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mazda vs. VW the final battle

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by das müffin mann, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    ok guys my car search is nearing the end and i am stuck between these two cars
    all i need to know is which would you buy/which would be the more reliable of the two
    mazda6 s
    or VW jetta

    i have driven both cars and they both ride very well, both interiors have been well maintained
    the mazda is a bit more luxurious, and has a little more umph to it
    but i care more about reliability and longevity than the interior (what ever car i get, first thing they are getting is a new system)
     
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    Japanese vs German, so you gonna get good reliability either way, but if I had to choose, I would take the Mazda 6 anyday. Looks so much better IMO
     
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    Another vote on the Mazda 6, altough both cars are good, the passat seems more dated.

    :toast:
     
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    My vote is for the Jetta. Just .. like it .. no apparent reason :p
     
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    If you can get a Jetta with a 2.0 TFSI engine, go for it... the link you posted is to a Passat, so I'm assuming its wrong? With the 2.0TFSI, you can drop in a K04 turbo (or Garrett to your liking), and you're good for around 300hp...

    Anyhoo, Passat realiability is apparently not that great... dunno about the Mazda...

    Out of the two, its a hard choice. I'd prolly take the Passat. If its between Jetta and Mazda, unless you can get a 2.0TFSI Jetta, I'd take the Mazda.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed. And since you live in the US muffin man, get the Mazda.
     
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    Mazda would be my choice. Proven reliability: the mazda6 = mazda 626, good history. Both are good cars, but i believe the mazda6 is higher end.
     
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    I would go with the Mazda 6 if it were my choice. Very reliable and stylish car. Mazda is owned by Ford so in the future parts are going to be more affordable and aftermarket is better for the Mazda.
     
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    Everyone here knows I love German cars, but the Mazda 6 is too good to pass up, and the Jetta isn't nearly as spacious in the interior.
     
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    I'd also vote for the 6. We have both essentially. My wife has a 2004 Mazda 6 wagon and I have an 01 VW GTI.

    Are you looking at a Jetta or Passat. Passat is the one in your link.

    The Passat will get better gas mileage seeing as how it's a 1.8t 4cyl. you can get a chip flasher and up the HP by about 50 and torque by 75 and still get better mileage.

    The 6 has the v6 and more hp stock but it doesn't get very good gas mileage. Handles great.
     
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    I vote for the Jetta. The 1.8T is a fantastic engine. Good power and great fuel economy. Plus that Jetta (with its vin# starting with a "w") built in Germany...and is much reliable than its Mexico built com padres. Mazda is also good, but in my experience they require $$$ maintenance when they have high mileage. I have owned a 323, two 626, and a millenia s.
     
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    Jettas sold in the US are far from being German cars.
     
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    Yea, most of them are from Mexico. :laugh:
     
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    VW FTW the new mazda 6s are god awful. I think they ruined the 6 with the new design. The older ones are okay but I would much rather have a Jetta TDI or just a good ole VR6.
     
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    The Mazda6 has a better reliability track record than the VW. I'd get the 6.
     
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    I assume he means the design.
     
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    Not that you need another vote... but I really like the new Mazda 6 as well.

    My two current cars should be paid off by the end of the year. Sell one, trade the other one in for a 2010 model or mildly used 2009 :D
     
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    mazda :rockout:
     
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    Ah I see now. That's why you think so poorly of VW. Know this though, in Europe VW cars are some of the best and most reliable, much better than any Japanese cars.
     
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    Design is from Germany. I'm talking about parts and assembly.
     
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    VW is the biggest manufacturers in Europe they are owned by Porsche due to good market buys but anyway VW have some of the best cars in europe, very efficient yet still has all the handling, speed, acceleration ect

    im going to get a polo or a golf as my first car as it happens

    assembly is different abroad but the cars are really good id go for a VW
     
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    you guys in the US sure love spacious large engine cars lol a 1.2l or a 1.4l will do me
     
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    Huh? Mabye back in the 80's and 70's. Yeah, we like SUV's too but that's changing. You should come visit the US sometimes before going off on your broad statements about it again. My pad is always open! :toast:
     
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    This.

    Many of the large SUVs are being replaced by smaller ones, the Mercury Mariner hybrid gets 33/31 mpg I think.

    You'll see more compacts in America than ever before.
     
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    I personally own an 04 jetta with a 2.0L good car and reliable, but if you do have to fix something get the big wallet out, and get your ZOMG face ready when they quote you a price!

    If you arent a very handy mechanic Id go for the Mazda!
     

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