Mazda3 vs Impreza
October 23, 2010 1:19 PM Subscribe
Mazda3 vs Impreza for the long term?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe to travel & transportation (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So it's time to replace the 97 Prelude. We've more or less narrowed it down to an Impreza (not WRX) or a Madza3 (not Mazdaspeed).
At the most basic level, we understand the tradeoff. The Impreza has AWD and marginally better crash ratings, the Mazda3 is more fun to drive and has a better interior. Overall we like the 3 a bit better.
What we don't know is what it's like to live with them for the long term, like 10 years. I mean, we know that by reputation the Imprezas are good forever, so we'll sort of take that as read, but we're wondering what people's experiences with the 3 (or, I guess, 323 too) have been as the cars went from shiny and new to a bit long in the tooth.
So... how have they been? Complaints especially welcome!