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canoek wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:08 pm
You gotta pay to play.
Looks that way :)
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I'm 80% sure that Mazda don't have Apple Carplay or Android Auto on their current models but I believe there's going to be a retrofit if you are willing to wait. Did you try going domestic? The Chevy Cruze is pretty good.
pommyg wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:11 pm
I saw that yesterday, I dont know if it comes with Android Auto though
50th Anniversary2018 MAZDA3 SPORT 50th (Limited Edition) priced below 30k though
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Are you sure you can afford a car like this? I saw your quote is with $0 down and 7 year financing. I didn't realize how expensive a car would be when I first bought one (new). The monthly payments and the monthly insurance payments will be deducted from your account every month. That's a huge eye opener. Don't forget you'll have to pay for oil changes and other services for the first 3 to 5 years at the dealership. I heard if you don't get these done at the dealership then it can be tough to get them to fix something under warranty. Not impossible but you may have to fight for it.

Good luck and crunch the numbers a few times. FYI, I have a Mazda3 GT. I also had to buy winter tires and got the oil spray every September for the first 6 or 7 years at Krown.
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aznblade wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:31 pm
I'm 80% sure that Mazda don't have Apple Carplay or Android Auto on their current models but I believe there's going to be a retrofit if you are willing to wait. Did you try going domestic? The Chevy Cruze is pretty good.
They don't. Mazda still doesn't support AA/ACP - and a lot of their models also don't come with support for SiriusXM unless you're on the very top trim. It was a bit odd and confusing when I was shopping for them...so tbh based on your wishlist and those factors alone, it'd seem Mazda is out.
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If Kia has everything you want and fits the budget, it's no brainer to go for it. Nothing will be cheaper the Kia.
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aznblade wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:31 pm
I'm 80% sure that Mazda don't have Apple Carplay or Android Auto on their current models but I believe there's going to be a retrofit if you are willing to wait. Did you try going domestic? The Chevy Cruze is pretty good.
The Cruze looks nice but you have to get a True North upgrade to get a rearview camera 28433 excluding taxes=32129.29 incl HST = too expensive
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ds2chan wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:32 pm
Are you sure you can afford a car like this? I saw your quote is with $0 down and 7 year financing. I didn't realize how expensive a car would be when I first bought one (new). The monthly payments and the monthly insurance payments will be deducted from your account every month. That's a huge eye opener. Don't forget you'll have to pay for oil changes and other services for the first 3 to 5 years. I heard if you don't get these done at the dealership then it can be tough to get them to fix something under warranty. Not impossible but you may have to fight for it.

Good luck and crunch the numbers a few times. FYI, I have a Mazda3 GT. I also had to buy winter tires and got the oil spray every September for the first 6 or 7 years at Krown.
Affordability is not an issue in this case, I just want the cheapest that solves my requirements...
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peteryorkuca wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:38 pm
If Kia has everything you want and fits the budget, it's no brainer to go for it. Nothing will be cheaper the Kia.
Whats better (in terms of reliability/resale/general opinion) Kia Rio v Kia Forte v Hyundai (Elantra)
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None of them are better than the other for reliability/resale. As you suggest, get the cheapest that solves your requirement.

84 months....
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May 17th, 2018 1:00 pm
None of them are better than the other for reliability/resale. As you suggest, get the cheapest that solves your requirement.

84 months....
I know... 84 months... the last 36 months will probably be my son driving it... I guess I was seeking reassurance that there was not something even cheaper that I was missing.
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When I was shopping for my hatch a year ago, the top picks were the civic, golf and mazda 3.

If you're looking for reliability and resale, I'd probably pick the civic; the korean hatches aren't well known for those two attributes. I bought my mazda 3 sport gt for 26.5k all-in last year in June.
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Does it have to be a hatchback? A Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla would be safe choices.
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Best overall value Hatchback is the Mazda 3 Sport but I didn't have fun driving it when I took it for a test drive.

VW Golf GTI is great but bland interior and question reliability. Subaru WRX is just bland.

This is why I ended up with my Sport Touring CivicX hatchback. It combines the two IMO.

I've been eyeing the GTI since early 2000's but still can't push myself.
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bembol wrote:
May 17th, 2018 1:30 pm
Best overall value Hatchback is the Mazda 3 Sport but I didn't have fun driving it when I took it for a test drive.

VW Golf GTI is great but bland interior and question reliability. Subaru WRX is just bland.

This is why I ended up with my Sport Touring CivicX hatchback. It combines the two IMO.

I've been eyeing the GTI since early 2000's but still can't push myself.
bwahahahahaha. IMO.
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pommyg wrote:
May 17th, 2018 12:43 pm
The Cruze looks nice but you have to get a True North upgrade to get a rearview camera 28433 excluding taxes=32129.29 incl HST = too expensive
I thought by law, all cars built from 2018 need to have a backup camera? Or is it because 2018 models are technically built in 2017 that the law will apply to 2019 models?

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