Not quite that simple.LeeLee said:I don't think there should be any consideration between the 2.0 or 2.3L.
Well like I said, if you want to get a stripper car, then the i is a better choice because it saves you money. However, if you had purchased a Mazda 3i with the power package and AC, then the Mazda3s is only $800 (US) more. I think the Canadian situation is similar. I just read someone saying in this thread that it's like $1000 CAD, which I don't even think it is that much. But how does $1000 CAD translate into and extra $75 to $100 in payments per month?Cleeve said:Not quite that simple.LeeLee said:I don't think there should be any consideration between the 2.0 or 2.3L.
For me, I'm spending $300/month on a 4 year lease... that's with air and power door locks w/remote, and a CD player.
The cheapest car I could get with a 2.3 would have been, like, $375 a month at least, over $400 with options. When you're on a budget, that makes a sizable difference.
That's the thing... it's not $1000 CAD. Basically, They told me about $400 for the 2.3l, and $350 for the 2.0 with the options I wanted. I wasn't about to pay more than $300/month on a 4 year lease, so they were forced to lower the price until it fit my needs.LeeLee said:But how does $1000 CAD translate into and extra $75 to $100 in payments per month?
There's the problem! Check out the canadian website www.mazda.ca, and you'll see the following info:LeeLee said:I just read someone saying in this thread that it's like $1000 CAD, which I don't even think it is that much.
No sunroof is included with the GT. With the GT the sunroof is only available on the GFX package. This rises the diff. in price alot.dugrant153 said:Leelee's right about the GS. The difference is only 1000 dollars or so when you load up the GS to almost GT level... I think.
The thing is that the base GT includes all the stuff on the GS PLUS the 2.3L PLUS all the extra options.
And indeed, it does come down to budget. But I'm sure the 2.0L isn't an extreme slow poke... is it?
The difference between the 2.0l GX and 2.3l GT is $3500 ***when the GX is equipped with*** Air Conditioning, CD player, Power door locks, remote keyless entry, steering wheel audio controls, and illuminated entry.LeeLee said:The $1000 price difference is quoted as when you equip the GS with options like the power package and AC, not bare bones.
So if a bare stripper is what you bought, great. But of you added some big options onto your i/GS, then the GT was probably not that much more.
Moonroof! It's a moonroof!! Mwa hahahaha :wink:dinu01 said:It's all about the sunroof
Ok I'll stop
Cleeve, do you mind expanding on this a bit more?It's touring on hills where torque is needed at higher RPMs that I find the 2.0L lacking, otherwise it's a very strong feeling motor, for the record.
Sure...Cleeve, do you mind expanding on this a bit more?