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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

Okay so, here's the story:

Last august my parents bought me a 2007 mazda 3 S automatic. I wanted a manual, however they didn't really agree with that. I actually didn't even want the car and would have been happy with a $4000 integra. Regardless, they ended up buying it for me and I said I'd help out paying for it due to the fact that I feel bad receiving such a large gift. I have put down like 1200 towards it so far (we've paid about 3k of it off so far, 36 months 0% interest 0 down)

Anyways, my parents are looking for a new car. However they like how my 3 drives, so I told them to get a mazda 5 as it's basically a minivanified 3. So we went to the dealer and my dad didn't really like the 5. However while we were leaving we saw an 07 mazda 6 v6 mtx for $17995. MSRP is/was 23k! $5k off of msrp and it's still a new car. So we test drove it and I really liked it.

Leading on to the dillema. My dad offered to buy my the car, and my mom and dad will stick with my 3 which they like. Is $18K for a v6 6 a good deal? Am I going to be happy going to a v6 6? Anyone familiar with gas mileage? I'm assuming city won't be much worse since the 2.3 isn't great as it is... The biggest negative I've seen so far is the wide turning circle on the 6 vs the 3.

Also, on mazdausa it says $3000 cash back or 0% financing for 72 months on an 07 6. Do you guys think that 3K is already taken into account? And if so can I push to get the 0% financing as well? 0% financing at 72 months would be a scant $250 a month, which I'd most likely pay the majority of (due to me not liking huge gifts and all)

Lastly, am I going to get tired of mtx? My brother tells me im going to hate it in about 3 months.

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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

almost every question there is one that you will have to decide.. im not tired of driving a manual but thats not you. will you like the v6? hell iono, go drive it and you tell me!

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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=106380.msg2171412#msg2171412 date=1206152556]
almost every question there is one that you will have to decide.. im not tired of driving a manual but thats not you. will you like the v6? hell iono, go drive it and you tell me!

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oh come onnnnn

A bunch of people helped that busboy kid that wanted to finance a speed 3 :<


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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

more like flamed him and called him an idiot lol


anyway, the 6 is a lot bigger, if you liked how it test drove and could imagine making the switch from the 3 then go for it. I personally don't have any experience with the 6 so I can't help you there. The gas mileage will probably be a little worse

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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=106380.msg2171791#msg2171791 date=1206166296]
more like flamed him and called him an idiot lol


anyway, the 6 is a lot bigger, if you liked how it test drove and could imagine making the switch from the 3 then go for it. I personally don't have any experience with the 6 so I can't help you there. The gas mileage will probably be a little worse

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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

I like the current 6. I've spent plenty of time behind the wheel and it's a decent car. You can't beat a good MTX/V6 combo. Go drive it and cruise the 6 forums to see what actual 6 drivers are saying. Good luck with your decision.

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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

Reliability studies favor the 3 over the 6. Something I considered when looking for a car.



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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

[quote author=alpha732 link=topic=106380.msg2171460#msg2171460 date=1206153764]
[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=106380.msg2171412#msg2171412 date=1206152556]
almost every question there is one that you will have to decide.. im not tired of driving a manual but thats not you. will you like the v6? hell iono, go drive it and you tell me!

we cant help you, we can only help you help yourself
[/quote]

oh come onnnnn

A bunch of people helped that busboy kid that wanted to finance a speed 3 :<
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LOL. He needs help alright.

Your parents were smart to pass on the Mazdalunchbox5. I've never gotten tired of driving a manual and with a v6, I think you'll enjoy it more. The 0% financing is a great deal when Mazda/Ford offers it. I have the same deal. I say go for it.


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Re: 07 mazda 3 2.3 to 07 mazda 6 v6

[quote author=mrc link=topic=106380.msg2173262#msg2173262 date=1206237050]
[quote author=alpha732 link=topic=106380.msg2171460#msg2171460 date=1206153764]
[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=106380.msg2171412#msg2171412 date=1206152556]
almost every question there is one that you will have to decide.. im not tired of driving a manual but thats not you. will you like the v6? hell iono, go drive it and you tell me!

we cant help you, we can only help you help yourself
[/quote]

oh come onnnnn

A bunch of people helped that busboy kid that wanted to finance a speed 3 :<
[/quote]

LOL. He needs help alright.

Your parents were smart to pass on the Mazdalunchbox5. I've never gotten tired of driving a manual and with a v6, I think you'll enjoy it more. The 0% financing is a great deal when Mazda/Ford offers it. I have the same deal. I say go for it.
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mrc your quote in your sig is priceless.. "not how dum i am" :lmao:

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