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Toyota Matrix XRS vs Mazda 3 Hatchback


halfbake46
05-05-2008, 09:46 PM
I am going to buy a new car in the next month or so and I'm very unsure of what to do. My wife has some requirements that are really limiting my options:

Automatic transmission
Engine must take regular gas (87 octane i think)
4-door
Reliable
no more than 25,000

My requirements: Fast and sporty handling

I think the 2009 toyota matrix XRS and the 2008 Mazda 3 grand touring hatchback are good options but what do you guys think? Is there a faster car out there. What should I do??????

p.s. By fast I mean 0-60, top speed doesn't matter to me

BurntGauge
05-08-2008, 09:35 PM
Mazda3 the new Matrix looks like ass.

silentscreams85
05-08-2008, 10:19 PM
have you considered the Mazda6 sedan or the Saturn Aura? My cousin has had her Aura for just over a year and she loves it. The V6 is smooth and plenty of power and no major reliability issues.

lamehonda
05-27-2008, 05:09 PM
I too hate the looks of the new matrix. It makes me throw up on myself.

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