Last post on Nov 25, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#861 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [pmc255]
Nov 07, 2008 (11:02 am)
I would recommend a mazda 3 because it comes standard with more power and it is cheaper cause you would get more for your money and you would like it more and you wouldnt think it was boring ever. So if you wanna see one go online to freemanmooremazda.com and click on the blue square and choose new inventory and check one out all kinds of options with this car
#862 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [allan_mazda]
Nov 08, 2008 (7:35 am)
Well that's just all a matter of opinion as I just love my 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE and don't think it's boring at all. In fact I test drove both the new Civic and the new 3 and chose the Corolla. I feek I made the best choice and would definitely make the same choice again. The Civic is loud and the 3 is small and interior is in my opinion "boring". But to each his own !
#863 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [terceltom]
Nov 08, 2008 (7:47 am)
The Civic is loud and the 3 is small and interior is in my opinion "boring". But to each his own !
FYI, the Mazda3 has more interior room.
I feek I made the best choice and would definitely make the same choice again
That's all that counts!
#864 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [terceltom]
Nov 21, 2008 (8:42 pm)
I, for one, coming from a family of Corolla owners, from way before I was born, until I bought my 3.
My family owned a 79, 86, 91, 97 and I personally owned a 00 and an 03 Corolla and my sister owned a 99 Civic and my other sister an 06 Civic. I bought my 3 hatch because I needed utility and the added features found on the 3, but not on the Corolla/Matrix or Civic for just about $1000 more, is too good to pass.
From the moment I test drove the 3, I just loved it. I can't hide that smile cheek to cheek. Just like VW's slogan "Drivers Wanted", the 3 begs to be driven. I realized how sleepy driving the Corolla was.
Now, I even upgraded to the speed3 and I'm never coming back to a Corolla.
#865 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3
Nov 22, 2008 (11:07 pm)
The 2010 Maxda 3 is out in a few months, i like the sedan's new front end...haven't seen the hatch yet.
#866 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [donthegreek]
Nov 24, 2008 (8:53 pm)
Yeah, the new 2010 "3" looks great. If I was in the market I would definately wait and give it a test drive. I don't know why I didn't give this car a shot when I bought my 2006 Civic Coupe EX (which I am pretty much disappointed in- rattles, road noise, general cheap feeling, etc). You get a lot for the money with the current "3". If Mazda can keep the prices and packaging close to the current generation they could have a big hit on their hands.
#867 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [droman]
Nov 24, 2008 (9:46 pm)
If you don't like road noise, you won't like the current-gen 3, especially with the 17" tires. That thing roars big-time on the highway; more noticeably than the Civic.
#868 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [thegraduate]
Nov 25, 2008 (6:54 am)
True and not so true. I just bought a Mazda3 i Touring with the 17" wheels, and yes, the factory Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires create quite a din inside the car at freeway speeds. Given the very poor reviews those tires get in winter conditions and tread life, I had them replaced yesterday with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires, and presto-chango, the car is easily as quiet (if not quieter) as a Civic EX on the highway.
Anybody want to buy a set of 205/50 R17 Eagles RS-As with 700 miles on them? No? I didn't think so.
#869 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [shipo]
Nov 25, 2008 (7:05 am)
In this area of interior road noise I guess it's safe to say that the Corolla is still the dominate car.
#870 of 879 Re: Civic vs. Corolla vs. Mazda3 [thegraduate]
Nov 25, 2008 (7:43 am)
You could be absolutely correct. I have never driven a 3, so it could be noisier than the Civic for all I know. I also agree with the post that states that the Corolla is probably the quietest. Toyotas are usually rock solid and quiet. Although this usually comes at the price of feeling "disconnected" from the driving experience. Totally off topic, but I just drove my mom's (age 67) 2001 Celica GT-S with 23000 miles on it. What a piece of crap. The engine was loud, underpowered and that thing rattled like an 84 Camaro Z28. Wasn't at all impressed with the handling either. I could not believe it was a Toyota. My Civic felt like a combination of a Porche (handling) and an Mercedes (quietness) after driving the Celica. Maybe I should drive her car more often!