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Offline spanish

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New Tim
« on: March 04, 2018, 10:29:42 PM »
Hi, My name's Tim and I'm a new member. Don't hate me, but I actually drive a Corsa. I've been trying to talk myself out of a new, well, Mazda 3 funnily enough but I think I'm failing. I suppose I'm hear to learn about how people get on with them, and whether there are any issues to know about. I'd like something that goes a bit faster, drives a bit better, hold together a bit better and looks a bit prettier than my current one.

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Re: New Tim
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 11:34:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  I'm sure that whatever you read in the forums is bound to be better than a Corsa. :)
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Re: New Tim
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 11:34:34 PM »
Harsh!

Fair though.

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Re: New Tim
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 07:57:31 AM »
Well the good news is the timing chains on the petrol ones tend to last the life of the engine (unlike the corsa).

Depending on which version you buy the main issue to look out for is rust. Diesels are in performance terms the pick of the two but for the full Japanese reliability experience you'll bed a petrol as the psa sourced 1.6d especially can be a mare (or no bother if you get a good one but certainly the least reliable of all the available choices).

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Re: New Tim
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 07:57:31 AM »