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Old 07-12-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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What to choose...

Well Folks, Im am going to be forced to sell my 06 Dodge Ram, and Camper due to getting married and buying a home next year.

Now before all say keep the truck. Its really not likely. With the cost of the payment,Fuel, Not to mention what her Student loan payment will be and a mortage, On top of a wedding.

Anyway selling the camper will pretty much cancel out 80% of the negative equity in the Ram. Plus Cash i have so.. I have started looking and intend to buy come end of Aug,Sept here is my choice's thus far:

1. Mazda 3
2. Cobalt
3. 08 Lancer
4. 08 Nissan Sentra
5. Ford Fusion- As long as its 0% and 2k Cash back, come year end close
6. G6-As long as its 0% and 2k Cash back, come year end close

Your thoughs and suggestion's Please.

Keep the flame **** to yourselfs, im on a Budget of right around 20k to lower my payment by 100-150 Bucks.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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First, I would drive them all. From the list, I would knock off the Cobalt, I cant stand them, but its personal preference. I would probably go with a Mazda 3 with all that you have to chose from, but the best thing you can do is drive them all and then narrow your choices down. You may love the look of one, but then absolutely hate it after you sit in it and drive it.
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Well Folks, Im am going to be forced to sell my 06 Dodge Ram, and Camper due to getting married and buying a home next year.

Now before all say keep the truck. Its really not likely. With the cost of the payment,Fuel, Not to mention what her Student loan payment will be and a mortage, On top of a wedding.

Anyway selling the camper will pretty much cancel out 80% of the negative equity in the Ram. Plus Cash i have so.. I have started looking and intend to buy come end of Aug,Sept here is my choice's thus far:

1. Mazda 3
2. Cobalt
3. 08 Lancer
4. 08 Nissan Sentra
5. Ford Fusion- As long as its 0% and 2k Cash back, come year end close
6. G6-As long as its 0% and 2k Cash back, come year end close

Your thoughs and suggestion's Please.

Keep the flame **** to yourselfs, im on a Budget of right around 20k to lower my payment by 100-150 Bucks.
Well if u wanna roll down the windows, get a fusion or G6..(if your talking 07 brand spanking new). The new sentras are ok but i hate how they look like altimas that have no ballz. The lancer i think migt be a good choice, you could get one pretty much loaded for 20k...Cobalt is nice, you cant get a SS for 20k brand new though so unless ur going used ide say thats out. And the base models are god ugly...Mazda 3's are hot. Ide go hatchback if you get one tho...The non hatchbacks look like they want to be a hatchback and a cobalt at the same time...
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But since your on a tight budget, why dont you just buy used instead of having to monthly payments again or throwing alot of cash out for a brand new car. Then once funds start rolling in better, get a new car you'll really enjoy, that'll be how I would roll in your situation.
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Nissan Sentra or Mazda 3. Maybe wait a bit as I see a couple of the car companies advertising family pricing again, the rest will always follow
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I would go with either the mazda or the fusion...or get a 10K used car
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Mazda 3 FTW! Everyone I've heard of that has one loves it. The interior seems really nice too, from the new ones I see at work.
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There will be no Manual Tran's as the wifey as to be able to drive it. I've thought about going used. BUT with this being getting close to year end. You can usually find 0% vs going used at say 6-7%. You Might save 3k on the sticker but lose it in, interest.

Right now without testing driving any of them. It will be a Fusion,Mazda 3 or a G6. I know dealer's personally at Mazda and Ford, so i can get a better price.However the lancer has my eye also, along with a kick ass warranty.

Im waiting to do anything untill End of Aug/Sept. To try and cash in on year end close out. Its just starting now with ford. Why wait till Aug/Sept Better deals, not to mention i still have a camper to sell.
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There will be no Manual Tran's as the wifey as to be able to drive it. I've thought about going used. BUT with this being getting close to year end. You can usually find 0% vs going used at say 6-7%. You Might save 3k on the sticker but lose it in, interest.

Right now without testing driving any of them. It will be a Fusion,Mazda 3 or a G6. I know dealer's personally at Mazda and Ford, so i can get a better price.However the lancer has my eye also, along with a kick ass warranty.

Im waiting to do anything untill End of Aug/Sept. To try and cash in on year end close out. Its just starting now with ford. Why wait till Aug/Sept Better deals, not to mention i still have a camper to sell.
Mazda 3s come standard with an automatic with a manual mode.
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There will be no Manual Tran's as the wifey as to be able to drive it. I've thought about going used. BUT with this being getting close to year end. You can usually find 0% vs going used at say 6-7%. You Might save 3k on the sticker but lose it in, interest.

Right now without testing driving any of them. It will be a Fusion,Mazda 3 or a G6. I know dealer's personally at Mazda and Ford, so i can get a better price.However the lancer has my eye also, along with a kick ass warranty.

Im waiting to do anything untill End of Aug/Sept. To try and cash in on year end close out. Its just starting now with ford. Why wait till Aug/Sept Better deals, not to mention i still have a camper to sell.
If it makes a difference to you, look at it like this, the Fusion is the Mazda 6, only cheaper, and different looking. They are built on the same frame, as well as the Mercury Milan. However, the Ford and Mercury versions offer AWD without having to shell out $30k for the Mazdaspeed version.

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. where the hell did u find that qoute. I've been framed!!!

No it more then likely will either be a Mazda 3, or a G6. Mainly because i can get a really good deal from both.

I've already been told i can probably get a Mazda 3 Touring for around 20k and a G6 for around 17k. (I get a supplier discount on both)

We shall see.
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