Last post on Nov 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#829 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [momus]
Jul 11, 2008 (9:47 am)
How about a Jetta Diesel? Per the (rediculously low) EPA numbers, the 2009 Jetta Sedan gets 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, and it is available with all of the other goodies that you say are "non negotiable".
That said, I've now had two cars with stability control, and personally, I don't get what all the fuss is about, especially for FWD oriented cars.
#830 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [momus]
Jul 11, 2008 (1:09 pm)
The '09 Sonata Limited I4 will get very close to 25 mpg city, depending on what you mean by "city", based on its better fuel economy than the 2006-8 Sonatas and my driving exerperiences with several Sonatas from those years. The '08 Accord EX-L I4 with nav would be really close also. As would the '09 Optima (same powertrain as the '09 Sonata, and nav will be available on it).
And the 2009 Civic EX-L with nav and VSC will meet all of those requirements easily.
#831 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [momus]
Jul 11, 2008 (2:23 pm)
Find me another four-door sedan that gets at least 25 mpg city and offers leather, navigation, and stability control. Please.
#832 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [thegraduate]
Jul 11, 2008 (2:38 pm)
Well, it's a hatchback, and some folks won't be caught dead in a hatchback, but it certainly meets all the other criteria!
#833 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [shipo]
Jul 11, 2008 (3:02 pm)
When will the Jetta TDI be available in the US?
Jul 11, 2008 (3:06 pm)
2009 Sonata: 22 city...close, but no cigar. If I could swing that, I could get into a Mazda3 GT and be happy. Good car, though.
Prius: Good suggestion. I'd rather drive a Corolla.
2009 Civic: I hope, hope, hope the '09 has stability control. Any official word? I never thought I'd be so excited about the prospect of driving a Civic, but yeah...
It may be a race against time for the '09 Civic and TDI. Thanks for the suggestions.
#835 of 879 Re: [momus]
Jul 11, 2008 (3:11 pm)
I thought you were talking about real-world mpg numbers, vs. EPA.
The 2009 Civic WILL have VSC, it was announced by Honda a long time ago. Just not sure yet in which trims. But certainly the top-end leather + nav trim will have it. Did you know the 2009 Fit Sport will also offer VSC (have to get nav too)? You could put aftermarket leather in it, and there you go.
#836 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [momus]
Jul 11, 2008 (7:44 pm)
Dealerships have demo models now available for test drives, and the cars are supposed to start hitting our shores in volume in August or September.
#837 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [shipo]
Jul 14, 2008 (9:41 am)
How about a Jetta Diesel?
Fine, if reliability isn't an issue....
#838 of 879 mazda 3 mirrors
Jul 14, 2008 (5:26 pm)
Does the mazda 3 in any form have heated side mirrors? I havn't been able to find any info on this.