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Which of these do you guys think is better?

2004 Mazda3
2.3L engine
160 HP
150 ft.lbs.
Automatic transmission
2900-3000 lbs. from what i have seen so far.
MPG (CITY/HIGHWAY) - 22/29 (Mazda6 2.3L)

2004 Mini Cooper
1.6L engine
115 HP
110 ft.lbs.
CVT transmission
2500 lbs.
MPG (CITY/HIGHWAY) - 25/32

I'm sure both of the cars are great, but which one would you get?



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The Mini is cute, but the centre speedo is a deal breaker for me. Its price is also ridiculous, although I'm sure it's a hoot to drive. For that money I'd rather get a fully loaded 3 or for the top of the line Mini a Miata.
 

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I don't think it's a BMW wanna be since it's technically a BMW...

But I'd definately get the 3. The Mini is just a trendy car, like the Beetle.
 

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From what I heard, Minis are the autoX cars to beat. I read in C&D that they have very very stiff suspensions.

I think we Mazda people need to step up and take on the challenge ;)
 

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I bet the 3's gas milage will be improved because it it lighter.
 

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dugrant153 said:
From what I heard, Minis are the autoX cars to beat. I read in C&D that they have very very stiff suspensions.

I think we Mazda people need to step up and take on the challenge ;)
Well, for that you might want to wait until the 3 door MZ3 comes out. Short wheelbases (which the 3 doesn't have) help a lot in tight courses.
 

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MZ6ZoomZoom said:
Mini's a girls car, who cares what's better :p

How would a mini be a girls car? Like 90% of mini drivers are males. Anyways, that's what people said for miata too. And now there are way more males driving a miata then females.
 

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Kazbaeden said:
I would be so embarrassed if I drove one.


Need I say more? ;)

Maybe if Mr Bean drove a Mazda 3...
 

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Haris said:
Which of these do you guys think is better?
...I'm sure both of the cars are great, but which one would you get?
I'd be indifferent at the moment because the Mazda 3 isn't out yet, so there's no reviews or even cars for test drive available.

But I would go with Mazda just because. The Mini Cooper is becoming a great autoX car and I wanna good challenge ;)
 

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MPG calculation is Miles / Gallons... so it's the number of miles you can go on a single gallon of gas... rather than the metric conversion which is how many liters it takes to go 100km.
 

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Guys, Im not talking about Mini Morris/Rover. Im talking about mini cooper. here is comparison between Morris and Cooper.




 
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