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  1. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Who else is into cars?
    I'm sorta putting aside all camera upgrades (and new watches) and looking to upgrade my car.

    Deciding between a 2015 VW Golf TSi and a 2015 Mazda3


     
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    I'm sort of into cars but not enough to put aside spending on camera gear. I recently bought a '17 Mitsubishi outlander sport and set it all up for my active outdoor lifestyle with bike and kayak racks, power inverter, etc. I love it.

    Out of the cars you're talking about, I think the VW is a way cooler ride. I've always had a thing for VW vehicles but I've never owned one.. my cousin has a CC that I drove a few times and it was a great car.
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The mazda3 is also phenomenally good. The CC is nice but a lot more money.
     
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    I have a 13 Mazda 3 hatch 5spd that I've already put 80000 miles on it. Oil changes and a set of tires are the only maintenance I've needed. I drove a Mazda 2 before this...60000...set of tires and oil changes.
     
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    Agreed. The Mazda is a nice ride as well.. I considered and test drove the 3 and the cx-3 when I was car shopping. Both drive much better than my Mitsubishi for sure and part of me wishes I would have gone with something more powerful and fun.
     
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    My favorite new car is a Ram 3500 crew cab long bed. Lots of trunk space for gear. :allteeth:
     
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    Hard to give up the versatility, though. When it comes down to it...I'd rather drive my car in almost any situation. Until it's snowing, or we're camping somewhere in the mountains, or whatever where my wife's Subaru kicks my car's ass with its AWD and ground clearance.
     
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    I want the ‘14 or newer. The first time I saw the 3rd Gen I knew I had to have it. I’m driving an 04 with 340,000km. Needs rear brakes, thermostat, serpentine belt and rear struts fixed...basically regular work on an old car. So i figured...eh time to get that sorted....cheaper to get a newer car. I've had it for 7 years already.

    I had to have it when I saw the Protege5. I've always loved them.
     
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    If you like to drive and want a car designed for someone who likes to drive - definitely the Mazda. I love my 2017 Mazda 3 hatch. It's solid with a very composed suspension and handling.

    The Golf is nice, but it's too much of a boy racer car. ;) I grew up with VWs and thought I would always prefer them, but I have to say that they are less enjoyable to drive than they used to be.
     
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    2017 too rich for my blood. I’m looking at a mid line 2.0L version....2014 or 2015
     
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    Not suggesting you get a 2017, just that you go with Mazda.
     
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    I don’t mind a civic either.
    Is your mazda3 the GT version?
     

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