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COMPACT CARS

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regfootball    234

This will be a fun companion topic to the mid size sedans one. no lux makes please. Just the blue collar ones.

No way I can make a full list right now, but here is for starters.

1. Mazda3

-the Astra would get inserted here

2. Rabbit / Jetta

-or here

3. Lancer (new one)

4. Sentra

4. Cobalt / G5

4. Focus

-Versa would get inserted here

7. Imprezza

8. SX4 sedan

8. Ion

10. Corolla

11. Elantra

12. Spectra

13. Civic

14. Forenza / Reno

Mini and C30 make the list if you include lux cars.

Edited by regfootball

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Intrepidation    846

I don't have a list formulated but I can tell you what's at the top...

Evo X...yeah baby

So Reg did you forget the Caliber or do you hate it so much you placed the crappy Suzuki over it?

Edited by Dodgefan

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JT64    0

Would Consider

1. rabbit

2. xB (2008)

3. Astra

4. Corolla (2008)

5. mazda3

6. lancer

7. impreza

8. civic

9. sentra

10. G5

11. SX4

12. tC

Would Not Consider

13. Matrix

14. forenza

15. cobalt

16. caliber

17. corolla (2007)

18. elantra

19. HHR

20. focus

21. PT Cruiser

22. Ion

crazy crowded market. Poor ugly Ion.

I used Edmunds to see the whole list of choices.

I hope my imaginary rabbit won't break down.

There's this giant thread of tons of people with stalling Rabbits with no known solution... lolol :o

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2856394

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JT64    0

Evo X...yeah baby

Evo X is a luxury car, cheater! Where did you get all that money from?

You can buy an Audi A3 and have change left with that much money.

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Solstice Redline

Sky GXP

Astra

Cobalt SS/SC

Rabbit

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Camino LS6    866

Don't care for compacts, so the list is short.

The only two I'd actually consider buying: Solstice and Sky.

I'd take a Mini, if someone gave it to me.

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Intrepidation    846

Evo X is a luxury car, cheater! Where did you get all that money from?

You can buy an Audi A3 and have change left with that much money.

Same place you got your imaginary Rabbit from. It's also a performance car not a luxury car...although it's price enters luxury territory.

It's based on a compact car...the Lancer...so technically it is one :P

I didn't realize we could count the Kappas as part of the list. In light of that...

  • Evo X or Sky Red Line (or ideally both)
  • Caliber SRT-4
  • Astra 3-door Red Line (if they ever produce it)
  • Civic Si coupe
  • Mazda3 sedan
  • Mazdaspeed3 (Oh how I wish you could get it as a sedan)
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Cobalt SS
  • WRX STi (the current one)
  • PT Cruiser GT
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turbo200    6

I might be replacing my car with one of these

mazda 3 [5-door, I think the sedan is yucky]

civic/ hybrid

rabbit [what can I say, beautiful, but thirsty, this is my favorite if all need to be practical were thrown out]

prius [though i've never driven one, so I'd have to try it out to see if I like it more than civic, the mileage and carpool lane and roomy trunk are definitely enticing]

that's all folks; none of the others are worth considering

except evo lancer but that is not what I'm in the market for so I didn't list it

astra but that's coming out too late in the year

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Flybrian    0

prius [though i've never driven one, so I'd have to try it out to see if I like it more than civic, the mileage and carpool lane and roomy trunk are definitely enticing]

You are Mr. Refinement, so you would absolutely laugh your ass off at the Prius. Seriously.

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pow    106

As far as mainstream sedans/hatches go (I excluded wagons like the HHR, Vibe, etc)...

  • Rabbit/Jetta
  • Astra ('08)
  • Civic
  • Mazda3
  • xB ('08)
  • Lancer ('08)
  • Sentra
  • Impreza
  • Elantra
  • Focus ('08)
  • Spectra
  • Cobalt/G5
  • Caliber
  • Corolla
  • ION
  • Forenza/Reno

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Camino LS6    866

As far as mainstream sedans/hatches go (I excluded wagons like the HHR, Vibe, etc)...

  • Rabbit/Jetta
  • Astra ('08)
  • Civic
  • Mazda3
  • xB ('08)
  • Lancer ('08)
  • Sentra
  • Impreza
  • Elantra
  • Focus ('08)
  • Spectra
  • Cobalt/G5
  • Caliber
  • Corolla
  • ION
  • Forenza/Reno

Not a jab at you, but I'd rather walk than drive those cars. No way could I make myself want any of them.

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turbo200    6

You are Mr. Refinement, so you would absolutely laugh your ass off at the Prius. Seriously.

:) you're probably right.....that and I can't imagine myself sharing the road in something as ugly as the prius. it's an idea I'm floating, the gas mileage gives it some merit. going from wanting the mazda 3 though to this...

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pow    106

:) you're probably right.....that and I can't imagine myself sharing the road in something as ugly as the prius. it's an idea I'm floating, the gas mileage gives it some merit. going from wanting the mazda 3 though to this...

HOV lane stickers are gone for hybrids anyway. CNG Civic still has it though...

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Cory Wolfe    263

Myself.. of all current 2007 compacts (new ones noted by ~); luxury, performance, and mainstream... (nothing over $30k)

Mini

Miata

Mazda3

Solstice

~2008 Astra

A3

Rabbit

Impreza

Civic

~2008 Lancer

Sentra

HHR

Vibe

Cobalt

tC

New Beetle

Tiburon

~2008 Impreza

~2008 xB

SX4

Elantra

PT Cruiser

Caliber

xB

Aerio

~2008 Focus

Spectra

Focus

Corolla

Ion

And for fun... Subcompacts:

~2008 Mazda2

Fit

Versa

Accent

Yaris

Rio

Aveo

Edited by blackviper8891

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turbo200    6

HOV lane stickers are gone for hybrids anyway. CNG Civic still has it though...

are they totally gone for Civic hybrid? the CNG you have to get this at home natural gas machine, right? you'd have to have a garage for that....which I don't. I'm not just getting it for the carpool lane, but that would be disappointing. I can get a hybrid $500 over invoice, around 19k for a 50 mpg car that is as good as the Civic, really compelling Edited by turbo200

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My order:

CooperS/Miata (tie)

Mazdaspeed 3

Sky

Solstice

GTI

TC

SS/SC Cobalt

Nothing else in this segment matters to me.

Chris

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