Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

And here we go again...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kobold, May 27, 2008.

  1. kobold

    kobold Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    And here we go again...

    So, I am suddenly in the market for a new car. I'm thinking new, and am considering a Mazda 3 / Honda Civic / VW Jetta.

    Basic wants/needs: reliable, reasonable price, good on gas, and fit my kids in the back in a pinch. I've been poking about a bit today, and am leaning towards the Mazda 3 hatchback.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    12,940
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    467
    Re: And here we go again...

    My friend has a Mazda 3 hatchback. I think they look really good on the outside, and on the inside, and you get a lot of car for your money. I'd prefer it to a Civic or a Jetta.

    The manual gets 32mpg on the highway, too, which is pretty decent. It gets 24 in the city.
     
  3. garublador

    garublador IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Re: And here we go again...

    The Toyota Corolla is the other one to look at. Otherwise you just picked 3 of the 4 best cars in that size. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
     
  4. kobold

    kobold Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re: And here we go again...

    The only reason I didn't mention the Corolla is that the dealer here has a very poor reputation. I don't want to go there.
     
  5. kavehtabriaz

    kavehtabriaz IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Re: And here we go again...

    with current gas prices why not get a hybrid car ! even maintenance cost is the same.unless you dont like toyota ,they are abit more expensive but you get your money back after 5000 km, iam actually not sure on exact number.
     
  6. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    12,940
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    467
    Re: And here we go again...

    Well the exact number varies with the price difference and fuel efficiency of the regular car you are comparing to the hybrid car.



     
  7. buttershug

    buttershug IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2005
    Messages:
    8,207
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Re: And here we go again...


    And the kind of driving you do.



     
  8. garublador

    garublador IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Re: And here we go again...

    Fair enough. IMO, that's as good of a reason as any to choose between those cars.

    I'm not sure I believe the 5000km number. With gas prices where they are now it might make sense to get a hybrid over a traditional engine (there is a hybrid Civic, IIRC), but I'd think that you'd have to bank on keeping it for a long time, not having to replace anything too expensive (the battery can't be cheap) and gas staying as expensive as it is.



     
  9. pancakeman

    pancakeman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    9,732
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    469
    Re: And here we go again...

    I'd go with the Jetta, VWs simply will not die. Plus, you get the added bonus of not driving a Civic.
     
  10. kavehtabriaz

    kavehtabriaz IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Re: And here we go again...

    if any one intrested in hybrid cars
    lexus ,Corolla ,prius and camery are the only hybrid models as far as i know.you only have to find how many liters each car burns per 100 km and see when you get your money back.

    nissan just started making hybrid cars but they bought the technology from Toyota ,older version.
     
  11. garublador

    garublador IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Re: And here we go again...

    I know there's a Hybrid Civic and Accord, too. Saturn also makes one. There are several hybrid SUV's, too, but I don't think they're relavant to this conversation.



     
  12. Dutchman

    Dutchman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Re: And here we go again...

    Dude you live in the GTA, there are only 900 Toyota dealers around. :)

    Seriously though, if you insist on buying new go with your choices, if you want cheap and used abandon Japan and go US.

    Dutch
     
  13. BobCox2

    BobCox2 IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    12,554
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    495
    Re: And here we go again...

    My Brother has the Civic, I think because other than a few small stickers it looks exactly like a normal civic people just don't see them. The Ford Escape has a Hybrid model


     
  14. disgruntled

    disgruntled IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,661
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Re: And here we go again...

    I've had two jettas. One was great, the other was a lemon. Many different VW models had electrical problems-I would definitely check the consumer reports on reliability for the year you are getting (VW had a contract in Mexico for a while on the electrical componenets). IMO, hybrids don't save much gas if you drive like I do (lead footed 'tard).
     

Share This Page