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Mazda3 vs Nissan Sentra

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  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Well, the MazdaSpeed3 took 1st place and the Civic Si took 3rd place in the Edmunds comparison. Civic Si is overrated.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Civic Si is overrated.

    I would not say it's "overrated", however, when you stack it up against other sport compacts, it does not stand out as much as the MS3. Afterall, it is a Civic.

    I called a friend of mine at the local Nissan dealer, and he stated that he wont see the SE-R Spec V for quite some time. I'm very curious how it will perform.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    sometimes i feel the mazda speed 3 is overrated just because people like you feel like butting the car into conversations that it was not involved in just of for the sake of doing so. :mad: (i.e. how i was comparing the se-r to the gti and si. And the fact that it came out 3rd and won the most innovative powertrain in the same comparo you are speaking of says volumes about the civic, especially when the 2 cars that bested it were turbo's with large displacement engines.)
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    "sometimes i feel the mazda speed 3 is overrated just because people like you feel like butting the car into conversations that it was not involved in just of for the sake of doing so."

    .....and I can recall a certain someone butting the Civic Si into a conversation which was specifically regarding comparisons between the base Mazda3 and the regular Civic.

    BTW - since this entire THREAD is titled "Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra", why is there even discussions involving either the GTI or the Si? If the discussion has morphed over to the SE-R and SpecV, wouldn't bringing up the Speed3 be on topic considering the thread?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    The Mazda3 is certainly better than any current Sentra.
    Will have to wait until March to see how the SE-R and Spec V measure up.
    Neither the Sentra nor the 3 win any beauty contests.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    hey rorr. Yeah i may have butted it in but i was following suit with someone elses comments on the si was i not? If not, my bad!
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Well, the situation I remember was someone comparing a Mazda 3i vs. a Civic EX and they made a statement regarding their perception of the interior quality being better even on the most basic Mazda3 than the Civic. I thought it was very clear they were trying to compare the 'regular' Mazda3 (3i or 3s with their available interiors) to the 'regular' Civic (either LX or EX). And yet you felt the need to defend the Civic by bringing in the Si.

    Picky on my part? Sure. Just giving an example though....
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    Well rorr i honestly dont remember because it was awhile back. And at least i was comparing the same 'car' in the sense that it was still a civic. (as oppossed to butting in a car that has absolutely nothing to do with the comparison at hand trim level or not.)

    boo ya. :P
  • reuel3reuel3 Posts: 114
    ...civil. There is nothing wrong with a little banter, but let's make sure no one takes it too far. (Just a friendly reminder)
  • According to VW's site the GTI Mark V is 3,100lbs. Against the new spec's 3,080 lbs weight it looks like in this case the Spec has a slight edge weight wise. In the videos the guys driving say it handles like a dream. Maybe I'll test drive one.
  • Well it is kinda, sometimes when a Nissan fan like myself posts something praising the SpecVs and such some Honda person comes out of the woodwork and starts telling me how the Civic Si or Hondas in general will smoke the SpecVs or Sentras blah blah blah and all. Hondas are the ones who sport "i-VTec DOHC" stickers on the cars. It could be said that Hondas are the kings of talk because the most of the time the only energy being produced is the Honda driver running his or her mouth about how they can beat this and that car. You don't see us Nissan people doing that, we don't need or have to trash talk we know we have great cars.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    It could be said that Hondas are the kings of talk because the most of the time the only energy being produced is the Honda driver running his or her mouth about how they can beat this and that car. You don't see us Nissan people doing that, we don't need or have to trash talk we know we have great cars.

    HA! Have you been to the sentra ser forums? They are filled with this kind of stuff! :blush:

    ANYBODY is capbable of running their mouth. Its not limited to a specific brand loyal group.
  • Pot calling the kettle black. :P Actually what you have said is incorrect, I have been to them and they are filled with other brands' fans putting Nissan's down. Nature of competition, when you're the best everyone is out to get you fans included.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    actually the last time i checked it was 2 nissan guys arguing which gen. of ser was faster. I went to post on that forum flabbergasted( always wanted to say that. ;) about why the whole 'smoked' term was used, seeing as how 'smoked' usually means besting the other car by a wide margin.

    And even then i expressed interest in the car, its availability with an auto and its adundant torque.

    But when you go in with the childish '_____ sucks' comments, you are just asking for it. Geez it wasn't even a si vs. se-r thread. And if it was, i'm pretty sure your posts would be along the same '___ sucks, nissan is better' lines, which unfortunately makes for very poor conversation but does make for some great 'at james31278's expense' entertainment.

    :)

    Nature of competition, when you're the best everyone is out to get you fans included.

    no one is the best. Just proves my point.
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
    Please check the topic title, this discussion is not about Hondas, VWs, or your personal opinions of each other. If you wish to exchange any further personal "pleasantries", I suggest you take it outside..preferably in email or you can also go over to www.carspace.com and use the chat feature there.

    Thanks for your cooperation!

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • james31278james31278 Posts: 78
    Wrong topic. Hahaha.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
  • james31278james31278 Posts: 78
    Well this is the Mazda3 vs Sentra topic.
  • 23109vc23109vc Posts: 218
    I am torn between these two cars. I like the power of the MS3, and the fact that you *could* fit three people in the back. Price of MS3 is great for what you get.

    I test drove an 8 and was blown away with how it cornered, and how it took the twisties. The RX8 seems more sporty - it's RWD, has a great shifter, and looks more agressive when fitted with the appearance package/body kit.

    for those of you who have had a chance to test drive them back to back - what were your thoughts or observations?

    the RX8 only fits two in the back, and I might need to fit more than 2 people in the back of my next car...so I'm reluctant to get an 8, not to mention bad MPG and reliability issues...but it was so much fun.

    you guys think a MS3 would outrun an RX8 on a twisty backgrod...or would the RX8 just walk awawy from teh MS3...in a straight line the MS3 would outrun an 8...but what about in the twisties???
  • autonomousautonomous Posts: 1,769
    the RX8 only fits two in the back, and I might need to fit more than 2 people in the back of my next car...
    The RX8 is a sports car not a sedan. I'd only have 2 in the back of an RX8 if the trip was short or the occupants were four legged. More than 2, yikes! If you only use the backseat infrequently, then go for the RX8.

    Your dilemma is the classic one of heart over head. If you find yourself making excuses for getting an RX8, why fight it? :)
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