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TSvs_gagah
post Mar 13 2019, 03:04 PM, updated 3 months ago

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Hey guys,

I'm planning to change my ride this year but still unsure among options available out there.
Budget is not that high most likely capped at 140-150k but depends also need to check trade in value for my current car.
At the moment driving 2013 Honda Civic 2.0. So any recommendation??

Requirement:

-Comfort, Performance & Fuel Consumption balanced (daily travel 150km++ city+highway)
-Safety of course
-Stylo for young man
-if Preowned one preferable those still under warranty (>2017) as might only change car after 4-5 years

Currently leaning towards the new Mazda 3 but since the official specs & pricing for Skyactiv-X havent release so need some inputs for other models as comparison.

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dares
post Mar 13 2019, 03:15 PM

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inb4 X70
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post Mar 13 2019, 03:21 PM

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wait for Accord Turbo.
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post Mar 13 2019, 04:13 PM

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Cx3 warranty too short. Finish in 2 years.
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post Mar 13 2019, 04:20 PM

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Mazda 3 is really compact. if you;re planning to fetch more than 1 adult then it's not that comfy

with around RM140k for mazda 3, i reckon you should consider X70.

else there's a fleet of other SUV options

Forrester, CRV, CX5 or sportage although sportage will be slightly smaller to the rest i have mentioned.

but why not go back to sedan?

suv usually are pretty bumpy especially for back passenger.

with RM140k, u can get a really nice sedan...
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post Mar 13 2019, 04:37 PM

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-Comfort, Performance & Fuel Consumption balanced (daily travel 150km++ city+highway) - C / D segment
-Safety of course - C/D Segment
-Stylo for young man - C Segment , Hatchback
-if Preowned one preferable those still under warranty (>2017) as might only change car after 4-5 years

Narrow down if you prefer saloon / hatchback or suv.
You choice of Mazda 3 is pretty wise choice.
Go test drive Mazda 3 , Toyota Corolla 2.0 , and Honda Civic 1.8T for the feeling of how each make feels.
I find Mazda having the best drive closest to european. Toyota smooth and linear. Honda rough and sporty.
I dislike SUV, but it is all the craze still, with all the Lambo, Maserati joining, did Ferrari have one yet? I think unless they are the expensive high power suv, the entry level suv are unsafe for high speed. too bumpy.
With a budget of 140k , and your preference above, better stick to new car for the maximum self satisfaction benefit.


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post Mar 13 2019, 04:50 PM

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Modern SUVs and crossovers are not bumpy. They are comparable to or even better than tbe ride comfort of conventional sedans.
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post Mar 14 2019, 07:16 AM

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QUOTE(dudester @ Mar 13 2019, 04:37 PM)
Go test drive Mazda 3 , Toyota Corolla 2.0 , and Honda Civic 1.8T for the feeling of how each make feels.
I find Mazda having the best drive closest to european. Toyota smooth and linear. Honda rough and sporty.
I dislike SUV, but it is all the craze still, with all the Lambo, Maserati joining, did Ferrari have one yet? I think unless they are the expensive high power suv, the entry level suv are unsafe for high speed. too bumpy.
With a budget of 140k , and your preference above, better stick to new car for the maximum self satisfaction benefit.
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Civic already have 1.8T? Turbo?
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post Mar 14 2019, 08:25 AM

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Celestia
post Mar 14 2019, 08:33 AM

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Personally for your amount of budget definitely new car

Recommending Civic biggrin.gif

New Mazda 3 is out overseas, so you can watch some youtube reviews. The backseat area seems pretty small compare other C segment car

Of course if you are not planning to fetch anyone at the back then its a good car.
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post Mar 14 2019, 08:36 AM

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QUOTE(vs_gagah @ Mar 13 2019, 03:04 PM)
Hey guys,

I'm planning to change my ride this year but still unsure among options available out there.
Budget is not that high most likely capped at 140-150k but depends also need to check trade in value for my current car.
At the moment driving 2013 Honda Civic 2.0. So any recommendation??

Requirement:

-Comfort, Performance & Fuel Consumption balanced (daily travel 150km++ city+highway)
-Safety of course
-Stylo for young man
-if Preowned one preferable those still under warranty (>2017) as might only change car after 4-5 years

Currently leaning towards the new Mazda 3 but since the official specs & pricing for Skyactiv-X havent release so need some inputs for other models as comparison.

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May I know how tall are you?

Last time I am looking for a Mazda3 as well, but after going inside, I feel the phobia. So I jumped to CX5 instead. and I am 183cm by the way.

I know if you are picking Mazda cars, you are the one going for the exterior design.

There is not news yet for this new Mazda3, so why not you try test drive other cars.

