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Opinions on Jetta Tredline+/ Mazda CX3/Elantra GL Sedan or Elantra GT GL Hatch

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  • Jan 14th, 2018 3:55 pm

Poll: Which one would you prefer,,,

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2017 Jetta Tredline+ 220/mo
 
12
41%
2018 Mazda CX3 GX 272/mo
 
7
24%
2018 Hyundai Elantra GL Sedan 250/mo
 
4
14%
2018 Elantra GT GL Hatch 270/mo
 
6
21%
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Opinions on Jetta Tredline+/ Mazda CX3/Elantra GL Sedan or Elantra GT GL Hatch

Have been looking for a commuter car that is comfortable for long(er) drives for 2 people and offers reliability and safety. We've ended up test driving a few and narrowed down to financing one of...

2017 Jetta Tredline+ 220/mo
2018 Mazda CX3 GX 272/mo
2018 Hyundai Elantra GL Sedan 250/mo
2018 Elantra GT GL Hatch 270/mo

*monthly dollar figures are estimates on what I believe can get it worked out to*

Was hoping to gather some opinions on either of the above and your experience thoughts on them whether positive or negative...
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You've literally picked entirely different classes of vehicles.

Narrow down what class vehicle you want (compact, compact hatch, sub-compact CUV..).

For comfort, generally a longer wheelbase is going to be more comfortable.
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OKSpring wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:15 pm
You've literally picked entirely different classes of vehicles.

Narrow down what class vehicle you want (compact, compact hatch, sub-compact CUV..).

For comfort, generally a longer wheelbase is going to be more comfortable.
I can understand your point...it is ideally what the end result was after spending a few days test driving many possibilities.
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CX-3 is a joke of a car. It offers next to nothing in terms of performance, comfort, and practicality. You'd be much better off with a Mazda3 Sport, or compact crossovers from competitor brands.
Elantra is a compact sedan focused on comfort and tech. Current gen Jetta is old, but you do get a deal on those.
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New Jetta will be revealed some time this year, definitely push for a deal for a 2017. It's dated, but engine is fairly new and great fuel economy/performance.
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BBZero wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:24 pm
CX-3 is a joke of a car. It offers next to nothing in terms of performance, comfort, and practicality. You'd be much better off with a Mazda3 Sport, or compact crossovers from competitor brands.
Elantra is a compact sedan focused on comfort and tech. Current gen Jetta is old, but you do get a deal on those.
Agreed. Comparing Mazdas to Mazdas - I'd forget the CX3 and go for a 3 hatch. I'm also surprised that the civic didn't make your list; it's definitely one of the better compacts available.
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aeba7 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:34 pm
Agreed. Comparing Mazdas to Mazdas - I'd forget the CX3 and go for a 3 hatch. I'm also surprised that the civic didn't make your list; it's definitely one of the better compacts available.
Test drove the civic and the wife did not like it. The car being one she'll be commuting in about 80km(one way a day)...choice was left up to her.
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001Stunna wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:36 pm
Test drove the civic and the wife did not like it. The car being one she'll be commuting in about 80km(one way a day)...choice was left up to her.
Gotcha - happy wife, happy life lol

Of that list, I'd probably lean towards the elantra hatch. It wasn't available when I was buying my car, but on paper, it looks good
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We recently got a 2017 Jetta also, coming from a 2011 Jetta TDI and my mom is pretty happy with it. She says it drives much better and has the nice review camera and other features she did not have before. It also has lots of trunk space which is great.

if you are in the GTA or willing to come down to the GTA let me know and I can get you into contact with a sales manager and give you a good deal on a Jetta as I have provided with other RFD users.
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Which vw are you recommending in the gta?
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OP how are you planning to get a brand new jetta for 220/month?!
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sickcars wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 3:03 pm
We recently got a 2017 Jetta also, coming from a 2011 Jetta TDI and my mom is pretty happy with it. She says it drives much better and has the nice review camera and other features she did not have before. It also has lots of trunk space which is great.

if you are in the GTA or willing to come down to the GTA let me know and I can get you into contact with a sales manager and give you a good deal on a Jetta as I have provided with other RFD users.
We are in the GTA and would have no issue traveling for a worth it deal as well. I was planning on purchasing from a dealer that is part of my workplace perk program; I would appreciate a pm with the contact you mention if your time allows. and if i may ask...how are you(your mom) finding the mileage on it.
malecoke wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 4:51 pm
OP how are you planning to get a brand new jetta for 220/month?!
Based on my calculations, my chosen downpayment, and using tools such as CCC, unhaggle etc. Point of the post wasnt the dollar amounts per month but more of the car and pros/cons.
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1. Corolla
2. Civic

For your listed choices, I would choose either Hyundai or Mazda
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001Stunna wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:36 pm
Test drove the civic and the wife did not like it. The car being one she'll be commuting in about 80km(one way a day)...choice was left up to her.
If it's for your wife and a long commute everyday, then I wouldn't consider any of the cars listed there.

There's a reason she doesn't want to drive a Civic.

I'm sure she's not over 50 and that's the reason I recommend these brand new cars below to LEASE ONLY:

1. Audi S3
2. BMW M240i
3. BMW 340i

Make your wife happy.
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Crixus45 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 11:47 am
If it's for your wife and a long commute everyday, then I wouldn't consider any of the cars listed there.

There's a reason she doesn't want to drive a Civic.

I'm sure she's not over 50 and that's the reason I recommend these brand new cars below to LEASE ONLY:

1. Audi S3
2. BMW M240i
3. BMW 340i

Make your wife happy.
Approx 40,000 km a year lease?
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