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Thread: Time to buy a new car

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    Time to buy a new car

    Hey guys,

    I'm in the market for a new car. I've pretty much narrowed it down to either a Mazda 3 GS or a VW Jetta 2.0 or even a TDI

    I do a lot of km's so good gas mileage is important. That's why I'm thinking about the TDI but i'm not sure about VW dependability.

    Can anyone tell me how much money I would save with a diesel if I do lets say 800km/wk?

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    Are you going to lease it or buy it, and for how much?

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    If you want to take care of the TDI make sure you buy quality diesel at Shell. It is worth the extra bit of coin to take care of the performance and quality of your engine performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemaker View Post
    Are you going to lease it or buy it, and for how much?
    Yes i will be buying it. I put on too man km's to lease it.

    Mazda 3 is about $21 500 plus tx which comes out to just over $400/mth with 0% financing which is nice

    Jetta TDI is $25 200 plus tax and comes to about $530/mth financing at 3.9%

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    Last I check, ownership costs for Mazda were higher than average. Not reliability but insurance, parts, maintenance...

    I'd go with a Civic if you want to stay within that class. The 2012 looks good and it's 0.9% interest for now.

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    Hey Mod,

    The thing is a Mazda gives you more bang for you buck. And the new civics are at 3.99. I just checked.

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    If you put an emphasis on the mileage (no pun intended), you have to go with the VW, it will get better mileage.
    And the reliability is at par with the Mazda

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    The new Jettas are looking pretty Sweet. That would be my choice

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    I would definitively buy the new Jetta, the TDI engine is really reliable & economic. Looking at the total cost of ownership, the VW is a much better deal:

    - Insurance cost is actually cheaper with VW.
    - If you buying it, the reselling value is better too.
    - Maintenance cost could be less too


    Quote Originally Posted by montrealbruce View Post
    The new Jettas are looking pretty Sweet. That would be my choice

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    darkside99, buy a Jetta... or a Civic as M11 mentioned. Mazda 3 owners are pricks... That's my opinion.

    As for reliability, Consumer Reports (if you buy into that stuff) ranks Toyota + Honda tops!

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    My only experience with Volkswagon was about 25 years ago when I drove a Volkswagon Rabbit. Those cars had terrible electrical systems and it was my understanding that while the automotive side is sound, the electrical side on Volkswagons may still be a little fucked up. Land Rover has the same reputation and a few years ago I settled a Lemon Law case against them for a client. I would suggest you also take the electrical system's soundness into consideration so you do not get short-circuited by your decision. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside99 View Post

    Jetta TDI is $25 200 plus tax and comes to about $530/mth financing at 3.9%
    Bro 530 a month for a Jetta is too much, you could pay a little more and get a 3 series BMW with a 2.0L engine. You could even get the Honda Accord for the price of the Jetta, and the Accord kills the Jetta. The new Nissan Maxima is 650 a month and it rapes the Jetta as well. Don't waste 530 on a Jetta, you're better off wasting that money on 5 escorts and cummuting around on a public bus for the whole month instead

    If your budget is between $300-$400, go for the Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra or even the Mazda 3, you got tons of options ( i don't know much about cars in this price range)

    If your buget is $530 and above, make sure you check out the Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima and BMW 3 series before you even dare to buy the Jetta. An extra hundred bucks won't kill you, just spend less on escorts and more on yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by summers09 View Post
    Go for Mazda 6 more comfortable and luxury.
    Mazda 6 instead of the Mazda 3? That's like telling him to buy a Honda Accord instead of a Civic lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemaker View Post
    Bro 530 a month for a Jetta is too much, you could pay a little more and get a 3 series BMW with a 2.0L engine. You could even get the Honda Accord for the price of the Jetta, and the Accord kills the Jetta. The new Nissan Maxima is 650 a month and it rapes the Jetta as well. Don't waste 530 on a Jetta, you're better off wasting that money on 5 escorts and cummuting around on a public bus for the whole month instead

    If your budget is between $300-$400, go for the Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra or even the Mazda 3, you got tons of options ( i don't know much about cars in this price range)

    If your buget is $530 and above, make sure you check out the Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima and BMW 3 series before you even dare to buy the Jetta. An extra hundred bucks won't kill you, just spend less on escorts and more on yourself



    Mazda 6 instead of the Mazda 3? That's like telling him to buy a Honda Accord instead of a Civic lol.
    I currently have an Accoord. I need a smaller car for work. I do over 40 000 kms/year so I need something fuel efficent. The TDI is 530/mth, the base mode is like $350 The only reason I'm considering a Jetta is because it comes in a diesel engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside99 View Post
    I currently have an Accoord. I need a smaller car for work. I do over 40 000 kms/year so I need something fuel efficent. The TDI is 530/mth, the base mode is like $350 The only reason I'm considering a Jetta is because it comes in a diesel engine
    I was told that the Diesel VW Jetta gets about 55 to 60 mpg. Convert that to km/l. Diesel is 25 percent more than regular fuel. It is probably equivalent to a 45 mpg using regular gas.

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    Problem with Mazda is that their resale value is low due to the fact that they seem to rust easily.

    Don't take my word for it, it's what I hear from the car enthusiast.
    "Just When I Thought I Was Out.....They Pull Me Back In!!!"

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