is concerned, leather, Bose, and a back seat someone could actually fit in were enough for me.
#1273 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [cz75]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Getting great reviews isn't too hard, in the short term. One wonders about the flaws that will show up in the long-term, like broken A/C after 4 years. ""
They got great reviews in 2004, straight thru 2007. I'd like to see a negative one, if you can find it
>>Moreover, popularity isn't a good yardstick for quality. Anyone who bought one would almost have to notice how worthless the A/C was, yet still be dumb enough to buy one."
I have an 06 and my a/c is not an issue, and that is with 100 degree humid days
#1274 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [mrblonde49]
Jul 24, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I've yet to see any more than one long-term test to shake out the cars flaws. Even Ford and GM can make something that holds together until warranty is up, for the most part. Of course, they both know how to make decent A/C too.
#1275 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [cz75]
Jul 25, 2007 (8:25 am)
CZ you made your point, its Japanese garbage bla...
Now that you bought the si(which loses in every comparison done to date to the Speed 3) you don't need to show us how happy you are with your underdog..go brag in the civic forum that one Mazda3 had an A/C replaced..
Enjoy your si, and don't think it's a civic.
#1277 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [ecofun]
Jul 25, 2007 (11:03 am)
That is not fair to the Honda Civic people. Showing them evidence that their Honda actually can have problems is just wrong! We should only state problems with other brands, for, they are and never will be flawless like the Honda Civic.
I guess I am out of line as well for posting the following link....