(Closed) car hunting

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I own a Mazda 3 hatchback, and love it. I don’t have any kids, but I do put my nephew in there whenever he visits. The trunk is spacious enough for all of his accesories (strollers, etc). Great thing about it is it’s moderately priced and fairly fuel-efficient.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thought the Scion tC was only 2 doors?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I <3 my Honda Civic.  I think the newer models are pretty sleek.  And they’re insanely safe.  I’ve also had mine for 5 years and have had 0 problems with it.

Post # 6
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I test drove a Mazda 3 and I loved it. It was my number 2 to the VW Jetta. Part of the reason I went with the Jetta was it had a bit more of a luxury car feel for the same price. The Jetta’s safety ratings were great, which was a big deal for me going from a Saturn which are known for being super safe cars. Everyone I know who has a Mazda 3 loves theirs, though. And I know it’s not a 3, but FI drives a Mazda RX-8 and absolutely loves the brand.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I owned a Mazda 3 as my first car, and I loved it!! This wasn’t the exact car, but the exact color, and mine had tinted windows. However, I am glad I only kept it for 3 years. Hubs worked on one about a year or 2 ago, and he said that it was very rusted out and in need of a ton of repair. Basically, once they are out of warranty, they don’t last very long. Now, we do live in a snow state, so snow and rock salt does have something to do with it, but he was glad that I didn’t keep it past the warranty (it actually still had a year left on the warranty when I sold it, since I very rarely drove it). He also said that it has a weak frame, so it will buckle easily. Again, mine was a 2004, the first year it was made, so I’m not sure how the new ones are, but he saw a few wrecked when he worked in a body shop, and he was glad I hadn’t gotten into a serious wreck while I had it.

 

Personally, I would go for a Honda, Acura or Nissan. Even a GM of some sort.  Hell, even the Hyundai’s are much better now than they used to be.  We are just not Ford people, and Mazda’s are Fords (I got it before we started dating).

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