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  1. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    My Mazda 3/5dr should be here next week. Full GT package, 5 speed, everything but the navigation system and body accessories like spoilers and air dams.

    whee!
     

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  2. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Sweet!

    I might have my wife sold on the 5 door. We are looking at it this weekend.
     
  3. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    good for you...don't forget to post pics when you get it :D
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    congrats!!!
     
  5. Tmeyer

    Tmeyer Monkey

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    GF just got one 2 months ago, great car and FUN to drive! Enjoy.
     
  6. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    we looked at this car, the toyota matrix, a honda Fit, quick look at a versa and a Prius.

    Although you can't ever go wrong with a Toyota, about the only thing other than the Toyota reputation that a Matrix has is the bluetooth option. Toyota told me you can get leather, but I didn't see it in any of the documentation. Plus the toyota would be prolly 2-3 K more. The prius just didn't speak to us, and our mechcani who has been trough lots of hybrid training confirms our suspicions that maystill be issues with some of the technology.

    I think the GT trim sold us on the Mazda. Leather, heated seats, a few other cool features.

    heh, I ran a spread sheet comparing standard and options on the two ( I am so freaking anal)

    The Fit is really cool, but the trim level was just too "first car" for us.

    I do have a buddy who is the Mazda saleman. This is nice as it totally elimninates the BS factor. I feel 100% comfortable in giving my business and price he's given us is about $200 over invoice according to Edmunds. The only bummer is that he coudn't find my #1 color choice in a GT. poopies.
     
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    sounds awesome. i heard that mazdas are great cars.
     
  8. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    It's incredibly equipped. Heated seats, wow, until you've tried those on a cold winters day......oh, and the Bose sound system.:monkeydance:

    I'm not looking forward to having to buy snow tires and maybe a seperate set of rims for our winters around here but oh well.

    The first test drive we did was when there was tons of slop on the roads here. It was 8" of dense slush. Traction control and stabilization... who needs a subaru. ;-)
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    very nice selection.. congrats...

    oo and btw Toyota will redo any of there cars in leather for about $1200
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Very nice. I too am a BIG fan of heated leather seats. I am probably going to be buying a new set of rims and snow tires for next year too as my sport wheels (17" low profile) aren't good at all in the snow.
     
  11. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    cool car, and congrats. the Prius has been really reliable so far, tho, so i think your buddy is smoking the wrong dope... (plus has an 8 year/100k mile warranty on the hybrid bits 'n pieces)
     
  12. jimmydean

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    The heated leather would be a bonus for her for sure. We haven't looked at too many because she was looking at crossovers and smaller SUV's before now.

    I wish the 3 got a little better mileage, but I think it's the best overall choice for it's class. I will look for the pics when you get it.
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    I would've skipped the leather seats and gone for the Speed3 instead, but congrats, and let us know how you like it!
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    The speed 3 is pretty cool, but you've got a good drop in mileage. Fairly decent gas mileage was a big part of the equation for us.
    Jonny Z, my friend says, "we sell a lot of speed 3's to young guys and they trade them back in after they get a few tickets.".
     
  15. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Be sure you get the door lock recall done!

    Ask Da Peach....his '04 was just broken into last week. Apparently if you hit the door just right, the locks pop open.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    WTF..reminds me of the pen/kryptonite fiasco...D
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    probably doens't include the bose system or navigation.
    I didn't get navigation though, I think it's silly. I like maps.
     
  18. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    It happened 11 hours after he officially insured it in BC.

    That car is a demon car.

    I has so many dings and dents....broken into....stolen at one point and recovered a few days later.....demon car I tells ya....

    edit: and yeah......Mazda has a recall to reinforce the door latches because they can pop open
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Im off to find a bunny.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Not sure what to tell you. Da Peach got a recall notice in the mail in Montreal. It referred to a "reinforcement" for the door lock/latch. In the time that it took for it to arrive in Montreal, and then his automatic mail forward to send it to him in Vancouver, his car got jacked. Actually....if I recall correctly his bundle of forwarded mail (with the aforementioned recall notice) arrived the day before.

     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I just did a google search

    http://www.havelaptopwilltravel.com/mazda-3-vehicles-lock-assembly-issue/




    http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=5937
     
  22. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    Any word on whether the broken into cars were equiped with the factory option anti theft system?

    For me bikes on top will be more of an issue than anything inside.
     
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    A motion sensor tied into the factory alarm would cover you in both instances. It sounds like the factory system is fooled into thinking the doors were legitimately unlocked by the activation of the lock mechanism. A motion sensor would go off when the door was struck to activate the linkage. Of course, every asshat on a harley will set off your alarm too.
     
  24. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Hey GG, did you look at the Civic Hybrid? You said you looked at the Prius and the Honda Fit, but what about the Civic?

    I was looking at the stats of 40/45 mpg real world numbers and it looks a little better.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    She'd better hurry up and enjoy it before it gets stolen....with those faulty door locks and all.....car could be gone already....I bet it is.... already on container bound for Saudi Arabia...


    I slay me...
     
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    if you dont mind me asking, how much were the mazdaspeed 3's going for?
     
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    meep-meep! Congrats. You'll dig it.

    If you ever need any info regarding just about anything you could ever want to know, you can find way too much of it on mazda3forums.com. Came in really handy when I upgraded my stereo and did a few minor mods.

    What color didja get btw?
     
  28. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    cool, the more gas goes up the less I like driving my 19mpg 4x4 truck...I'd be interested in your gas mileage and how it runs on snowy days.


    edit: 5 payments left on the truck
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    no kidding, but I just cannot handle a sedan for any number of reasons.
    Between the 50 or so cartons I that I take to UPS a week, trail tools, camping gear, an occasional wheel chair and even hubby's job box, a sedan just wasn't on my radar.
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    who me?
    I didn't get a price on them.

    gg
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    red.
    Hey, if mr gg and I want a midlife crisis sporty looking car, it has to be red, right?!!
     
  32. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Speed 3 is quite a bit more.......that extra 100 hp makes all the diff.........
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    I hope that is including tax and license, otherwise I am getting a very good price.