NWR Which car would you choose and why?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which would you choose ?
    Brand new 2013 Kia Soul 2u : (13 votes)
    13 %
    Brand new 2023 Mazda 3 hatchback : (50 votes)
    51 %
    Brand new Mazda 3 sedan : (36 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 4
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    When I bought my last car I went with cheap, good gas mileage, and cute. I also prefer hatchbacks. 

    Looking up a couple images, I think I prefer the Mazda.

    Post # 7
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    lol, I was typing when you posted the second time. 

    Does the Mazda get either of those things?

    I will say that as much as aesthetics counts… you will want to be comfy INSIDE. Gotta say I DO like heated seats… 😀

    Post # 8
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    lol, we keep posting simultaneously.

    I don’t know what I have against sedans. Just a personal preference. Do you like one more than the other?

    I am assuming that the Kia is cheaper than the Mazda?

    Post # 12
    12865 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I personally perfer sedans and like the Mazda 3 sedan.  Unless I needed the hatchback for the space, I’d go with that.  I’ve never really been a fan of Kia.

    Post # 13
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’ve got a Kia and love it. I got it at a good price and have found it to be cheaper to fix than other imports. I think they’re an undervalued brand. I’ve also had a Mazda, Nissan and a Toyota, FWIW.

    Post # 14
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    My DH and I had looked into a Mazda 3 hatchback, it was one of our final options!  And he had done a LOT of research and we test drove and all that.  I would go for the Mazda 3, although it is more expensive, so I guess it will really come down to can you afford that/would you have to give something else up that you really want for the hatchback?

    Post # 15
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @nativedesires:  I voted Mazda 3. Everyone I know who’s had one loved it.  Plus, Mazdas have a much better resell value than Kia and they also have a longer road life.  I’ve rented enough Kias to know I would never, ever purchase one.

    Post # 16
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @nativedesires:  I’ve rented a Kia Soul (for a 4 hour road trip) and the handling was fine. I thought it was a good car. However, I have a zipcar membership and will usually walk an extra 5 minutes to a Mazda 3 if it’s available! It feels so good to drive and so smooth! 

    I own a Smartcar Passion and I’d say that the Kia Soul feels similar to my own little car. You can feel bumps in the road and it’s a bit loud. The Mazda 3 feels like it’s insulated from the road. I like it a lot!

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