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  Reply # 845909 27-Jun-2013 09:35
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Just one problem ..
Its a Mazda Foot in Mouth



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  Reply # 845912 27-Jun-2013 09:43
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Klipspringer: Just one problem ..
Its a Mazda Foot in Mouth


haha what you mean ! :D

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  Reply # 845926 27-Jun-2013 09:56
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That big ugly grille looks awful, both here and on the Mazda 6.

The Japanese are getting too radical in their styling - I prefer the more conservative looking German designs.

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  Reply # 845958 27-Jun-2013 10:39
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coolcat21:
Klipspringer: Just one problem ..
Its a Mazda Foot in Mouth


haha what you mean ! :D


Don't like Mazdas.
The only Japanese car I would ever buy is a Toyota.

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  Reply # 846081 27-Jun-2013 12:41
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Klipspringer:
coolcat21:
Klipspringer: Just one problem ..
Its a Mazda Foot in Mouth


haha what you mean ! :D


Don't like Mazdas.
The only Japanese car I would ever buy is a Toyota.


I've had both.  Both are good cars and last a long time..




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  Reply # 846153 27-Jun-2013 14:17
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Klipspringer:
coolcat21:
Klipspringer: Just one problem ..
Its a Mazda Foot in Mouth


haha what you mean ! :D


Don't like Mazdas.
The only Japanese car I would ever buy is a Toyota.

maybe you should try one sometime

mazda and subaru are the two smaller Japan car makers that punching above their waist lines. both are spirited, bring out unique technologies and designs, and have a lot of fans both here and around the world. i say kudos to mazda and subaru.

toyota may be traditionally the more reliable brand but that isn't really the case any more. most of their cars are just so plain n boring. I wish I could love a toyota again but bah. maybe a 86RC (which shares with subaru)

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  Reply # 846170 27-Jun-2013 14:32
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hangon:
maybe you should try one sometime

mazda and subaru are the two smaller Japan car makers that punching above their waist lines. both are spirited, bring out unique technologies and designs, and have a lot of fans both here and around the world. i say kudos to mazda and subaru.

toyota may be traditionally the more reliable brand but that isn't really the case any more. most of their cars are just so plain n boring. I wish I could love a toyota again but bah. maybe a 86RC (which shares with subaru)


The last Mazda I drove was the new Mazda 2 Demio sport. While I agree its a nice looking small car (apart from that hidious center console for the gears), it just did not have the zooooom zooom I was expecting and the cars performance was a real let down when compared to something like a VitzRS.



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  Reply # 846171 27-Jun-2013 14:32
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like it or not, i see this as a car of the year when it launches ...

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  Reply # 846189 27-Jun-2013 14:46
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I recently had my Mazda SP20 stolen and I have to say it's been very hard to live without it.

I had it for over 7 years and loved it like a family member (ew...not like THAT).

Have now replaced it with a Nissan and while that's nice, it's not the Mazda.

I'd own another in a heartbeat if I had the cash.





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  Reply # 846190 27-Jun-2013 14:46
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The last Mazda I drove was the new Mazda 2 Demio sport. While I agree its a nice looking small car (apart from that hidious center console for the gears), it just did not have the zooooom zooom I was expecting and the cars performance was a real let down when compared to something like a VitzRS.

understandable

Try a MazdaSpeed 3 or 6, or a MX-5.

On the new 2.2 diesel engine in the CX-5 or new 6.

The only differences between Mazda 2 "Sport" and "Classic" are cosmetic. There isn't much zoom zoom to be found in a Mazda 2 (except maybe some JDM models).



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  Reply # 846307 27-Jun-2013 16:47
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Handsomedan: I recently had my Mazda SP20 stolen and I have to say it's been very hard to live without it.

I had it for over 7 years and loved it like a family member (ew...not like THAT).

Have now replaced it with a Nissan and while that's nice, it's not the Mazda.

I'd own another in a heartbeat if I had the cash.



That's pre-mazda 3/axela era right ? (familia ? )

You can grab decent 04-06 Axelas 1.5 for around $9K nowdays.



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  Reply # 846308 27-Jun-2013 16:48
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Klipspringer:
hangon:
maybe you should try one sometime

mazda and subaru are the two smaller Japan car makers that punching above their waist lines. both are spirited, bring out unique technologies and designs, and have a lot of fans both here and around the world. i say kudos to mazda and subaru.

toyota may be traditionally the more reliable brand but that isn't really the case any more. most of their cars are just so plain n boring. I wish I could love a toyota again but bah. maybe a 86RC (which shares with subaru)


The last Mazda I drove was the new Mazda 2 Demio sport. While I agree its a nice looking small car (apart from that hidious center console for the gears), it just did not have the zooooom zooom I was expecting and the cars performance was a real let down when compared to something like a VitzRS.





Was it painstakingly slow though ? Those engines (1.5) are in alot of the jdm axelas (3) too.  115 hp

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  Reply # 846313 27-Jun-2013 16:58
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coolcat21: Was it painstakingly slow though ? Those engines (1.5) are in alot of the jdm axelas (3) too.  115 hp


I have a small car with a similar engine and it goes well on the flat, but the lack of torque coupled with a tall geared four speed automatic can be a bit of a pain going up hills.

It doesn't bother me because I value fuel economy and I rarely even use the car anyway, but some people would much rather have the extra torque.

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  Reply # 846317 27-Jun-2013 17:11
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I had a 2.0 2004 Mazda3 and it was a pleasure to drive.  I drove an SP23 and to be honest it wasn't a lot quicker.

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  Reply # 846332 27-Jun-2013 17:57
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coolcat21: I think I'm in love.



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