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    Default 2.0 vs 2.5 engine in a 2010 Mazda 3?

    I suggested to a friend to get a Mazda 3 hatchback for his University age son. He is looking at 2010 or 2011 model with Automatic Tranny.

    What is the advantages/disadvantages for the 2.0 litre vs the 2.5 litre models?

    Aside from more power and more gas consumption? Is one version more desirable than the other?
    I am thinking along the lines of service, timing belt/chain? , durability?

    Any input is appreciated.
    Rick

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    Default Re: 2.0 vs 2.5 engine in a 2010 Mazda 3?

    I am a college student and bought the 2012 2.0 skyActiv, 6 speed manual. I love it itís a great car for teenagers! The skyActiv is better on gas and has just slightly less horse power than the 2012 2.5. I believe 2012 was the first year of the skyActiv. Wonít be of much help with timing chains but they are durable and service is fine. Can fit 4 guys, 4 hockey bags and 6 sticks in my hatchback so thereís enough space. Get a manual tranny, itís cooler and can help save on gas. Enjoy

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