[quote author=danielj link=topic=138774.msg2992106#msg2992106 date=1236952851]
You're not throwing money away if the added features are used an appreciated. It's all how you perceive value.
With similar options to my 2009, price is actual pretty close. I wouldn't trade a proven design for the new one, though, especially since I'm not sure about the body or the colors.
[quote author=geewhizbang link=topic=138774.msg2996731#msg2996731 date=1237184042]
I doubt that there is going to be much to worry about about first-year reliability issues as most of the mechanicals are very similar to the existing model.
true, the 2.5 liter was already in the base mazda 6's for a year or so..... and well we all know about the 2.0 liter for many a years.....
That is true, but they did enough tweaking that I'll wait a year anyway. I'm also thinking about the interior... While I like the improved driver-centric focus, I'm pretty sure I don't like the two pod look. I find the gauges annoying. I have enough little gripes about it that I just don't know if I could drive it every day. Plus, It'd be near impossible to beat the deal I got on the 2009. :icspot:
[quote author=Tiny link=topic=138774.msg2991499#msg2991499 date=1236916573]
For a black on black hatchback (none of the other colors really appealed to me, considering I don't know what those blues and grey really look like), manual, moonroof/6-disc package, s sport:
I don't think that's so bad!
For my 2004 model sedan, S version with the 2.3L engine, manual, with moonroof/cd package I paid: $17,000
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