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    I went to the Mazda dealer recently and i thought the CX-5 was pretty good. Bigger than the 3 but not as expensive as the 6 (if i remember right).

    We are selling a mini if he's interested? Totally unpractical in so many ways (looks cool though)

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    Not sure but you can look into it..maybe someone on here owns one and can tell you.
    Its 2.5 i think or maybe 2.4. fuel consumption would be pretty similar with all cars of that size.

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    You know how I feel about my Mazda3 Benji. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    And she was $10K, a 2006 model.

    Costs about $60 to fill up with the petrol light on, so almost full tank and lasts me about 2 weeks - that includes driving to and from work every day, picking DP up and dropping her at work 4xweek and using it on weekends and Thursdays and Fridays throughout the day at work.

    No complaints so far

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    DH got a Hyundai i20 (the i30's are bigger) and it's been fantastic. A great, cheap, economical car

    Hyundai's aren't the cr*p boxes they used to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    We are selling a mini if he's interested? Totally unpractical in so many ways (looks cool though)
    Oh I just love minis! He likes them, too. I told him get whatever he wanted, my car can be the one that hauls around the kid/s. Damnit, I want a mini!

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    You know how I feel about my Mazda3 Benji. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    And she was $10K, a 2006 model.

    Costs about $60 to fill up with the petrol light on, so almost full tank and lasts me about 2 weeks - that includes driving to and from work every day, picking DP up and dropping her at work 4xweek and using it on weekends and Thursdays and Fridays throughout the day at work.

    No complaints so far
    Wondering how selfish it would be if I really talk up the Mazda 3 because I want to drive his car around?

    I think it would be 'respectable' enough for him. He looks young so tends to get pulled over a bit in his current sports car!

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    Definitely look at second hand Mazda's, they are so cheap and reliable. My Mazda never lets me down and is so cheap to run. I have a 323, which is basically the old-school version of the Mazda3. Great car

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    Fuel consumption on the cheapest model Mazda 6 is 8.4 according to the cars guide in the back of top gear magazine

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    Yep Mazda! 3 or 6 are awesome Dad cars.
    DH is looking at a Mazda 3 or 6 now after we got a Mazda cx9 so we can be matching! Lol....not really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    Yep Mazda! 3 or 6 are awesome Dad cars.
    DH is looking at a Mazda 3 or 6 now after we got a Mazda cx9 so we can be matching! Lol....not really...
    I actually REALLY want DP to get the same car as me but different colour. I think it would be cute. He thinks it would be daggy

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    Not selfish at all

    We all know the reason we got a Mazda3 was because *I* wanted one. M is cool with that


 

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