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Mazda MAZDA3, Volkswagen Rabbit, Car Comparisons, Hatchback
#150 of 389 Re: Mazda3 2.3 vs. '07 VW Rabbit, auto & manual [mdaffron]
Apr 05, 2007 (4:40 pm)
Amen to that. I hate Rabbit's, I had one and they suck. No offense to Rabbit owners. I love my new 2007 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring, fully loaded to the max. A "J" car is simply the best. This has been proven many times over. A "J" car is the first digit in the vin#, this is made 100% in Japan.
I have Two Honda's that are "J" cars and now the Mazda which is a "J" car and love them all. Rabbits can compete especially with the price of the Mazda's.
#151 of 389 Re: Slightly off-topic, but... [bodble2]
Apr 05, 2007 (4:42 pm)
This you are right about, however, having an engine cut off unit, is awesome. At least the only thing is that will be broken is the window and hopefully that the car will not be stolen. Nothing is a guarantee in life. I keep my cars in my garage.
#152 of 389 Re: Slightly off-topic, but... [stallionre]
Apr 05, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Don't mean to be doom and gloom, but a friend of a friend had her Mercedes stolen right out of her garage!
#153 of 389 Re: Mazda3 2.3 vs. '07 VW Rabbit, auto & manual [stallionre]
Apr 06, 2007 (4:56 am)
J in the vin number doens't always mean that.
And its your opinion.
Rabbits can compete especially with the price of the Mazda's
you are right...they SURE can!
If you don't want to upset anyone, don't post comments like '_____ sucks.' or, 'i HATE _____'.
I like my bunny better than the 3, but i still like the 3 and realize what both cars stregnths and weaknesses are.
You post has a very heavy air of someone who didn't REALLY own one, and is just saying that to hate on the car.
For example, why not elaborate to why it sucked? And why you traded it in so early? was it a 2 door? Four door? Did you make a profit off of it or do you know have negative equity since the earliest you could have had one was back in 2006, and that means you would have had to have been waiting in line for one...
Apr 06, 2007 (5:53 am)
Let's not turn this into a personal thing please.
It's OK to disagree about the cars. That's the purpose of a comparison discussion like this. But we're not here to talk about the motivations of each other. Let's stick to the cars please.
#155 of 389 Re: Mazda3 2.3 vs. '07 VW Rabbit, auto & manual [eldaino]
Apr 06, 2007 (8:56 am)
I didn't attack anyone here at all, I was simply stating the car. I did own one and had nothing but problems, from an oil leak to a trans problem at 30,000 miles. I "DON'T LIKE THE CAR", HOW IS THAT? BETTER? I had a 2002 4 door, brand new. Also I think the Jetta's look cheap. If you look at it from the front, it looks like a Kia.
Every car on the market has their weaknesses. Nothing in life is perfect, not even a $100,000 car.
I traded in the car because I was putting over $2,500 a year to maintain it and the warranty was out already.
#156 of 389 Re: Mazda3 2.3 vs. '07 VW Rabbit, auto & manual [stallionre]
Apr 06, 2007 (1:06 pm)
so you didnt have a rabbit? You had a 2002 golf?
2 completley different cars...if you hate the golf, post it in the golf forum.
....and if you are talking about the rabbit...what made you want one after your previous experience? the mazda 3 did exist when the rabbit/mkV came to our shores...
#157 of 389 Re: Easy [pf_flyer]
Apr 06, 2007 (1:09 pm)
just asking why someone is hatin' is legit anymore?
Thats about the cars is it not? If i hate something, i state why, i don't just post and wait for someone to call me out on it to explain myself.
#158 of 389 Re: Mazda3 2.3 vs. '07 VW Rabbit, auto & manual [eldaino]
Apr 06, 2007 (4:51 pm)
Yes, the "J" in a VIN means it was assembled in Japan. Usually followed by the first letter of the manufacturer.
Example of a Mazda built in Japan would start "JM***"
Example of a Honda built in Japan would start "JH***"
Really getting into depth, the 10th digit is the year of the vehicle "JM1BK****7*******" That is how the all Mazda3's start.
#159 of 389 Re: Mazda3 2.3 vs. '07 VW Rabbit, auto & manual [eldaino]
Apr 07, 2007 (11:19 am)
Well, the Golf was rebadged as the Rabbit this year. So, he did essentially have a Rabbit --- just one from the previous generation.