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Honda Civic, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#1299 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [eldaino]
Oct 17, 2007 (1:17 am)
Fair point but I'm not sure I agree. Many, many Mazda Protege's on the road with 100's of thousands of miles on them. The M3 is similar and if anything an improvement so longterm reliability is not completely disregarded. Japanese cars in general (Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru) are all known for long term reliability. Unquestionably better than late model American cars where 100k miles is still considered a lofty goal.
#1300 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [mongoose65]
Oct 17, 2007 (3:07 am)
"Unquestionably better than late model American cars where 100k miles is still considered a lofty goal."
Not exactly an unbiased statement wouldn't you say?
Geez, I've owned a mixture of American, European and Japanese cars over the years, and the ONLY ONE that didn't make 100,000 miles with ease was one of the Japanese cars, a Mazda. The flip side is our two current American cars, one with over 150,000 and the other with only 99,000 miles. For those two cars, I'm betting that even a quarter of a million miles will be a piece of cake.
#1301 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [shipo]
Oct 21, 2007 (6:37 pm)
I've had a number of domestic cars and one honda. All of the domestics barely made it past 100k with lots of repairs. My 96 honda is over 234k now and going strong.
#1302 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [shipo]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:22 am)
Just my own experience (and that of most of the consumer public)...I've never had an American car that didn't either a. crack a head gasket, b. leak oil from a difficult spot to reach or c. have a transmission problem before 100k miles.
It angered me to buy my 1st japanese car and it would have been done under protest if they hadn't charged LESS for the better reliability and mileage. Fortunately our gov't has sold out so badly now that more of us work for japanese companies and build those cars right here! Sorry, no libs vs dems nonsense please. I'm stuck in the middle and think they are all lying bums!!
#1304 of 1341 2008 Mazda3 changes mid year!
Nov 03, 2007 (5:15 am)
Hey everyone...the Mazda3 will be undergoing a few changes for mid 2008! I don't have all the details yet, but, I will let you know when I get them!
#1306 of 1341 Re: 2008 Mazda3 changes mid year! [aviboy97]
Nov 18, 2007 (11:16 am)
Are These the changes you're talking about?
#1307 of 1341 Re: 2008 Mazda3 changes mid year! [marklmurray]
Nov 18, 2007 (4:40 pm)
Welcome - thanks for the repost!
#1308 of 1341 Re: 2008 Mazda3 changes mid year! [marklmurray]
Nov 19, 2007 (9:28 am)
Yep...I didn't get around to posting it. You must be a dealer, for that is the same sheet I have.