E.g : Honda Civic 1.5TC-P or Hyundai Elantra 1.6T
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post Mar 14 2019, 08:46 AM

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If you like crampy car/suv & stylo.. Toyota C-HR should be in your list as well..
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post Mar 14 2019, 08:57 AM

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I'm owned CX5, i dont feel bumpy smile.gif

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dudester
post Mar 14 2019, 09:02 AM

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QUOTE(jameslow @ Mar 14 2019, 07:16 AM)
Civic already have 1.8T? Turbo?
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My misquote - 1.8 NA , 1.5 TC.
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post Mar 14 2019, 09:14 AM

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QUOTE(romuluz777 @ Mar 13 2019, 04:50 PM)
Modern SUVs and crossovers are not bumpy. They are comparable to or even better than tbe ride comfort of conventional sedans.
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post Mar 14 2019, 11:26 AM

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QUOTE(set @ Mar 14 2019, 10:14 AM)
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TSvs_gagah
post Mar 14 2019, 01:02 PM

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QUOTE(dares @ Mar 13 2019, 03:15 PM)
inb4 X70
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tak minat SUV... tongue.gif

QUOTE(jayjaynyc @ Mar 13 2019, 03:21 PM)
wait for Accord Turbo.
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This model ke? rumored to be release late-2019. Need new car for Raya. ahahaha

QUOTE(Level 60 Wizard @ Mar 13 2019, 04:20 PM)
Mazda 3 is really compact. if you;re planning to fetch more than 1 adult then it's not that comfy

with around RM140k for mazda 3, i reckon you should consider X70.

else there's a fleet of other SUV options

Forrester, CRV, CX5 or sportage although sportage will be slightly smaller to the rest i have mentioned.

but why not go back to sedan?

suv usually are pretty bumpy especially for back passenger.

with RM140k, u can get a really nice sedan...
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the thing is I dont prefer SUV although I havent test drive any of those mentioned.
Might need to invest some time to give 2nd thought as many suggested X70 & CX-5 here

I've tested the previous Mazda 3 and I like it so much for it's driving experience but a bit noisy; not sure if got to do with the tire my friend use or what.
Agreed on the back seat experience but since I'm forever alone so shoudnt be a problem for now. biggrin.gif

As for other option might opt for the Civic 1.5 TC-P
S wonder if can get other inputs here


QUOTE(dudester @ Mar 13 2019, 04:37 PM)
-Comfort, Performance & Fuel Consumption balanced (daily travel 150km++ city+highway) - C / D segment
-Safety of course - C/D Segment
-Stylo for young man - C Segment , Hatchback
-if Preowned one preferable those still under warranty (>2017) as might only change car after 4-5 years

Narrow down if you prefer saloon / hatchback or suv.
You choice of Mazda 3 is pretty wise choice.
Go test drive Mazda 3 , Toyota Corolla 2.0 , and Honda Civic 1.8T for the feeling of how each make feels.
I find Mazda having the best drive closest to european. Toyota smooth and linear. Honda rough and sporty.
I dislike SUV, but it is all the craze still, with all the Lambo, Maserati joining, did Ferrari have one yet? I think unless they are the expensive high power suv, the entry level suv are unsafe for high speed. too bumpy.
With a budget of 140k , and your preference above, better stick to new car for the maximum self satisfaction benefit.
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I really like the previous Mazda 3, so most likely the improved 2019 model is the ultimate choice.
The only problem is the Skyactiv-X one sure kena tunggu lama lagi
Civic 1.5TC is the second choice here but never tested the 1.8 version yet

I kinda leaning toward Hatchback/Sportback model
Some of my friend racun to try Used 3 series or 1 series.. Say 2016 and above models still enjoy the 5 years warranty and free service right?
Any thoughts for this?

QUOTE(nick2011 @ Mar 14 2019, 08:25 AM)
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Most ppl commended on the performance but I heard FC is not that good.

This post has been edited by vs_gagah: Mar 14 2019, 02:23 PM
TSvs_gagah
post Mar 14 2019, 02:23 PM

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QUOTE(Celestia @ Mar 14 2019, 08:33 AM)
Personally for your amount of budget definitely new car

Recommending Civic biggrin.gif

New Mazda 3 is out overseas, so you can watch some youtube reviews. The backseat area seems pretty small compare other C segment car

Of course if you are not planning to fetch anyone at the back then its a good car.
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Heart vs Brain thing right now. For now surely between these two models.

QUOTE(nebula87 @ Mar 14 2019, 08:36 AM)
May I know how tall are you?

Last time I am looking for a Mazda3 as well, but after going inside, I feel the phobia. So I jumped to CX5 instead. and I am 183cm by the way.

I know if you are picking Mazda cars, you are the one going for the exterior design.

There is not news yet for this new Mazda3, so why not you try test drive other cars.

E.g : Honda Civic 1.5TC-P or  Hyundai Elantra 1.6T
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I pendek sikit.. 173cm oni.
CX-5 is quite a popular choice now. but not my thing la to go for SUV
As what u said lah.. most probably Q3-Q4 jugak for Mazda3

QUOTE(Oldskolboyz @ Mar 14 2019, 08:46 AM)
If you like crampy car/suv & stylo.. Toyota C-HR should be in your list as well..
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I think C-HR is kindly overpriced. Yes nampak garang but performance over wise is meh.
if SUV was an option, I'll even consider CX-3 on top of C-HR any day
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post Mar 14 2019, 02:45 PM

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QUOTE(vs_gagah @ Mar 14 2019, 02:23 PM)
Heart vs Brain thing right now. For now surely between these two models.
I pendek sikit.. 173cm oni.
CX-5 is quite a popular choice now. but not my thing la to go for SUV
As what u said lah.. most probably Q3-Q4 jugak for Mazda3
I think C-HR is kindly overpriced. Yes nampak garang but performance over wise is meh.
if SUV was an option, I'll even consider CX-3 on top of C-HR any day
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Yes, but it will only come with SkyActive-G only. sad.gif
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post Mar 14 2019, 03:29 PM

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I would wait until hyundai kona

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