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a Mazda Testimony #5096711
05/05/19 04:46 PM
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miden851 Offline OP
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a randomly picked YT video; some of you may not be so surprised by it grin



2008 Mazda6i GT; @221K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @44K miles
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096722
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I drive a 2002 Mazda Protege5 but it only has 250,000 miles on it. It’s been a great car.


You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096724
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Basic maintenance will have any Mazda at 250K miles.

Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096727
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I put 158k on my 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 over 8 years. Loved it.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: Mr Nice] #5096735
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VW Fanboy Island
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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Basic maintenance will have any Mazda at 250K miles.
I'm not sure they have the corrosion resistance for 250k miles in the rust belt.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 210k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096745
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I'm on my 3rd Mazda now. First one is a 2007 Mazda6, 5sp manual with just under 200k miles. Other than normal wear items, at 110k, it needed an O2 sensor. I had a 2009 Mazda6 6sp manual and after 5 years, it had 65k miles but was hit on the street and totaled. Great car while I had it! Now I have an infant... 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback Touring, 6sp automatic with only 8k miles. Absolutely love everything about it. I wasn't sure if I'd be OK with an automatic but, turns-out I absolutely love it. It's not a CVT and the shift points (up and down) really feel good.

Prior to this, I've had nothing but new Toyota's since 1981 (still have a 2011 Tacoma).

IMO. Mazda is now on-par with Toyota quality. They cost a little less up-front but have a slightly lower resale value.

Ray

Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096750
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Miatas will be around after the apocalypse. They are one of the few 1990s cars on the road in significant numbers.


2001 F150 5.4L 140k miles
2013 Nissan Juke Nismo 80k
2000 Honda S2000 183k
1998 BMW 328i 170k
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: 2strokeNorthstar] #5096752
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Mazda is the modern-day Chevy Vega mad

Originally Posted by 2strokeNorthstar
Miatas will be around after the apocalypse. They are one of the few 1990s cars on the road in significant numbers.


You're in California where cars don't rust smirk2

Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096779
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Pretty neat. My 2011 Mazda 6 has been problem free so far at 122k miles. Great cars.

OP, how has your 08 Mazda6 been?

Last edited by GMFan; 05/05/19 06:38 PM.

2011 Mazda6, 121k miles
"Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create - this is man."
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096804
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My Mazda (listed below)was still running as well as ever at 600k miles. It had all the usual routine repairs and replacements, but only three biggies: noisy bearings replaced in the transmission at ~360k, a head transplant (due to erosion of coolant passages, not wear) at ~476k and one clutch job (due to oil, not wear) at ~345k. Still had the original PCV valve, original timing chain, and most original wheel bearings at the end.

My nephew's 1997 626 had a lot of troubles, but may have been abused before he got it, as well as after.


2011 Toyota Prius now at 100K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
1954 Chevrolet retired at 121K
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5096814
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Mazda is the modern-day Chevy Vega mad

Vega, ha. The #1 worst car ever made, IMO. Mazdas don't hold a candle. The engine was burning oil and had lost compression before it had a chance to rust. I'd rather have a Yugo. I'm pretty sure it was faster and would definitely last longer.


2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6T DCT
2006 Pontiac (Holden) GTO AT
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 NA (beater)
2005 Toyota Matrix FWD (ultra beater)
"Fob" and "Noack" are not acronyms.
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5096988
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That 1st generation of Mazda 3 hates winter salt. Something about the primer / paint being different. Around here, RUST kills them before mechanical failures. 10 years, give or take, and they get scrapped.

Always liked the styling though ...


2011 SUBARU Impreza 5-door manual / 2016 HONDA Pilot / 2011 MAZDA 2 auto
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: 2strokeNorthstar] #5096989
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Originally Posted by 2strokeNorthstar
Miatas will be around after the apocalypse. They are one of the few 1990s cars on the road in significant numbers.



Spec Miata and other racing series have taken the toll on that market though. It's hard in this area to find a decent used one these days. Wish I hadn't sold mine.


2008 Acura TL Type S - 155k*
2003 Honda Accord V6 - 207k*
2000 Honda Accord I4 - 325k
Oil - Milesyn SXR5W30 / *Havoline ProDS 5W30
Filter - Partsmaster 61334 (All)
Trans - Idemitsu H Plus (All)
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5097270
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Mazda is the modern-day Chevy Vega mad


What are you smoking? Mazdas are some of the most reliable cars made


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: a Mazda Testimony [Re: miden851] #5097290
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I'm on my second Mazda, another CX5. My first one made it to 106K miles when the HPFP went out, and I decided to trade it in vs. spending $1200 for that and other minor things, as I never really fell in love with it (2015 Touring base model)


2019 CX5 Grand Touring Reserve
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