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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#16323 of 20200 Re: "Epic" Optima [stickguy]
Feb 18, 2011 (8:00 am)
I was just over at my local Kia Dealership getting a recall taken care of on my 2011 Sorento. They had a loaded Optima EX on the showroom floor. Had everything: Heated and Cooled front seats, Heated rear seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Nav, Panaromic roof, Etc. Was Pearl white with the beige interior. Fantastic car for a Msrp of $27,500 I think it was. I would have loved to taken a test drive, but I knew it would be a bad idea. I have a 2009 Ford Fusion SEL V6 that is loaded with only 28,000 miles on it, so it will be awhile before I'm in the market again. Probably another 4 years after my youngest graduates from college. With tuition and room and board at the school he wants to go to it's about $47,000/yr. Even with the scholorship money it's going to be expensive. Too bad. This car is going to be hot for Kia. Of course, by not driving it I can't really judge whether I would actually buy it.
#16324 of 20200 Re: press request [acdii]
Feb 18, 2011 (10:10 am)
I have a Fusion Sport now, and hands down it is a far better car than the Camry. With the Toyotas, after a year of driving them I was eager to get rid of them, I don't feel that way about the Fusion, and that is saying a lot.
Vanilla with sprinkles is better than vanilla. Ford is making a lot of good vehicles lately, and the year end discounts are quite attractive. Toyota simply never offers them, of maybe it's a once in a blue moon $500 incentive.
#16325 of 20200 Re: press request [plekto]
Feb 18, 2011 (10:25 am)
Toyota simply never offers them, of maybe it's a once in a blue moon $500 incentive.
That used to be the case, but not anymore. Ever since the bottom fell out of Toyota's "quality" reputation (via their recalls and their admitted deception to the government and customers), I've seen a lot more rebates/incentives offered for the Camry for '11 than ever before. In fact, Toyota in general has had a lot of TV time lately, promoting rebates and incentives that were unheard of only 2 years ago.
#16326 of 20200 Re: press request [mz6greyghost]
Feb 21, 2011 (9:15 am)
$1500 on the hood of every '11 Camry here in western PA right now. I think it was about $1k more around the holidays for the '10 models.
Feb 28, 2011 (7:22 am)
...6 months driving my 2010 Mazda6 iSport. Still loving it. Never once felt it was underpowered. Still get a thrill any time I use the steering wheel at speeds above 40, due to the fluid response. Continually impressed by the smooth, solid braking.
If it isn't the perfect family sports sedan, at least it is the perfect family sports sedan for me.
#16328 of 20200 Re: press request [plekto]
Mar 01, 2011 (3:08 pm)
I recently bought for one of my daughters a fully-loaded (everything but nav) 2011 Fusion Sport for just under $25,000 (cash price). This car is more fun to drive than my other daughter's Audi A4 and has more technology than my A6. It is a lot of car for the $$. Ford has a winner.
#16329 of 20200 If Mazda could only release the H/B and wagon
Mar 01, 2011 (3:42 pm)
in the US, it'd be great. I had a 2004 Mazda6 hatchback, and it's so much more practical than the sedan. They still produce the H/B for other markets. I wish they'd sell it here.
#16330 of 20200 Re: press request [soocdriver]
Mar 02, 2011 (4:58 pm)
A copy of older Mazda6 is better than A4 and A6? says much about Audi or the last gen Mazda6 maybe?
#16331 of 20200 Re: press request [ctl]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:57 am)
How are the reliabilty on the new Mazda 6's? I'm looking the 2010 2011 models
#16332 of 20200 Re: press request [unknowncar]
Mar 03, 2011 (12:37 pm)
Initial fit/finish was flawless on my 2010 Mazda6.
Zero problems of any kind in my first 6 months of ownership.
But I think The Truth About Cars has a reliability check webpage, along with real gas mileage results.