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Topic # 148754 30-Jun-2014 12:23
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Hey, 

We have this Mazda 3 MPS 2010 with about 70ks on the clock (from memory) and in good condition. Mags are a bit scuffed but internally and externally no wear and tear outside of a typical 4 year old car (paint chips etc). Full Mazda service history available. Second NZ new owner after buying from an elderly gentleman in Hamilton about 18 months ago. 

We bought it before we knew we were going to be parents and now that the little one is here we're thinking about moving to something a bit larger. 

We were looking at a Mazda 6, Volvo V50 or Skoda octavia type vehicle swap.

I'm open to any offers but we don't want to spend any more money so would prefer a swap + cash or a direct swap. 

We're located in wellington but can look outside of the area if the offer is right. 

Feel free to email at pahansen@gmail.com call/txt 021499574, or PM me here.

Pic from when we bought it. Nothing has changed except a set of roof racks and sharkfin antenna cover - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2PqOmPEneZZQlZDTzhlMUswa0JsaWRscEpVZ1dDby1nWDA0/edit?usp=sharing

More pics can be uploaded as requested. 

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  Reply # 1076973 30-Jun-2014 12:23
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1077002 30-Jun-2014 12:37
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Just a bit of advice.... check the back seat leg space in any wagon if youre planning on keeping the vehicle while the kid grows up...  we found once our eldest hit about 5, she was finding the back seat rather cramped for leg space. 

If you can, have a look at things such as the Mazda Premacy / MPV range.... the Premacy is a damn nice looking bit of equipment with lots of space and goes well from what Ive read and heard. Was going to get one myself until we got offered a bargain on a Toyota Avensis Verso which we couldnt turn down.





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  Reply # 1077003 30-Jun-2014 12:40
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Yeah, the MPS is really tight. Our biggest concern right now is fitting a car seat into the back without sacrificing too much up front leg room, which we do with the MPS. If the car seat fits and the front passenger doesn't have to dislocate their knees then there will be enough space, heh. 

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  Reply # 1077037 30-Jun-2014 13:29
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If you have an actual car seat to try fitting it's a good idea to take it with you. We're hoping to do extended rear facing until our daughters are at least 4 and took our Diono Radian with us when buying our current car (the new shape 2013 Rav4). We were originally going to buy a Mazda CX-5 but with the Radian behind the passenger seat I couldn't get my legs in, in the Rav4 I have room to spare (I'm 186cm tall). Looking at both cars the legroom looked about the same, measuring it there wasn't much in it but it seemed to be something to do with the shape and angle of the seats.

If you're short on space there are a few rear facing car seats that fit quite well in small cars, we have a Axonkids Kidzone in my wife's Honda Jazz and I can fit in the passenger seat quite comfortably (my knees are about 2-3mm from the dash).

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