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      11-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by Kolyan2k View Post
And Honda is not as reliable as people think. Need to know what you are buying or will end up with having to replace a tranny for $3-3.5k
True Hondas have great engines but really crappy transmissions. My DD 2002 Civic coupe had a tranny replaced at 97K miles, BUT not even close to 3-3.5K... I paid $400 for rebuilt one and $400 to install it at my local mechanic. I guess I saved myself 2.7K

Back to topic, how about 2012 Mazda3 with skyactiv DI 2.0L rated at 40 HWY MPG. Hatch looks great but sedans are cheaper, saw few around $15K. Non-skyactiv 2011s are about $11K.