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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about buying a Mazda3(speed)

I have a 1990 300zx n/a right now and im looking to upgrade to something newer. I have done some research and looking around and came across the Mazda3 hatchback. I dont want to go back more than a few years old, maybe 4 or 5. In those year models, what have some of you seen as far as recurring problems, things you like, easy upgrades and such. 300's are a pain in the *cough* for anyone that has ever owned one and its killing me in repairs. Its between a Mazda3 and a Scion TC right now. All and any opinions are welcome.

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That'd be a super easy decision to me. A speed 3>TC. I thought that'd be obvious haha. It could be i'm just bias towards mazda.

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Well a Speed is probably better than a tc in every way except the sunroof, gas mileage and insurance cost.
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get a speed 3 you wont regret it.............. but get a GENWON!!!

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^^^ haha

I learned to like the new speed3's but either way both are nice, and you won't regret it.

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I say if your looking for a lot of speed and/or fun go for the speed3! If your looking for a good looking car with better gas mileage I guess still screw the TC bro. Go with the speed 3. Looks better. Wayyyyy better mod options. Super reliable(same with scion though hah) and it can look soooo much better. Every single scion with a few mods I see are like identical pretty much. You know? Idk maybe im just leaning toward the Mazda because I love mine to death. I have a 3s not a speed 3 but still amazing ha. I do drive my friends speed3 all the time though! And I looked at getting a TC and there really is no comparison. Like it's a great great car in a ton of ways. maybe go test drive a few and research more about the two. And see what uses you'd get out of the two anf compare!!

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Yea I see ur dilemma I love the TC and the ones with a little cosmetic tlc look awesome... That said I prefer the mz3 and ms3

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