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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    is it going to be sold in our country?

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    I doubt it - considering we're one of the last in the ASEAN to get the new model Mazda3, and that we've never even seen the M/T variants of the 3 here in our market.

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    this could be the reason why i did not receive any feedbacks coming from them.

    but if they introduce that car here i'm pretty sure there's plenty of buyers for that. the car looks great in photos.

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    Plenty of buyers for the new 3 for sure.

    For the turbo mazdaspeed variant, that will depend on the price.

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    The Ford-Mazda alliance in the Philippines has traditionally been reluctant to bring in specialty models and low-volume cars because they're concerned about servicing issues and the "reliability" stigma attached to having sportscars with hard-to-find parts. People already b*tch and moan about waiting more than a two weeks for a trim piece or a rarely-stocked part... even if they have to wait the same amount of time (or longer) for similar items from the Japanese dealers. They'd throw a gasket if they had to wait for shipping from the US for a Ford Mustang clutch!

    But you never know... Mazda brought in a short run of RX8s, they sell the low-volume CX9, and they have the MX-5. And for the past year, Mazda Philippines has been trying to forge an identity separate from Ford. Yet I don't see them clamoring to bring in the Mazdaspeed3... with taxes, it'd cost much more than the WRX, (Just like the Ralliart) which would seriously hamper sales.

    The MX-5 suffers from similarly heavy taxes... but there really is no other alternative in the price range if you want a classic roadster-type sportscar (the Genesis Coupe is a different animal... it's a sportscar/grand tourer).

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    I'd think twice before I'd say a sporty car would find a lot of buyers. It's so easy to say but money talks much louder.

    Case in point: the FD2 Honda Civic 2.0S M/T. People clamored for it but very few people actually bought the thing. Look at it now: discontinued.

    With that in mind, I'd say probably not. Mitsubishi is doing a similar move with the Lancer Ralliart, but at PhP2.37 million...I say good luck to them finding buyers for that when the Subaru Impreza WRX is a whole PhP700k cheaper.

new mazda 3 hatch turbo (2010) model