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    Default Fun-to-drive cars under $25,000 and over 30 mpg

    For all you cheapos that want performance on a budget. It's short but fairly accurate.

    http://www.autosite.com/content/shar...cle_id_int/637

    BTW: I don't believe the SRT-4 comes even close to its rated gas mileage numbers. I'm only getting about 300 km's a full tank of premium in the city.

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    I totally agree with first place. I would love to own that car.

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    Mazda 3 more fun than a RSX-S ?

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    Originally posted by Impreza
    Mazda 3 more fun than a RSX-S ?



    Having driven a 5spd 3 I found it to be more sedate than any of the other cars on the list except for maybe the focus.

    I think the SRT wins for speed but the MINI wins for handling.

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    Originally posted by Impreza
    Mazda 3 more fun than a RSX-S ?
    Mazda 3 = Protege
    RSX-S = Civic

    It's not like either car is a sports car as they ar both built on similar economy car platforms and if there is one thing Mazda does good it is make a sporty handling car.

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    I've driven both, and I think that's about right. The Mazda 3 does seem to be a bit more agile even if not as quick as an RSX-S.

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    I'm surprised the Miata didn't make the cut.

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    i guess your not a cheapo since you drive a neon? lol maybe you wanan reword that ...

    and according to your argument, the srt-4 is not a sporty car at all either since, its base is an econobox neon....

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    Originally posted by lastprodigy
    i guess your not a cheapo since you drive a neon? lol maybe you wanan reword that ...

    and according to your argument, the srt-4 is not a sporty car at all either since, its base is an econobox neon....
    Why would I re-word anything? When did I say in this thread anything about the SRT-4 except it's poor gas mileage or that I'm not a cheapo? Please take an hour after you inhale all that glue before you start to type.

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    Originally posted by heavyD


    Why would I re-word anything? When did I say in this thread anything about the SRT-4 except it's poor gas mileage or that I'm not a cheapo? Please take an hour after you inhale all that glue before you start to type.
    yea ok....haha im not the one comparing an srt4 to an nsx...regardless of how fast it is

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    It's not really cheapo since that's $25K US.

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    Originally posted by Impreza
    Mazda 3 more fun than a RSX-S ?
    Agreed the RSX-S is on its last legs, but its still got a big edge on the 3 in my opinion.

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    Originally posted by lastprodigy
    yea ok....haha im not the one comparing an srt4 to an nsx...regardless of how fast it is
    Different thread.....Idiot. And in that thread I said the SRT-4 was faster than anything with an "H" or "A" badge and of course the Honda boys had to come back and say "Not faster than an NSX type R". I never brought the NSX up nor did I "compare" the SRT-4 to it. Let's please leave that alone now as it is a different thread. Thanks junior.

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    2 things always impacted my mileage in the SRT4:

    Ethanol based fuel
    My right foot

    the car is actually capable of decent mileage, I wasn't though.


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    Saving up for a used shitbox to enhance my cool factor.

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    Is it even possible to get a Mini S here for anywhere under 40?

    That list is dead on, IMO.
    Original Post NAZI Moderated


    Originally posted by r3cc0s
    Felon or Mistermeiner

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    Originally posted by Weapon_R
    Is it even possible to get a Mini S here for anywhere under 40?

    That list is dead on, IMO.
    A barebone Mini-S is only $30K + dest + tax. But options will easily take it to $40K.

    The Mini-S with factory blower (200HP) probably starts @ $40K.

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    i hate the minis, out of those bunch i'd take the gts easily?

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    Originally posted by Xtrema


    A barebone Mini-S is only $30K + dest + tax. But options will easily take it to $40K.

    The Mini-S with factory blower (200HP) probably starts @ $40K.
    Okay, I get it. I was under the impression that all Mini-S were blown and the non-'S' models were the cheaper and more affordable units.
    Original Post NAZI Moderated


    Originally posted by r3cc0s
    Felon or Mistermeiner

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    isn't the red line based on the same platform as the cobalt?

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    Originally posted by chris
    isn't the red line based on the same platform as the cobalt?
    Yes. They share the same platform and drivetrain. Interior/exterior, suspension tuning, wheels/tires, etc are different. Most of the reviews about the ion say the interior is horrible while the Cobalts is nicer.

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