Last post on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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Honda Civic, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#1337 of 1341 Re: Mazda 3 2010 vs 2007 [ecofun]
Jun 09, 2010 (9:03 am)
It's been years since I owned a Honda, but, my family still has a couple. My brother has a 2004 Accord EX-L V6 with 110,000 on it (inherited from my father at 75,000) and outside if routine maintenance, has been pretty good. I do believe my father had a vapor lock issue when it would not start and there was a tranny issue as well.
Civic's are very good cars. I have no reason to talk bad about them other then their lack of sportiness and content offered.
#1338 of 1341 Re: Mazda 3 2010 vs 2007 [ecofun]
Jun 09, 2010 (7:42 pm)
My 2007 MS3 has been faultless since it needed a new LF strut and turbo at around 25,000 miles. It now has over 60,000 miles on it and I think I'll fit some Bilsteins, a Hypertech flash, and some track wheels and tires. That should keep me amused for at least a couple of years. That said, I wouldn't consider a new MS3. It's gained weight and it's not available in Grand Touring trim. I'm not saying it's a bad car, but it doesn't make the cut for me.
#1340 of 1341 choosing Mazda3 or Civic 2013
Oct 10, 2013 (5:17 am)
Im choosing whether or not to get a Mazda3 or a Civic. Both would be 2013. I like the Mazda cause it's a lot faster than the Civic, (its also a 6-speed), but shifting on it is also a lot harder than the civic. Mainly, I'm just looking for a fast car that would be good for drifting. I'd love to hear all of your comments.
Also, which is more comfortable interior wise? Seats, dash, etc.
#1341 of 1341 Re: choosing Mazda3 or Civic 2013 [mexicanpirates]
Oct 10, 2013 (7:50 am)
I don't agree with you that the Mazda3 6MT is a lot harder to shift than the Civic. I think the Mazda3's stick is very easy and fun to shift.
My preference is the Mazda3, but I would definitely go for the all-new 2014 Mazda3 now that it's out, as it has an improved interior, improved fuel economy, etc. Looks a lot better too, IMO. Will cost a little more than a left-over 2013, but if you want to go that route, why not save a LOT of money and get a slightly-used (maybe CPO) 2012 Mazda3?