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1. I Love Mazda Styling

2. I have owned 4 Mazda's and they all are reliable (121,323,Tribute & 6)

3. I am relatively happy with their performance (No speed freak here, but I am happy that it will keep up with most cars...)

4. Good Quality.....(Will last for 10 years of solid driving at least !!!)

5. Did I mention the Styling !!!! :wink:

6. Mazda3 promises to keep up all of the Good Mazda values !!!

7. I love the look of the Blue Mazda3 Liftback, Can't wait to see it in the metal !!!!!! :p
 

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Haris said:
Ratings:

(1 - 10)(Worst - Best)

Styling = 10
Engine = 10
Interior = 10
Transmission = 10
Price = 10
Everything = 10


It seems that it gets good ratings from me. :p
I wouldn't be able to rate the engine until I drove it, myself, same with the transmission.
 

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I want one because of the price and styling. Also, I think it's a nice alternative to the Civic, of which 90% of the parking lot at school is composed.

And hell, as long as I'm getting more HP and 30mpg then it's an excellent alternative to a civic. I'm so sick of that car.
 

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I agree with you on the Civic. I also don't like the fact Honda is cost cutting in its civic.........

i mean replacing the double wisbones suspensions with strut is just downright cheap effort to cut costs. the plastic inside also looks much cheaper than earlier civics.
 

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Frank said:
Wow!!

What about Toyota, Honda and GM?

Isn't Ford only possessor of 40% of Mazda's shares?? So Mazda would still be Mazda!?

-Frank
Nope. Under Japanese corporate law 1/3 is enough to own another company. And Ford owns exactly that - 33.XX% of Mazda, meaning they have a controlling interest in Mazda.

BTW, did you know Subaru was partially-owned by GM? That came as a shock to me.
 

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dinu01 said:
Frank said:
Wow!!

What about Toyota, Honda and GM?

Isn't Ford only possessor of 40% of Mazda's shares?? So Mazda would still be Mazda!?

-Frank
Nope. Under Japanese corporate law 1/3 is enough to own another company. And Ford owns exactly that - 33.XX% of Mazda, meaning they have a controlling interest in Mazda.

BTW, did you know Subaru was partially-owned by GM? That came as a shock to me.
Not quite true. Under Japanese law, an American company can only own 33% of a Japanese one.

That 33%, by virtue of being 33%, is enough to have a controlling interest in a company. That's why I specifically used the word "control" and not "complete ownership."

And yes, GM has a piece of Subi. Chrysler controls Mitsu.
Toyota and Honda are still independant.
 

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GM is even bigger than Ford. They have Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Hummer, Opel(foreign?), Saturn, and Saab.

I would have thought that Buick and Lincoln would be under the same company. Their cars look so similar.
 
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