Toyota Corolla vs Ford Fusion vs Mazda 6

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    And the hunt for the second car in the house begins.

    Currently shortlisted the above 3.

    Pricing -

    Toyota - 75,000 AED

    Ford Fusion - 96,000 AED

    Mazda 6 - one model for 75,000 AED (2.0) and one for 95,000 (2.4)

    Pros/Cons -

    Toyota Corolla - Pros - Sells in no time, superb resale, performance, interiors.

    Cons - It's a Corolla.


    Ford Fusion - Bigger, latest model, superb interiors and features.

    Cons - Expensive, running costs might be higher


    Mazda 6 - Biggest of the lot, latest model, feature packed (if you go for the higher model), looks

    Cons - Resale, no idea on maintenance costs.


    Inputs anyone?
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    For context, here are images of the vehicles -

    The Toyota Corolla -

    2014 Toyota Corolla 01.jpg




    2014 Toyota Corolla 02.jpg



    2014 Toyota Corolla interior.jpg




    The 2014 Ford Fusion -

    2014 Ford Fusion 01.jpg


    2014 Ford Fusion 02.jpg


    2014 Ford Fusion 03.jpg


    2014 Ford Fusion interiors.jpg




    The Mazda 6 -


    2014 Mazda 6 01.jpg



    2014 Mazda 6 02.jpg




    2014 Mazda 6 interior.jpg
     
  3. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Love the two tone interiors of the Mazda ..
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    When you look at these pictures, Corolla seems pretty much out of the window..
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Mazda vs Ford
     
  6. Vinny

    Vinny RAID Rookie

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    Check on the Maintenance cost on the Madza before you go for it.
     
  7. MrsJD666

    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Check on the size of your pocket before you go for anything.
     
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  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Huh... Then ill settle for this -

    mirage.jpg
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    "Oh! My eyes, my eyes!!"
     
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    idutt RAID Rookie

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    Corolla one can't beat its sheer quality so you can buy the car with your eyes closed but it is a very common car so look for something new & modern like the ford or mazda.mazda & ford check maintainance costs,features list,safety levels & service network.Very difficult to choose between mazda & ford.Ford is not a bad idea as they are successful in other markets,but check all aspects before making a decision.
     
  11. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Well the shortlisting is between the Ford and the Mazda 6. Going for a Test Drive of the Mazda 6 tomorrow.

    Waiting for the test vehicle to be available at the Ford showroom.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Checked out the Mazda 6 yesterday. It does look every bit the big machine that it is in the pictures, but when you sit in it, something feels amiss.

    It's a tad too cozy which borders on being cramped, or atleast gives the feeling of being so. The feature list is heavy on the top spec model, but then it's expensive compared to the lot.

    Re sale at best is questionable on the Mazda. So that was eliminated.

    Test drove the Corolla, and I must say I was impressed. The steering is responsive, the acceleration peppy and the car involving to drive. Toyota have out done themselves on the new Corolla and actually have made a sedate car, fun!.

    The Ford was not available for TD (The test vehicle had an accident).

    Current issue - 2 Months waiting on the Corolla top Limited, and the Ford is ready stock (delivery in 1 week). Price difference? about 5 lakhs INR between the two.

    The Corolla wins it on resale, reliability and durability.

    The Ford wins it on style, image, features and the fact that it's ready delivery. Which will save me about 1.2 Lakhs rental charge...

    Inputs!
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    We can do it "Jeremy Clarkson" way :p

     
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    Corolla ...

    Or that Green One you posted !!
     
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  15. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yup I'll just drive around like this -

     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    Shake ur bon bon ...shake ur bon bon !

     
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  17. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    There's more Pitt than the actual car in that video :p
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    This song is the only thing which comes to my mind when I hear the words "Toyota Corolla" ! :whatisthis:
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Lol! Shake your bon bon? Especially the version featured was possibly the most un exciting one

    Sent from my HTC One mini using Tapatalk
     
  20. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    meaning you don't think it's a good enough vehicle?
     

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