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Mazda Replacement

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Oct 9, 2008
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Mazda Replacement

Looking to replace my Mazda 6. It is an 07 GT V6 fully loaded and other than the body rust was perfect.

Budget is $15,000 with ~80,000 kms and would like something fairly loaded, heated seats, maybe leather.
Don't think budget allows for a V6 any more, but if so, great!

Prime targets appear to be

2015+ Hyundai Sonata Sport - have not driven yet, but selection seems plentiful - Any comments on the Hyundai?
2013 Accord (4 litter was slightly underpowered, but not too bad. The V6 is really nice, but over budget
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Jun 26, 2009
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Rust is just one of the options when buying Mazda. It comes standard on every trim. You make it sound, like it's something bad.
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May 4, 2014
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Tommy74 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:23 am
Rust is just one of the options when buying Mazda. It comes standard on every trim. You make it sound, like it's something bad.
Some call them rust holes. Some call them zoom-zoom holes. It's a matter of perspective.
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Nov 15, 2009
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I don't know much about newer cars. I heard the CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) is not that great compared to old design. Camry could be another great car, but I haven't done any research on it.

Unknown car to look at are Subaru Legacy and VW Passat 1.8T but they probably fell off the radar of the consumer.
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Tommy74 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:23 am
Rust is just one of the options when buying Mazda. It comes standard on every trim. You make it sound, like it's something bad.
Excuse me. That’s not rust it’s patina.
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Jun 16, 2017
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Markham
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD elite package will be in your price range and check all the boxes.
V6 - yes
AWD - yes
heated & COOLED seats - yes
blind spot info system - yes
Dual zone auto climate control - yes
rear-view camera - yes
milano wrapped leather seats - yes
driver & passenger power adjusted seats - yes
factory 440watts 10 speaker audio system - yes
Honda japanese reliability - yes
And did I mention how fast it is?

Here's are two used ones:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/mis ... nFlag=true
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/cit ... nFlag=true

How did I do? And what do you think?
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Tommy74 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:23 am
Rust is just one of the options when buying Mazda. It comes standard on every trim. You make it sound, like it's something bad.
That issue has been fixed like 10 years ago.
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Nov 8, 2017
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Among 2.2 million vehicles recalled due to rust risk are 2016 CX-5 and CX-3.
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Came in looking for the word rust. OP wins.
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OP is asking opinion on his next cars and he didn't mention he want another Mazda, people just come in to diss about the rust of a Mazda.
If you want to discuss about the rust on a Mazda, there are tons of thread about it, leave OP alone.
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