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    Default Saying goodbye to Mazda..

    After owning my 2005 Mazda 3 for over 10 years and putting over 200k on it myself I've decided that due to the rusted rocker panels it wasn't worth fixing brakes all around. Test drove a few cars 2015 3, 2019 3, cx5 2012 Lexus IS and a few VWs. I've decided on balck 2016 Golf TSI. Love the turbo. (Also Insurance was going to go up on all other cars mentioned). Got it yesterday and already put 400km on it. Have to say not missing my Mazda 3 lol. Although 2019 2.5 3 hatch was soo nice!!

    Here comes the dilemma, I still have my mazda and can get 300$ at the scrap and I keep my wheels! Easy and low effort. Or try to find cheap wheels, fix brakes ($450) and maybe weld muffler back on. But that's a lot of work and money that I have to recoup later. What would you guys do?

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    Default Re: Saying goodbye to Mazda..

    I would go the scrap route. Too much time and expense to try otherwise.
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    Default Re: Saying goodbye to Mazda..

    You will miss the reliability quickly.

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    Default Re: Saying goodbye to Mazda..

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotsky View Post
    After owning my 2005 Mazda 3 for over 10 years and putting over 200k on it myself I've decided that due to the rusted rocker panels it wasn't worth fixing brakes all around. Test drove a few cars 2015 3, 2019 3, cx5 2012 Lexus IS and a few VWs. I've decided on balck 2016 Golf TSI. Love the turbo. (Also Insurance was going to go up on all other cars mentioned). Got it yesterday and already put 400km on it. Have to say not missing my Mazda 3 lol. Although 2019 2.5 3 hatch was soo nice!!

    Here comes the dilemma, I still have my mazda and can get 300$ at the scrap and I keep my wheels! Easy and low effort. Or try to find cheap wheels, fix brakes ($450) and maybe weld muffler back on. But that's a lot of work and money that I have to recoup later. What would you guys do?
    Personally, I think you made errors in judgment. I switched from a VW to Mazda3. Besides, the ethical and lawful reasons not support VW, there's also reliability issues with VW much more than with Mazda.

    If it was looking a Mazda3 replacement and chose not to go with Mazda again, I would've included only two models: Honda Civic and Corolla.
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    Default Re: Saying goodbye to Mazda..

    Prepare yourself when the thing is out of warranty... VW's suck like that.

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    Default Re: Saying goodbye to Mazda..

    Scrap is probably easiest, i contemplated that same thing with an older vehicle and at the end of the day just scrapped it instead of the hassle of trying to keep it on the road

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    I ended up selling the car as is for cheap but still a bit more than scrap would have gave me. I also i had that car for 11 years so wanted it to live on instead of getting zombied at scrap.

    Had my Golf for 3 months now and pretty happy with it so far. Financing it over 5 years so probably won't keep it as long as the mazda which i paid cash for when it was 4 years. Likely once its paid off, unless im broke lol, i might just trade it in and get something newer/faster/better. .. before i got the Golf i test prove a '15 Golf and '15 Mazda 3 2L and Mazda has less pick up and had cheaper interior. I also test drove 2015 GT 2.5 and still liked it less then the Golf... now i LOVED 2019 mazda 3 2.5 and would have gotten that likely one if my insurance would not have gone up $50 a month. :/ Not to mention pmts would have been much higher vs 2016 Golf. Over all just could not justify the increase in overall payments over used Golf. My insurance actually went down $5! Also very manageable over 5 years for a car with a premium feel, well i just couldn't say no.
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