The Mazda3 - Thoughts..

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  1. Dr_Trac

    Dr_Trac doh!@

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    A buddy of mine just recently purchased one and all i can say is......WOW! :eek3:

    it has one of the BEST interior's i've seen in a sub-$25K car EVAR! The leather is nice and TIGHT, not like some leather seats where you slide off, these fuckers griped my ass like i was Ahnolds secretary! :bigthumb:

    The interior is sweet too! the gauge cluster, the controls, the wheel! it reminds me alot of the RX8 interior. The lighting is badass too, it's all red, but has hints of blue. overall interior quality is ALOT more impressive than originally expected.

    he let me take it for a little test drive, but i wasn't impressed much....i felt i got a bigger throttle response from my Trac than i did from his auto. But driving it was so nice, the interior makes you feel like your in a car worth at least $35K!

    his is fully loaded with every option except the NAVI...total came to like $22K. that's not bad for the grade A interior...just needed a little more umpf, but with only 160hp...not much you can expect. :o

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    thoughts?
     
  2. Achmiel

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    I'd buy/pimp one...
     
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    Looks hot.
     
  5. wanna be is300 :o
     
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    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    I have a 2003 Mazda 6S and wish I waited :happysad:
     
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    kinda true....

    has everything the IS300 does, except for the $33K price tag and extra horses and quickness.
     
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    Yeah except that it is missing the exceptional fit and finish, better engine (which you mentioned).... and well overall sexyness. IS300 looks a hell of a lot better than that. It's quite a bit bigger too.
     
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    another interior shot...

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    IS300 != sexy

    and neither does this car...

    all your really paying for in the IS300 is the Lexus name.
     
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    Can you even get HIDs and Navi on the 6?
     
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    HID's i think so...but no navi.
     
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    I'd much rather say, "I Own a Lexus." As compared to.... "I own a Mazda...." But whatever....

    I got to say .... it does look very good. Very good looking car from Mazda. Much better than its lame attempt of the Protege. I'm just saying I'd rather have a IS300.

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    i'd much rather say that too...but i'd also like to say i have enough money to pay for other things.

    the Lexus is premium price for not much of a car, where as the Mazda3 is a bargin, and you'd have over $10K saved.

    $10K is alot of money for a 20yr old. :hs:

    my W2 says i made $33K, but i have no idea where the fuck any of that is...damn bills. :(
     
  17. iZero

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    Both
     
  18. iZero

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    I want to like this car, but then reality steps in and reminds me of all the unreliable MX-6s, 626s, 929s, and RX-7s out there.
     
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    I think I will wait for another Sentra.
     
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    the Mazda6 has been pretty reliable...i haven't heard any horror stories. :)
     
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    Looks :cool: I'd rather get one of those than a civic.
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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  23. iZero

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    It's too new to really decide. It's not as if the company has a good enough track record to give it the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     

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