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Old 12-03-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Best compact car?

If you had a choice to drive one of these for driving dynamics only:

Chevy Sonic 1.4L Turbo
Honda Fit Sport
Ford Fiesta
Mazda Mazda2
Hyundai Accent
Toyota Yaris

All are similar in price with the Fit being the most expensive. All are hatchbacks for the most storage space and all are the "sporty" model. Just looking for opinions with people that have driven a few of these.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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Mazda2! It's the lightest, gets great mpg, good warranty, great financing. Then you can throw some mazdaspeed stuff on it next year.
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I actually really like the Fiesta




Would give me a reason to slap a Me Gusta meme face on the hatch
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:17 AM   #7
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Mazda2! It's the lightest, gets great mpg, good warranty, great financing. Then you can throw some mazdaspeed stuff on it next year.
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Would give me a reason to slap a Me Gusta meme face on the hatch
These two. Both are built on same platform and are excellent cars.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #8
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #9
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The Mazda2 would be the cheapest but also the most anemic with only 100HP on tap. The Fiesta is more powerful but I've heard stories that dealers don't want to budge off MSRP since it is doing pretty well in sales. I'm surprised there aren't more Fit votes as that usually is the go-to compact.

I'm also intersted in the Sonic. It seems that Chevy has really stepped their game up and the Sonic is a good contender that should drive pretty well. Any opinions on it from those who have driven one?
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honda fit sport, but i like the look of the sonic turbo, kind of want to drive one.

i believe the honda to be the better car though.
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I would have to say that the mazda and fiesta are the most attractive out of those choices
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yeah I know just sayin...I'd still pick one of those two if I had to
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None of the cars listed are compacts.

Out of that list, I'd take the Fit based on cargo capacity and value retention. Some of the others are either really small, or like the sonic - completely unproven. Chevy has a solid reputation for turning out entry level turds. While the sonic has good reviews so far, I doubt any have been driven more than 10K miles at this point.
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Mazda2. Mazda has a great racing heritage. Despite their engines being underpowered, they still handle great for the cost.
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I'd love a 318ti but all the ones on eBay and Craigslist are overpriced or in terrible condition. I'm guessing it is much cheaper to maintain than a E46 but probably won't be as cheap as a car in warranty. I do like the RWD + manual combo that you can't find in compacts (or sub-compacts) anymore.
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none of those.

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