Originally Posted by revhigh
.... and squeaks ... and rattles ... and wind noise ... and buzzing headliners .... and unfixable suspension clunks .... and 'auto transmissions' that don't behave .... and infotainment systems that need constant software updates, etc etc ....
So .... even if they're cousins ... I'll take the one named Mazda .... for now at least ....
Yep, what I was actually saying is that they are both fundamentally good cars. Either can be marred by infotainment systems, software issues, bad transmissions, fit and finish issues, etc. Both start out on a good platform with a good suspension, which puts them ahead of many other compacts.
Mine: 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi XWD: 82k, Black, MANUAL
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654
Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 70k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune