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post #1 of 20 Old 01-18-2016, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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What cars did you test drive?

So what other cars did you test drive before making the choice to purchase a CX3?

I can remember watching the adds for the CX3 and thinking wow that's in my budget!

I test drove all new cars and they were;

Toyota Corolla Levin
Golf Comfortline
Polo Comfortline
Renault Clio R.S
Renault Capture
Mazda 3 Touring
Mini Cooper 3-door

All completely different cars to the CX3 But I'm still happy with my choice

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I didn't test drive any lol. Only the CX-3 when the first one arrived on my local dealers lot. I knew its want I wanted so saved me the hassle of having to shop around lol.
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Audi A4, BMW 320i, BMW X3, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Impreza.

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here in Ohio, I drove the CRV and CX-5.

picked the CX-3 for its more athletic look, options for the price, great handling characteristics and the lease deal.

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Mazda Miata. Not really. While my CX-3 was getting reading for financing, the sales manager gave me the keys and told me to take my time. I almost went home with the Miata instead! haha
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(US Market)

Honda HRV
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Impreza
Hyundai Sonata (Just to see how far they've come)
Hyundai Elantra (more similar in size to the CX3, leagues apart in features/quality)
Mazda 3 2/2.5 hatch
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes C300

It's no easy task to find a "nice", small (sub 170" or thereabouts length), reliable (I prefer Japanese imports), efficient, FUN TO DRIVE (hence the lack of Toyotas and many Hondas), semi-affordable car in the US market.

It's a good thing I liked the CX-3, as it kind of ended up the only girl left standing.
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other than every mazda we had as i work for them but almost every subaru since they are next door owned by the same owner as well as the jeep renegade and some dodges awd somethings as that brand is also owned by the same owner. oh and both fiat 500 and the abarth. i also tried the rav 4, corolla, camry, 2014 elantra and veloster turbo, 2014 honda civic, HR V, CRZ, and some fords as we had like 3 on our used lot from 2013.

i tried all of these for about 3 weeks as i was planning on trading in my honda fit for a newer car until the honda got t-boned and it goes bye bye. other than being a great car i also got employee discounts and help from my sales managers who helped me out greatly.

this was also a perfect choice as it hits most of my criteria right off the bat. AWD, looks good, interior is fantastic, good enough cargo (nothing beats my fit), greater luxuries i never had before (working A/C, heated leather seats, no leaks), and i can maintain and fix almost any problems through work cheaply so sweet on that.

out of all of those and the fact that my girlfriend is also co-paying for it i sucked it up and passed on all the turbo cars and fwd cars and ended up with the cx3 which i do not at all regret. still i will complain and whine till im blue in the face i want a manual cx3 darn it
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I have test driven several but my thoughts always go back to the
Mazda CX-3 Closed Course test drive.
They brought
a couple of CX-3s ,
a Jeep Renegade ,
a Nissan Juke &
a Subaru Crosstrek

Free Lunch, a set of headphones in a Mazda branded zipper case
and a couple of white knuckled Mazda reps
I had so much fun on a closed course
it's nice to know some a-hole is not popping out in front of you.

ever since then I wanted a CX-3 - but I did my duty and also drove others (Honda CRV, Fiat500x , Mini don't remember model and others)

only the Juke came close for handling/fun factor combined, but it uses premium fuel, didn't have as many features and I couldn't get used to the look

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I have test driven several but my thoughts always go back to the
Mazda CX-3 Closed Course test drive.

only the Juke came close for handling/fun factor combined, but it uses premium fuel, didn't have as many features and I couldn't get used to the look


the Juke looks like a warthog.

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the Juke looks like a warthog.
the juke with the right paint scheme looks like bulbasaur.
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