buying a new car
under 20kSo my '98 Ford Escort died on Tuesday, and looks to be not worth fixing. I've mostly decided on what my next car will be, but I thought I'd see what kind of input the NS2 crowd could provide, as it's a big purchase and I don't want to overlook anything. I'm interested in a new 4 door sedan costing up to 20k.
Things I'm look for:
reliability/longevity (would like to keep it for as long as possible)
sporty (I don't need a WRX, but a bit of pep is nice)
Number one on my list right now is a 2012 Mazda3 i Touring w/ 6 speed manual transmission. It gets 27-39 MPG, and has a 155 hp engine with 148 ft-lb of torque @4100 rpm. MSRP is $18,700 but I got a quote from the dealer for $17,075.
Any reasons why I should not get this car? Any other cars I should be looking into?
Just so you know, my 'A' BUTTON TRIGGERS THE Caps lock on my keyboaRD, SO MY POSTS are going to look funny until i caN PICK UP a new keyboARD...
|QUOTE (Talesin @ Mar 7 2005, 10:46 PM)|
|Congratulations, Mchief, on your first I&S idea not to be immediately locked.|