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#1 HanSolo

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:41 PM

Mazda 3 1.6L. Put your comments here.

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:54 AM

bro. test driven one. tama lang ang hatak for a 1.6 engine. hayuf ang interiors, tsaka ang lakas ng dating ng exteriors.

mukhang ibebenta mo na ata yung lancer mo ah. :)

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 02:10 PM

its the best looking car in its class imho. :D (but if you can get rid of those altezza lights, the better)

power is adequate for a 1.6 liter

features are very abundant

its got ABS, EBD, 4 wheel disc brakes, 16 inch wheels (for the 1.6V)

it has no fake wood inside it hehe!

but if you got more cash to burn get the 2.0R. its one good piece of machine.

CONS for the mazda 3

- i hate altezza lights ( personal taste)
- only available in AT (not fun to drive) :(

#4 HanSolo

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 05:20 AM

bro. test driven one. tama lang ang hatak for a 1.6 engine. hayuf ang interiors, tsaka ang lakas ng dating ng exteriors.

mukhang ibebenta mo na ata yung lancer mo ah. :)

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pre, musta na?

Im thinking of getting one. Ford already offers 2-yr free service/maintenance. Maybe its just a matter of time for Mazda3. Heh!

Its just too sexy.

Thanks for the inputs Van Wilder

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:09 AM

Best looking compact sedan available here!

Good engine, trick semi-auto tranny (2.0L version only), nice handling...

If it was possible, this would be my pick over the Civic (at para maiba naman)

Only con I see was it small trunk...

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 09:31 AM

pre, musta na?

Im thinking of getting one. Ford already offers 2-yr free service/maintenance. Maybe its just a matter of time for Mazda3. Heh!

Its just too sexy.

Thanks for the inputs Van Wilder

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i suggest you go for it bro. then bring it here sa makati so i can take a ride with you. hehehehe.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:37 PM

my auntie has the mazda SP23 sports version of the 3 includes LED lights, climate control, 17inches alloys.
Im not sure what difference they have in philippines to australia but the mazda 3 is good uses some technology from RX8. It has a 2.3 Litre engine hence SP23, goes pretty fast pumping out 115Kw of power i dont know whats that in horsepower.
The ride handle is great it kinda wants to understeer if you push it to its limits, one big problem too is the tyre noise maybe it has to do with the205/50R17 89V tyres it sits on and last thing too when pushing the engine to higher speeds the pedals tend to vibrate not a mechanical problem just vibrates.
one question why do all engines in philippines are 1.3-1.6 engines???

Good bang for your peso the mazda 3!

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 01:02 AM

one question why do all engines in philippines are 1.3-1.6 engines???

Good bang for your peso the mazda 3!

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why?? one because it would be a better suited here since here we always drive in traffic and not in large hiways, thus (second) i would also consume less gas a big factor for most filipinos in buying cars since let's face it this is a third world country. and third as we know smaller engine means lower prices..

before: corolla, lancer, mazda3 (323), civic, sentra and the other same class model are the lowest/entry level for a sedan. thus they have to create an afordable car for the public. 1.3L sedans are mostly use by taxis. that is also why civic did not have a 1.3L class since honda does not allow public usage.

now: corolla, lancer, mazda3, civic, senta/exalta and other models rarely have 1.3L or 1.5L car. usually the smallest engine is at 1.6L and most of them have a 2.0L variant. WHY? because most of these jap companies have release a lower class sedan.. eg. vios/echo, and city/jazz.

these are just my views on the matter hope it could serve a little help.

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 12:08 PM

hindi naman rare ang 1.6 variant ng mazda3 eh. sa buong asia may variant nito, ang wala 2.3- sa japan din standard ang 1.6 axela. nabasa ko rin sa topgear website na masgusto pa nga nila ang 1.6 kaysa 2.0 eh.

pero ang 2.3 variant nagiging unanimous "editor's choice" sa mga car mags para sa 2004 best subcompact.

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 06:01 PM

naka reserve na ako nang isang 2.9 mazda3. Mahaba ang waitng time. maybe a month. can't wait to get my hands on it

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 12:21 AM

2.9 Mazda 3? Meron ba nun? Maybe one century waiting time nun.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:38 AM

Mazda 3 1.6L. Put your comments here.

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One thing I know of the Mazda3, it uses the platform of the Ford Focus so both cars uses interchangeable parts.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 01:00 AM

how much is a mazda 3?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:44 PM

don't know much about cars, pero itsura pa lng ganda na ng mazda 3, and since
backup na cya ng ford, ganda na din quality...
pero mas ok yng mazda 6, once palang ako nakakita, ganda he eh he

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:29 PM

sorry for the typo. I meant 2.0. I finally got it and very satisfied with it. It is less roomy than accord but overall it is a great car.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 08:09 PM

sorry for the typo. I meant 2.0.  I finally got it and very satisfied with it. It is less roomy than accord but overall it is a great car.

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congrats, hows the acceleration and handling of the 2.0rs? just wondering

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:10 AM

it certainly looks like a really hot ride on the road... i've spoken to some owners and i've heard complaints about engine performance... sana may 1.8 liter version (meron ba? i don't know)... para mas may hatak... i've heard about the 2.0 version though... what about the mazda 6 any comments?

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:22 PM

Mazda6?

Was able to test drive one. The handling and braking is just superb! Is almost at par with the bmw e46. Though the engine paired with it (at least here) leaves much to be desired. Yes, it'll get you from point a to b, but it looks the oomph to overtake confidently.

Though I've read somewhere that the 2.3L version would come out later this year. A MPS version (awd, 280hp turbocharged engine) is also due to be released soon (though not locally).

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:31 PM

It's great once you take it on the open road....all that style, but the engine just isn't strong enough to back its looks. too bad...if they could only have tuned the engine better.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 11:25 PM

mazda 3 scores well in power and style, car and driver magzine best buy, buy it di kayo magsisi sa quality, im still in love with my 99 mazda mita.kung power ang gusto nyo,your on the wrong car category,mazda 3 is a compact sedan.




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