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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Jul. 29th, 2007 10:08 am
New Cars

It's gonna be the Mazda. (Mazdaspeed 3, that is -- not the base Mazda 3.)

Test-drove it yesterday, then went back and test-drove the Civic immediately after. The Si is still a very good car, but the Mazda is hands-down better. More cargo room (since it's a hatchback), more capable on the road, and has all the features I care about. Consumer Reports also seems to think Mazda produces pretty reliable vehicles (they're still quite Japanese, even if they were bought out by Ford).

The only downsides to the Mazda are its slightly-worse gas mileage and the fact that its suspension is a bit stiffer than I would like. (By contrast, however, the Honda's was a bit looser.) Also, it's FWD, but I can't afford any of the AWD cars I liked and I'm not about to buy a Mustang. :P

So now I just need to buy the sucker. I've found three potentials (two of which are even in the right color, and the other is my second-choice color), just need to figure out financing and insurance and hunt 'em down.

-- Des

Current Mood: excited excited

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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Sun, Jul. 29th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)

Excited for you. Enjoy this productive weekend!


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Jul. 29th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)

Yup, it is indeed exciting. The weekend has been very productive so far, but now I need to step back for a few days and research the financing/insurance side of things. Then I'll be ready to buy it.


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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Sun, Jul. 29th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Then I'll be ready

Good. Well, Credit Unions are good if you can associate with one.
I'm resting up some today myself. Had a great trip to Santa Barbara yesterday with Mom and Sister. We spent hours hiking the Botanical Gardns, and then hours enjoting the ambience of The Enterprise Fish Company dining experience. Will be posting more.
Take care.
T.L.


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jennycatar
jennycatar
jennycatar
Mon, Jul. 30th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)

Mazda's rock!


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Jul. 31st, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)

The Japanese ones do indeed, this one particularly. I'll try to post pictures or something once I actually have the thing in hand.


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