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Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Fit, Mazda MAZDA3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#1 of 1205 Cobalt vs. Focus vs. Civic vs. Elantra vs. Spectra vs. Mazda3 vs. Forenza
Aug 16, 2005 (12:49 pm)
Get the jump on the editors!!
A comparo is about to be posted on these 7 economy cars - what are your thoughts on how they stack up with each other? Can you predict the winner? How about the loser? What are your criteria for your predictions?
Let's see who can come the closest to what the editors have to say.
Aug 16, 2005 (12:55 pm)
what kind of competetors r those, mazda 3 is its closest. spectra-no forenza-no way, just get the impreza spectra- hahahaha elantra- no way for hyand,
civic, bla and focus-;et go of the good one
the real battle comes wit in the neon for cobalt base, srt-4 for the SS
the ion which the original cobalt is built like, or the redline, like the cobalt
and thr rsx, thats when u face them
unfortanatly, the cobalt does not win in any oif these except the neon and base cobalt, but the SS does not beat out the 130 hp of srt 4, the cobalt does not beat the lux of the acura, and it doesnt beat the price of the reline
thopugh the cobalt appeals, in the long run it just doesnt have the HP, doesnt have lux inside and cant even price down to a spitting image f itself the redline.
but hopefully with in the next year they reintroduce the SS with a higher standard HP like the srt-4 did in 2003, thank you and goodnight
#3 of 1205 A quick note
Aug 16, 2005 (1:16 pm)
A quick note before I make dinner. It should be the Suzuki Forenza.
And I predict:
#5 of 1205 Mazda winner, Kia loser.
Aug 16, 2005 (2:41 pm)
BTW, when is this comparo going to be posted?
Aug 16, 2005 (3:07 pm)
u r forgetting the dodge, and subaru and acura, i dont believe this, no one is gonna buy a elantra, whatever, here is how i stack them up
susuki and kia should not even be a thought they r cheap cats with nothing, people should buy a car cuz they like it with a great price, not because it is cheap and runs good at the time.
even though i like the cobalt the best i know, acura makes it better woth rsx and integra interior and exterior wise, and dodge has so many aftermarketthings for the neon and the best advanced version of itself, the srt-4
yea mazdas r sweet now adays, but i wouldnt pass up a mazda 6 sport for a mazda 3, it just isnt worth it, the back end of the car looks too much like i dunno, blaa
and there is no way susuki, kia or hyundai pass a FORD car, no way. especially kia or susucki.
i like elantra cuz of wht its got under the hood, but come on ur competing against these highly defined and milded cars, ur not from the nindies, u can just get a used chevy lumina with more kick than the hyundia for way less.
i like hyundia's motor, but for gods sake u want these type of cars to appeal to teens, and young adultsd with out families and stuff, if u work and have a job and u want the hyundai, u should pass on it and get a cad with kick, mercedes, or somen
notice, the kia, hyundai and i guess susuki, tried to make there economic car look lux or somen, but no one is gonna buy it, it becomes a mind game with urself,, its like people who buy the base civics and think they r in an EX supped up. no sure ur iin ur 93 hp base civic.... if the hyundia had a better, sportier look to it, then it would be at the top of the list. saturn used to be like hyunia, but luckily the saturns r making ions a more futoristic sporier car with a spoiler.
as far as kia, in my mind its like a BJ's wholesale special or something, or price club, costco, whater, it is cheap,, period.
and susuki, is by the worst, where have they been, cars look real bad, and absolutley nothing behind them.. car and driver said for a pro: cheap and gets u from A to B and if all u want is that ur better off buying a used car, heck a used car from back to 1992, they r bad.
Jim, and id like to say the best non super vehhicle is the cobalt, they r light they fly they look awsome, they are not a lot at all.
#7 of 1205 Re: whats wrong here [montecobaltfan]
Aug 16, 2005 (3:16 pm)
The subject vehicles have been defined by an upcoming editorial review. They aren't really open to change.
Your message is extremely difficult to understand. This isn't a chat room and chat speak is hard to follow. If you want folks to understand what you are trying to say, you need to use plain English, not all of these shortcuts. Thanks.
Aug 16, 2005 (3:42 pm)
The Cars you have chosen to put in order are terrible and not right. There are better cars out there for the buck, and i am just letting people know that. Thank you for your concern.
#9 of 1205 ok
Aug 16, 2005 (4:52 pm)
Of all the cars mentioned above, I would pick Mazda3 as a the overall winner assuming the editors stick to the current model year vehicles. The 2nd place might go to civic or elantra based on the excellent previews of the past and followed by focus, cobalt, spectra and forenza.
#10 of 1205 He Says, She Says
Aug 16, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I'm afraid that this new forum is going to turn into one of those "He says, she says" two sides to every story situations where each of the seven brands will have their advocates calling the other members names and calling other than their favorite automobile brand junk, etc. That's why I won't be visiting here again. There is too much of that kind of drivel in a number of these forums, with the Hosts trying to calm things down and having to delete posts.