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Honda Civic, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#1309 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [shipo]
Nov 19, 2007 (9:34 am)
Brings truth to the statement that "GM cars run badly longer than most cars run at all."
#1310 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [cz75]
Nov 19, 2007 (12:27 pm)
I suppose, that said, I haven't had a GM car since the early 1970s so I'm probably a bad judge of what they will or won't do. In the case of our two current American cars, they're Dodge Grand Caravans, both are utterly reliable and both have six figures showing on the odometer.
#1311 of 1341 Re: 2008 Mazda3 changes mid year! [aviboy97]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:01 pm)
Nope. Not a dealer. If I was, I probably wouldn't want this information getting out and potentially endangering my end of the year sales since some folks (like me) who may have been looking to pick up a good deal on an i touring might be willing to wait 'till January for a better equipped 2.0l version (also like me).
I found this posted on some other board with no explanation of where it came from.
#1312 of 1341 What Are The Changes?
Nov 20, 2007 (9:54 am)
#1313 of 1341 Re: What Are The Changes? [sandman46]
Nov 20, 2007 (11:09 am)
See the link in my original post. I know no more than what is shown in the picture.
#1314 of 1341 just bought a m3 iTour
Nov 29, 2007 (7:50 pm)
it's our first car ever
we test drove the civic ex first, in hoping to buying a civic ex-l
but all of our friends recommended the 3 over the civic
so we went to a dealership and tried it out, it was great
better handling than the civic, seats felt more comfortable,and better looking. so we went with it
i'm now very very happy
#1315 of 1341 Re: just bought a m3 iTour [riahnna]
Nov 30, 2007 (10:15 pm)
The 3 sure does changes a lot of minds. I for one had a similar situation in that I was considering the Civic Si, the Matrix and believe it or not, the Nissan Versa. The 3 5dr hands down was the winner for me.
#1316 of 1341 I Really Like My Mazda3
Nov 30, 2007 (11:14 pm)
I got the Phantom Purple I'm not quite sure why they call it that. The color is deep autumn purple in the shade and it is a black cherry/cherry coke color in the sun. I love, love, love the color. I have gottten so many compliments. This is the first car that I have driven that turns heads; Owners of old BMW's, Taxi cab drivers, fast food drive throughs staff. etc. I have found strangers walking around the car checking it out. I have come to the conclusion that this car is SEXY.
It gets good pick-up on the hwy. I have taken a couple of short road trips. It is too fun to drive!!! I try and think of some long distance errand so that I have to go drive far. The special features are so nice. Like the big glove box, the cool stereo. The the sun roof, 6 cd player side air bags. criuse control radio controls on the stereo.The basics are amazing too, the heat really really works as does the air conditioner. The features that are found on this car are found more often on a more expensive sedan. I can fit four people and a dog comfortably. I will say that the material seats snag easliy like a sweather or a towl that is minor compared to how well everything else is made the carpet is well made the dash materials are hot and under the hood and the trunk are amazing. Alot of attention to detail!!!! Very Nice
#1317 of 1341 Re: 2008 Mazda3 changes mid year! [marklmurray]
Dec 02, 2007 (4:03 pm)
It's going to be a lot longer then January until the updates are on dealer lots. Dealers will be ordering them in January. Expect to see them in April or so.
#1318 of 1341 Re: $2200 for bad A/C [mongoose65]
Jan 17, 2008 (8:50 pm)
I find it strange that a 2.4 Mazda 3 would be tested against a Honda 1.8 and anyone would be surprised that the Mazda was faster. Never was the idea of economy mentioned so I intend to do so now. I bought my 07 Civic EX with the intention of taking advantage of the economy, headroom (I'm 6'5"), resale value, reliability and overall "fun".
I get 41 mpg with careful freeway driving.
I have a couple inches of excess headroom even with the moonroof.
Civic resale is excellant.
Civics will run until they turn to dirt at about half a million miles or more.
I think the Civic is a blast to drive on my commute and the 1000 mile trips I occasionally take are comfortable.
I'm sure the Mazda 3 is a winner but it can't come close to the Civic in economy and cost of ownership. That's why I bought mine and was pleasantly surprised at the overall performance out of that 1.8 and the exceptional 5 spd auto. Your test was bogus.
As for American autos giving up after 100K, that simply isn't my experience either. My '95 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 Search and Rescue rig has 230K and has spent a lot of miles in 4X4 on sick terrain. I rebuilt the brakes and the 5 spd manual, put on 3 sets of special shocks and steering damper - that's it. The engine doesn't use but 1/2 quart of oil in 3000 miles and the heater/AC blower will soon need replacement. It cost me $12000. in '97 with 30K on it as a wreck repair. You simply can't say American cars don't last.