Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by NPT, Nov 14, 2006.
I heard their parts are expensive. but how bad is it compared to others?
Resale value is not so great either.
Cons? I can't think of any. They run well, they have good power as far as non-Euro cars go, and they have the best ergonomics of any brand below the Benz/BMW level.
Anything specific? Really depends on the exact car for cons.
We just got my wife a brand new Mazda 3, and so far we're really happy with it. It's a great daily driver. We'll have to see how it does long term though. Mazda's are usually fairly on par with the other import brands, maybe a little more costly for upkeep. Parts cost shouldn't be any different than Nissan or Toyota.
I haven't had any cons as far as my Mazda3 is concered and my sister hasn't had any with her 626 (I believe that's what it is). I came from an Audi and had so many issues with that thing.
Ironically, I had a Mazda and went to a VW Passat (aka Audi A4). I've spent as much in one year fixing the car as was spent in ten years fixing the Mazda. On the other hand, the Passat, while somewhat less comfortable (note my comment about Mazda's excellent ergonomics) is much more fun to drive, and almost as easy to work on due to the fantastic aftermarket for VWs. Now that I've made up for six years of abuse at the hands of the two prior owners, we'll see just how reliable my Asspat can be.
I've been looking at a Mazda 6.
I just got a Mazdaspeed 6. Great car!
I had a 05 mazda 3 and now a 07 mazdaspeed 3. Before that 2 Hondas and a Nissan.... I doubt I'll ever go back to Honda or Nissan. The mazdas have just been better all around cars to me. As far as being expensive for parts. I haven't noticed it being all that much different than other brands of cars.
if you are looking at a 2003 or newer, u should be good, but if u are talking about a 1993 rx7 ..... then u better do ur research
cons? i dont know, not the best resale value, but that only works against you if you are trying to sell it. i can tell you that in 3 years and 33K miles my mazda6 has only had one small issue; the drivers side visor was sagging about 2 years ago. replaced under warranty. thats it other than basic maintenance.
Miata resale values are pretty good but the rest of meh.
I've owned 3 Nissans prior to my 2 Miatas and I can say that the interior ergonomics and material quality is pretty good. I do get some creaks and rattles in my Miatas, though.
The only thing I've had fail on me was a rubber o-ring under the valve cover gasket after 70k miles. Other than that, it was just normal maintenance stuff (clutch, pads, brake rotors). My 97 Miata has been autocrossed so it's taken some abuse and still has been reliable.
mazda 3 resale value is HIGH
mazdas weren't built to have the highest horsepower, they were built damn fun to drive, kills most cars on the track
cons: you get hated on, a lot
my previous mazda a 2005 mazda 3 held its value really well
Parts for most Mazdas should not be too be bad, as the share a lot of the parts with Ford.
The Mazda 3 uses the same drive train as the Ford Focus.
There are also several Ford cards based off the Mazda 6 platform.
I drive a Mazda B3000 which is the exact same thing as a Ford Ranger. I usually just buy my parts at the Ford dealer as they are closer. All you need is the Ford part number.
this is close enough though
no av, no sub, worthless :06:
How is the 6 S?
get a rotang