So I was driving home last night and the engine just turned off at 40mph. I found out today that the timing belt broke and I believe ended up bending the valves so car is going to be scrapped ( 86 Honda accord with 172k on it).
So now I am looking for a new car, still working the numbers if I can afford it but wanted to get peoples opinions on three of the cars I believe I will be looking at. First is the 2006 Civic LX, the second is the Mazda3, and the third is the Corolla LE. Iím figuring all three will come out between 17.5-19k plus WA sales tax (8.6 I believe).
So what are everybodyís opinions on them? I really like the look and style of the Mazda3 (and the little extra hp it has). But if I had to say it would be really between the Mazda3 and Civic.
Any help/insight is appreciated, thanks in advance.