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This is probably gonna kill my site bandwidth but what the hell. Here's the new addition. We replaced the old 96 Golf 2.0L. I was so impressed with my experience at the Mazda dealer. Car is outfitted with the Xenons, 6 Disc in Dash, Moonroof. About 20K out the door. Got a recent college grad discount. The car is basically my girlfriends, she just got her masters. Nothing else we test drove even came close to comparing to this car. I'm lovin the color. If you haven't driven one of these yet.. get out there. For all you complaining the P5 didn't have enough power... go drive one of these. This car scoots in a big way, VERY fun driver. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif



 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (GoFastChickenwing)

3's are good looking cars ..nice job...
but isnt the 3 an im proved 5? so...they're not coming out with a new 5?
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (passataholic)

Nice color and nice purchase.........Mazda gets a http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif from me...they are really coming out with some great cars, I really hope they are successful
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (rawk)

This car just flat out rocks. If only it has AWD as an option . . . http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (Volkscience)

Congrats and nice pick. Great color choice and those seats are very nice. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (Trifecta)

Very nice!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Got any pics of what the Xenon's look like at night?
How good is the stereo?
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (Volkscience)

Nice Car. I am diggin these cars more and more. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (DeepBlue32)

my buddy just got one of those. super nice. very quick. i was nicely surprised although he hasn't let me drive it yet. i must say though that i do like those cars.
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (euro GTX)

I might get a lot of slack for this... but to me, this car is EVERYTHING Volkswagen should be doing right now. We cross-shopped MK4s (Golf had to be 4-door for her and a hatch) and there's just no comparison here. The dash and interior materials are every bit as nice IF NOT nicer than what can be found in the Golf. The ride is firm sporty but not jarring. The handling is light despite the 2700+lb curb wieght. Turn in is very quick. Hell I'm impressed that when the AC is running you feel basically NO parasitic power loss. Now it's not fair because I've yet to see or drive a MK5 in person but for what's available now this car is just so far ahead of most offerings. The only thing really close would be the Matrix/Vibe twins and well... the styling to me leaves something to be desired otherwise they are nice vehicles.
I've yet to test the Xenons, will try and get some pics later @ night. Because it's entry level there isn't a auto-leveling device on them. They do however have a manual setting. So if you have the back loaded up with sandbags or something you can set them lower to keep from blinding people too badly.
The stereo sounds pretty good. We both listen to pretty heavy music and it did a great jump handling it. One complaint I do have... and maybe I just haven't figured it out is the in-dash 6 CD only plays random on 1 CD at a time. In other words it doesn't shuffle all 6 CDs.


Modified by Volkscience at 1:18 PM 5-20-2004
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (Volkscience)

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watever, let's see more of the mk3 now.
just kidding, i like the new mazda a lot, but for 20K, i think my choice is still a mk4 with a 1.8t engine and a softer dash
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (BlueyedBoi69)

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Very nice!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Got any pics of what the Xenon's look like at night?
How good is the stereo?


Here's a picture of my 3 with the Xenon's. I don't have a pic of the beam pattern, but it's very dense, full coverage. I've never been behind headlights that were so good at night. The foglights add nothing to the lighting in front of the car; they just get lost in the xenon beam.
http://www.imagestation.com/my...bum=1
BTW, congrats on the purchase. I love my Mazda3.
Rob


Modified by Gvr4-330 at 4:17 AM 5-21-2004
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (Gvr4-330)

that's titanium silver right? I just test drove one of those yesterday, as I will hopefully be buying one in a few months. My only other consideration right now beside the 3s, is the Scion TC which will be coming out in a couple of weeks. Besides having 2 doors, it compares very well, if not better than the 3 in alot of aspects, but I still like the way the 3 looks better, so we'll see. Anway, nice purchase, and good luck w/your new car. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Just showin off the new purchase (Volkscience)

I wasn't as loving of this new 3 when I first saw pics, but it IS definitely growing on me. It was never ugly, but I just LOVED the old P5 so much.
Is it me or is this 3 the MOST well DETAILED compact out there????
Civic? Nope. Cobalt? Nope. Focus? Nope. Sentra? Nope. Golf? Nope. 206? Nope. Lancer? Nope. Neon? nope.
I just have not seen a compact car detailed as well as a luxury car before... especially when you get the leather.
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Evidently you can get an air damn/spoiler (amoung other things) for this? Anyone know what that looks like?
 
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