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Autoweek- 2005 America\'s Best Economy Car is...the Mazda3

http://demo.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=102653

...Second place: Honda Civic
...Third place: Audi A3

Remember when the Focus won awards like this? I wonder how the Focus would fare if we had the Mk.2 version over here.
 

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That's weird... According to JD Power, Mazda initial quality is second from the bottom. With only suzuki being worst. And the Mazda 3 didn't even make the top 3 compact list.


 

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That's weird... According to JD Power, Mazda initial quality is second from the bottom. With only suzuki being worst. And the Mazda 3 didn't even make the top 3 compact list.


It says Mazda .... are you sure its comparing "economy cars" or just the whole manufacturer in general?
 

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Re: Autoweek- 2005 America\'s Best Economy Car is...the Mazda3

That graph is the manufacturer, not Mazda 3. But if you go to their web site, They have also picked "Top 3" in different categories(see below). In the "small car" category, they have 4 cars in their top 3 (Tie for third place). No Mazda 3. I fine fine it hard to believe that the car Autoweek thinks is best, doesn't even make JD Power's list???



 

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JD Powers study is just on initial quality. I think the AutoWeek one is more about how fun the vehicle is, stuff like that.

Because the Focus was a C/D 10Best car at one point, and you KNOW it wasn't top ranking in intial quality
 

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JD Powers study is just on initial quality. I think the AutoWeek one is more about how fun the vehicle is, stuff like that.

Because the Focus was a C/D 10Best car at one point, and you KNOW it wasn't top ranking in intial quality
good point!
 

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Re: Autoweek- 2005 America\'s Best Economy Car is...the Mazda3

HHAhHAHAhhahahaha


finally!! proof of what i preach on a daily basis!!


ford should have never gotten rid of the escort!!!
 

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Re: Autoweek- 2005 America\'s Best Economy Car is...the Mazda3

I looked at their list, and those are definitely top-ranking, even if you shuffle the cards a bit.
 

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Re: Autoweek- 2005 America\'s Best Economy Car is...the Mazda3

The autoweek "ranking" is a poll that was done through their site, so its based on votes they receieved, not the editors pick or anything.
 
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