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07-24-2006, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by RedScull View Post
Well when I was looking for a car, I test drove a Jetta 2.5L and mazda3 sport. I agree they aren't the same price, but they're the same car class. Anyway let me just say that the VW blew away the Mazda enough that I wouldn't even flinch at the extra $4k or so it would have cost. In the end I settled on a classic 1995 Golf GTI that I can work on, but I guess it depends on your means to buy a car. A Mazda3 sport is pretty good value for money, just not my cup of tea were I to actually go and buy one.
I've got a Jetta. Terrible experience with Volkswagen/electrical problems and so on. I think I've paid $15k in various repairs that shouldn't have needed repairing, and dealing with Volkswagen and my extended warranty has been a nightmare. Never again with Volkswagen.

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