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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#13331 of 18209 Re: This statement is so yesterday... [jeffyscott]
Dec 04, 2009 (9:09 am)
I bought s 2009 mazda6 last year when they first came out. I was impressed with the styling, ride and handling and nice interior. I have had no real issues with it after one year. Only complaint is an annoying engine noise (tapping or clicking) on low rpm takeoff, and a light knock at idle. Of course mazda says this is normal.
Comparatively my now 11 year old Daewoo Leganza still runs as smooth as day one. the 2.2L engine in the Leganza has better low end takeoff than the mazda, I do not have to push it as hard to get the same acceleration. And even after 11 years it still sounds better than the one year old Mazda. Only scheduled maintenance for 11 years. Changed the timing belt twice right on schedule every 100,000 KM. The most reliable
Dec 04, 2009 (3:47 pm)
my, my, my but look what the cat drug in! Long time no talk to!
You've already answered my real question for you, that being do you still own your Leganza?
How much did that '09 Maz6 run you up there in Ontario?
#13333 of 18209 Re: jkobty... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 04, 2009 (5:51 pm)
Hey dude. The mazda cost me $29,000 Canadian dollars. I got the GT model with the luxury package which includes the Bose, Bluetooth, nice 18" rims.
I know it is probably cheaper in the states even after you factor in the dollar exchange rate.
It is a really nice car. I just wish it had a Korean engine in it
I wish I had driven the V6 model before I made a decision. But that is also about 3 grand more.
The Mazda is our new family car, but I am finding it too big for my everyday work commute. I am thinking of giving it to my wife in a year when her current lease expires, and then get me whatever nice small Korean car is available at the time.
My current choice is the KIA Forte Koup SX. It is one hot pocket rocket.
The Leganza is currently being driven by my sister. I still think it is the best built car in the 20th century. And it still looks great 11 year later.
#13334 of 18209 I gotta admire your devotion to...
Dec 04, 2009 (5:59 pm)
the 1999 Daewoo Leganza, man. And how well you take care of it. And it is a midsize car that fits nicely in to this Edmunds thread.
Here is the Forte I would buy, but I'd get a red one. Not necessarily with a manual tranny but with a sunroof and capable stereo.
#13335 of 18209 Re: I gotta admire your devotion to... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 04, 2009 (9:29 pm)
yes it is nice, but I found a big difference with the attention to detail and material quality between the sedan and the Koup.
1. Koup has nicer styling both front and rear especially the sx trim
2. Koup has nicer leather sports seats with red stitching. Looks really upscale
3. The Dashboard in the Koup has softer plastics, also more upscale.
4. The controls and buttons in the koup feel nicer to the touch, also more upscale materials.
You know me, I look at the detail. Plus I am having a midlife crisis, and I need a car that looks sporty.
Dec 05, 2009 (5:32 pm)
oh, I didn't know that you'd already looked at both models. And I have been corrected about the manual tranny problems in these new Kia's. I would've taken those complaints with a grain of salt, anyway, until test-driving the cars myself. I remember the shifters on both the '99 Sephia and the '01 Sportage 4X4, and both needed a bit getting used to. Not a lot, but a bit. But apparently these are non-issues to the person who corrected me. I kind of thought that they would end up being much a bit about nothing.
Both of my Kia's were fine to shift, never had a mechanical problem with either rig's clutch or tranny, either.
Yeah, the Forte Koup is one hot lookin' Mama, the car is smokin'! Should mix in well with yer midlife crisis, man.
#13337 of 18209 Re: altima 2.5 s [pipibaby]
Dec 06, 2009 (7:27 am)
Just as a suggestion, search "real world prices" buy owners
for the car your looking at, (search the net). I also made a post
about how I do my car buying business, I was called "hardazz"
by a fellow forum member (which is not an issue). I don't think
everyone wants or can do it this way, it takes a little "guts" but
I do have plenty of that, i.e. (US military) debating. Look back
to my comment on this thread and read some replies!
nov 28 2009 (9:36 pm)
Feel free to reply, I have big enough shoulders to handle any
good or bad responses.
I hope everyone will enjoy a great holiday season and are able
to share LOVE with family and friends! Gary
Lets think about our brave service people abroad that have their
lives on the line for us and the whole free world everyday of the
year. Extra holiday greeting to you, please return to us safe and
sound, thanks very much for protecting us with your very life, "LOVE
#13338 of 18209 The picture of the new Sonata
Dec 06, 2009 (7:46 am)
Never mind...I enlarged and then it made some sense.
#13339 of 18209 Re: I gotta admire your devotion to... [jkobty2]
Dec 06, 2009 (10:28 am)
jkobty... long time no see. Seeing you post brought up the good ole days of the Leganza vs. Accord "discussions" we used to have! I am so amazed that the Leganza is still in your family. We have been through about 20 cars in the same time frame!
Dec 06, 2009 (11:12 pm)
really, man, I think that this man deserves some kudos for his 1999 Daewoo Leganza and the fact that it's still here and running well. It shows that someone with some passion for a rig can really make a difference in that rig's lifetime. jkobty has pain-stakingly(I'll be you can tell us some stories about that, jkobty!!) shown some luv to his Leganza and maintained/repaired whatever it's needed down through the years so it can still be running competently today. That is awesome, who of us can reject his statement that this car is the car of the 20th century, then? If all of the elements that make up a great car are there for jkobty, and they're workng for him on this car, then so be it, it's the car of the 21st Century. Rock On! That's concentration and that's luv for a particular car! And that's perseverance as well!
jkobty, I must tell you, I've strayed to a Japanese car for my favorite rig! It's a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS in Rally Red metallic paintjob and automatic CVT transmission. Titanium paddle shifters, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo, leather-wrapped gearknob and steering wheel, sunroof, foglights and wraparound bodykit, this car has me firmly by the shorthairs and is rocking my world. I simply love it and will give it whatever it needs to keep it running optimally.
With me it's nothing nationalistic that can run my automotive world, it is simply the best car wins for that particular year or point in time.