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Mazda MAZDA3, Mitsubishi Lancer
#14 of 18 Re: Just test drove 07/08 Mazda3 and 08 Lancer tonite ... [fvoelling]
Jul 20, 2007 (8:01 am)
id go with the three, but not because it looks like a bmw, because it really does not! does it perform in the same manner as a 3 series with a good ride/ handling balance? yes. but it looks nothing alike.
#15 of 18 Re: Just test drove 07/08 Mazda3 and 08 Lancer tonite ... [fvoelling]
Jul 20, 2007 (12:28 pm)
We're looking at buying a commuter car for my wife/weekend rider for my son (first car)
Does your wife have a preference for manual/automatic. As a commuter car, an automatic may be less troublesome.
I suppose this is the first car for your "15 yr old" son. Have you considered a used vehicle rather than a brand new one? Have you compared safety options?
#16 of 18 Re: Just test drove 07/08 Mazda3 and 08 Lancer tonite ... [fvoelling]
Jul 21, 2007 (5:13 am)
I have had many cars and also owned a mazda RX8, nice car but the AC was just plain hot, a fact on the mazdas, I do like the 3 but only the hatch, you cant go wrong on the fully loaded GTS lancer, it has many toys that even my new civic with navi did not have....good luck with the 3........the warranty from mitsi, is a nice plus
#17 of 18 Re: Just test drove 07/08 Mazda3 and 08 Lancer tonite ... [fvoelling]
Jul 22, 2007 (6:19 am)
I honestly don't think that you'd go wrong with either car; I just picked up a Mazdaspeed3 and I couldn't be more pleased. I've owned several BMWs and was hoping against hope that BMW NA would bring over the five door 135i. Since the 1er is only being offered as a coupe I decided to try something different.
#18 of 18 Re: Just test drove 07/08 Mazda3 and 08 Lancer tonite ... [roadburner]
Jul 23, 2007 (9:10 am)
not to mention that as cool looking as the 5 door 135i is, the backseat space is pretty much useless.