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    #11
    It's the dealer support that is the concern of some people and not the build quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbDriver View Post
    Hello everyone,


    I would like to have your opinion on which of these 3 you would consider buying. I'm currently inclined to the Mazda 3 as I think it has the best offering for its price.

    Honda City 2014 1.5 VX (870k)
    Toyota Altis 1.6G (935k)
    Mazda 3 1.5 (945k)

    City
    Pros:
    1. Cheaper
    2. Spacious Rear leg room
    3. Rear camera
    4. Paddle Shifters

    Cons:
    1. Suspension
    2. Touch capacitive aircon controls
    3. Rear drum brakes


    Altis
    Pros:
    1. Stylish
    2. Spacious Rear leg room
    3. Better suspension than City

    Cons:
    1. Rear drum brakes
    2. No parking sensors / camera


    Mazda 3
    Pros:
    1. Very Stylish
    2. Better suspension (theoretically?) than previous 2
    3. Parking sensors
    4. Paddle Shifters

    Cons:
    1. Tight rear leg room
    2. Most expensive


    Thanks!
    Why do you list tight rear leg room as a con for the Mazda 3? It's not even tight in there anymore. Maybe you could say that about the first 2 gens, but the new one is way more spacious now.

    If in case you have not tried sitting at the back of the new Mazda 3, i think they have a public launch this weekend at BGC. Maybe you can go check it out. Personally, I went to Mazda Greenhills when my SA told me that they already have units in their showroom.

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    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by NewbDriver View Post
    Yup. Thanks. Na-consider ko na sila. Hetong 3 na short list (pwede pa si Altis at Sylphy).
    Since pwede pa si Sylphy kay Sylphy vote ko. bang for the buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    It's the dealer support that is the concern of some people and not the build quality.
    That's odd, considering Yojin 3 is here.

    Also, haven't seen a thread with Mazda casa horror stories. Unlike Mitsubishi, Hyundai, and Suzuki na marami.

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    #15
    Sylphy and Mazda3.

    The City VX obviously would be the smallest in your bunch. Also, sure ba na drum brake pa din yung rear? Its price is for sub-compact sedans already tapos di man lang full discs. Altis, very handsome exterior. Interior, mehhh. But it depends really on one's taste.

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    #16
    The City's pricing started making sense when I read James' article: James Deakin | Quick facts about the new Honda City

    It is bigger. Much bigger. As in bigger than the Civic. Crazy, I know, but Honda have increased the wheel base by 50mm and created similar legroom to a Camry while still claiming best in class trunk space. I sat in the back with the front seat pushed back as far as it could go and I still fit in.
    Sylphy - comfort (CVT, rear AC, class interior and exterior). Biggest engine for the price.
    3 - working man's BMW
    City - high tech gadgetry (HDMI for Ipad mirroring) and side airbags (first in its class?)

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    i would choose the toyota altis but the 1.6 V variant, if I'm going to buy na rin a new car, stretch ko na konti budget ko to get what I really want. Don't get me wrong though, ok naman yung honda city eh (we do have three at home) pero hindi siya "wow" sa akin eh.

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    #18
    Checked the Honda Phil website with the updated City and the dimensions were still smaller than the Civic. Was James Deakin talking about the interior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM View Post
    The City's pricing started making sense when I read James' article: James Deakin | Quick facts about the new Honda City



    Sylphy - comfort (CVT, rear AC, class interior and exterior). Biggest engine for the price.
    3 - working man's BMW
    City - high tech gadgetry (HDMI for Ipad mirroring) and side airbags (first in its class?)
    But the Altis also has a big interior, an ultra-smooth CVT, and lots of toys. Also has a superior image to the lowly City.

    Noone in this price range cares about side airbags to be honest.

    I don't see what makes the City a better buy than the Altis.


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    #20
    Altis has a more comfortable suspension than the Mazda3.

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