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I recently went to the California International Auto Show, today actually haha...sorry guys no cam :( but I saw the Mazda3 IN PERSON!!!! ...It was beautiful...its everything that we've all been dreaming about...exceeded my expectations for that matter...BUT...hold the phone...

I also saw the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, man o man...its like the little brother of the Evo...VERY VERY enticing...they are in the same class, both compact cars...though the ralliart has a tad bit more room in the rear....but the 3 has more trunk space..and looks more elegant...
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Ralliart is pushing 162/162 hp/tq....while our 3 is 160/150....i like the styling of both cars...though the ralliart is much more 'ricey'....they are price at around the same also...

I don't know guys hahaa...that ralliart is growing on me :( HELP! haha...they seem to be two great cars...of course I would need to test drive both...and knowing me...i'm going to want to mod these cars...

although this IS a mazda3 forum...and most of us are biased towards it already...anyone wanna make up an argument against the ralliart? its one of those days that a guy needs reassurance haha :) thanks all!!!...

oh btw...the 3 that i looked at looked exactly like that titanium grey...black leather...a few knobs were unattached ...but the gauges looked awesome..but sadly the car wasnt turned on...i spent a good hour looking at that...and about 45 mins with the ralliart...decisions decisions..
 

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Mitsubishi=Chrysler.

'nuff said.
 

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chrysler=mercedes? or no? haha
 

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well, technically, yes...however, Chrysler has lost their image...they're going for upscale luxury, but they do not have anythign that sets them apart from everyone else. Plus, who wants to drive a car like Celine Dion?
 

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lol. Celine Dion...anyways how about some real answers? I'm interested as well. although I'm not sure if I like the styling of the lancer...haven't seen it yet the ralliart I mean
 

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schulkw said:
Mitsubishi=Chrysler.

'nuff said.
Mazda = Ford

Anyways, Chrysler is a quality product in most cases, especially new crossfire since it uses all mercedes benz's parts. Ford can make quality parts too.
 

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it looks 'good' meaning it probably wont appeal to everyone...its like a toned down verision of the evolution 8...its a tad bit more powerful than the six...and ive read some reviews that it handles just as well as the ford focus svt and mazdaspeed protege..
 

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You mean its more powerful than MZ3?

Yea, ralliart is good choice for a car too. IT should give MZ3 some competition in performance. Heck, it might be even quicker. But styling of interior goes to MZ3 for sure.
 

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Well hey I just noticed that sedan version of MZ3 2.3L weighs only at 2750 lbs. I have seen some car magazines estimated 2950 lbs. which scared me a bit. If edmunds is correct, then MZ3 will be a bullet. But then again, ralliart might be light as well. HAHA. It should be very close race.
 

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well since im gettin auto...hahaa the mz3 is 2867...while the ralliart is 2887...for automatics mind u ....the mz3 comes with the sport auto...while ralliart comes with the traditional 4speed auto..very close race indeed...
 

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well since im gettin auto...hahaa the mz3 is 2867...while the ralliart is 2887...for automatics mind u ....the mz3 comes with the sport auto...while ralliart comes with the traditional 4speed auto..very close race indeed...
hehe. I dont need a car right now, but when I do and if MZ3 is my choice I am going for auto as well. Interior in MZ3 is just awesome. It's even better than MZ6's. And having sport shiftable-AT in compact car is just awesome. And I would get sedan instead of hatchback.
 

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yep the sedan i saw today...woo...so gorgeous...haha i was MAD..cuz i got htere early..and htey wouldnt let the public sit in it yet...had to wait an hour :(...but once i heard it was open ran over there and i hogged it like jordan on the bulls...

as far as the cockpit...its beautiful...great space up in front...controls are easy to find...the gagues are wonderful...damn i wish i would have brought a camera....:(...but take myw ord for it...the dash is perfect...seats are comfy...leather is nice...

the back is acceptable...it is after all a compact..but a trip to disneyland wouldnt be bad at all in that car...even to san diego...(disney is 1 1/2 from me while daygo is 3 hr)...a trip to vegas... haha 4 full size adults would fit fine...

i must say...i think they should have picked winning blue to show...the sporthatch...wasnt on display...it was rasied about 20 feet up in the air..allowing people to see the underbelly ...
 

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yeah. well about the lancer. I'd rather have a more "classy car" for example. I personally would rather have a like G35 coupe or Nissan 350Z instead of the WRX Sti or Lancer EVO VII or is it VIII?
sure it isn't as fast...but its definitely fast enough...and has a relatively nicer interior. Although I would always love to drive a WRX Sti or EVO....I wouldn't buy one.
 

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yea i understand you dru =)...and its the VIII =D..
 

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We'll see how the prices are.
That'll be my big indicator.
 

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well...according to mitsubishi...for about 20,477 you can get the ralliart with the sound system (315 watt infinity system) and moonroof....these dont come with leather..but a two tone seat sorta like the 3's ...now for about 22500, you can get a fully loaded 3...
 

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They work out to be the same price actually.
Or just about...
 
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