QUOTE(miyakochan89 @ Mar 17 2023, 02:18 PM)
Please don’t put yourself on a high horse. And yes I have been maintaining my current car very well that even the mechanic told me that it would be such a waste if I sell it away. Thank you very much.
and that's why your initial choice is a Toyota, no?
if no knowledge, it is ok. no issue in that. no one wins anything having car knowledge, btw.
now, in regards to Mazda, i think the most glaring "issue" here is Bermaz and Mazda Japan think the ATF (just in case, since you don't know what's NVH, ATF = Automatic transmission fluid) is lifetime fluid. meaning to say, there is no need for an oil change on the transmission.
changing ATF WILL void your warranty.
do you believe in that?
are you knowledgeable enough to make a decision whether to believe in that or not?
and to add in my personal opinion, and with experiences test driven latest Mazda 3 , Mazda CX5 and slightly older 1 facelift ago ND1 MX5 - Mazda power train, BOTH engine and transmission, are slightly underpowered. the transmission logic isn't very intelligent either for power applications, it is really geared and programmed more towards fuel economy (since it is already having disadvantage of being traditional NA + planetary gears, not advanced enough to BMW/ZF8 speed)
if you want power, you'll need to work through it and doing so, may further stress both the engine and transmission.
this is applicable to all 3 cars, and yes even the Mazda MX5 - The MX5 is a 3 pedal manual 6 speed and you determine its power or fuel economy.
so logic wise, obviously the MX5 is much better cuz i determine the logic. can't say the same for the Mazda 3 and CX5 until you use the pedal shift and have some patience on shifts (again, it isn't a ZF or a sportier Aisin 6 speed on the 86 BRZ platform)