Last post on Nov 25, 2008 at 3:57 PM
You are in the Mazda3
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#832 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [thegraduate]
Jul 11, 2008 (3:38 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 (4:02 pm)
When will the Jetta TDI be available in the US?
Jul 11, 2008 (4:06 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 (4:11 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 (8:44 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 (10:41 am)
How about a Jetta Diesel?
Fine, if reliability isn't an issue....
#838 of 879 mazda 3 mirrors
Jul 14, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Does the mazda 3 in any form have heated side mirrors? I havn't been able to find any info on this.
#839 of 879 Navigation and Color?
Jul 16, 2008 (4:05 pm)
Hello everyone. I decided I'm buying a 2008 Mazda 3 GT Hatchback. I have two important questions and would love to hear feedback on it so anything would help. First, how is the Navigation in this car? Someone who has the Nav, please comment on this. I mean, honestly I really want it cause it looks good and I'm always travelling and a Nav system would come so in handy. And the second question I have is what color do you guys prefer. I was all set on black until I went to the dealership today and saw metropolitan gray. What a gorgeous color! Its like dark grey but with a touch of blue. Actually, it looks bluish-grayish. I know these two things seem unimportant but it will really affect my decision on this car. Ok, thanks a lot.
#840 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [shipo]
Jul 16, 2008 (6:55 pm)
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".
Can't say about the 09 models, but no 08 Jettas have leather interior as an option. And, here in SC, when I was in the market last January, the closest Jetta with factory NAV was in Texas, according to the local VW dealer. Of course, you could order one with NAV and wait 60+ days...
#841 of 879 Re: Save me from Corolla! [busiris]
Jul 17, 2008 (7:01 am)
"Can't say about the 09 models, but no 08 Jettas have leather interior as an option."
Really? What about the Jetta GLI? I'm pretty sure that the GLI has been available with the Autobahn Package (which includes leather) for several years now.
Regarding the NAV system, yeah, most folks don't seem to want it, and so they're kind of hard to come by. For my part at least, I have no problem waiting for sixty days to have a car built exactly to my specifications, so I don't think that's unreasonable, but that's just me.
FWIW, I ran across a 2009 option sheet a month or so back on a different board, and I'm 90% positive that the top trim level is available with leather seating and NAV.