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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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$30,000 - is it worth it?

I have put off buying a car so that I could take a look at the ILX. But at 30K for the 2.4 liter/6MT version it had better be very, very good.

There is no directly comparable vehicle based on size and price point. But here is what I am comparing it too:

Mazda3 Skyactiv $21K
- Pros: great driving dynamics, good 6MT, impressive MPG, reliable
- Cons: base trim only with 6MT, a bit cramped

BMW 3 $40K
- Pros: great handling, strong engine, good mpg
- Cons: excessively expensive with regular options, middling to poor reliability

Acura TSX $31K
- Pros: decent handling, great drivetrain, 6MT, very reliable
- Cons: not that fun to drive, future uncertain

Nissan Juke $26K
- Pros: really fun, good handling
- Cons: weird looking, back back seat, poor rear visibility, real-world mpg not very good.

Civic SI $23K
- Pros: great drivetrain, 6MT, good handling, very reliability
- Cons: noisy, quality of build issues, scheduled for remodeling.

Audi $30+
- Pros: advanced technology, good handling, okay mpg
- Cons: overpriced, inverted bathtub appearance, poor reliability.

VW GTI $25K+
- Pros: good balance of handling, comfort, good mpg
- Cons: poor long-term reliability, overpriced in some trims, ugly upholstery.

Mazda CX-5 $21K
- Pros: excellent handling for an CUV, 6MT, great MPG, capacity.
- Cons: uncomfortable, flat seat, 6MT only available w/lowest trim levels and 2WD.

Subaru WRX $25K
- Pros: monster engine, good handling, fairly reliable
- Cons: terrible MPG, due for remodeling, very noisy

Mini Countryman $28K
- Pros: fun to drive, good drivetrain, good mpg
- Cons: way overpriced, poor reliability, twitchy on highway

BMW 1 $30K
- Pros: good handling,
- Cons: seriously cramped, poor value, middling mpg, high cost maintenance


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RE: $30,000 - is it worth it?

This market segment is so competitive -- probably more competitive than it ever has been. The driving dynamics of the ILX better be excellent, and I guess we'll find out more when the journalist reviews are all released in April.

Has anyone else been considering the new Dodge Dart? Dodge's previous entry, the Caliber, would never have been on my radar but the new Dart is competitive to the ILX, at thousands cheaper!

Dodge Dart R/T - $23,200 standard 2.4L 184hp I4 integrated dual exhaust 6MT, Leather, 18in wheels



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RE: $30,000 - is it worth it?

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This market segment is so competitive -- probably more competitive than it ever has been. The driving dynamics of the ILX better be excellent, and I guess we'll find out more when the journalist reviews are all released in April.

Has anyone else been considering the new Dodge Dart? Dodge's previous entry, the Caliber, would never have been on my radar but the new Dart is competitive to the ILX, at thousands cheaper!

Dodge Dart R/T - $23,200 standard 2.4L 184hp I4 integrated dual exhaust 6MT, Leather, 18in wheels



Thanks. The Dart looks great. I wonder when it will be released?
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This market segment is so competitive -- probably more competitive than it ever has been. The driving dynamics of the ILX better be excellent, and I guess we'll find out more when the journalist reviews are all released in April.

Has anyone else been considering the new Dodge Dart? Dodge's previous entry, the Caliber, would never have been on my radar but the new Dart is competitive to the ILX, at thousands cheaper!

Dodge Dart R/T - $23,200 standard 2.4L 184hp I4 integrated dual exhaust 6MT, Leather, 18in wheels



Thanks. The Dart looks great. I wonder when it will be released?
Dart is coming out mid-April, so that is pretty close to the ILX launch. I wonder if any of the magazines will directly compare them, or shy away from the comparison due to the ILX's premium position.
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RE: $30,000 - is it worth it?

I'll bet the comparison happens - owing to the Dart's premium Alfa Romeo roots.

My concern with the Dart would be reliability and build quality. Although Dodge has gotten better, recent reports about stoned and drunk plant workers spotted on their breaks at Chrysler has not increased by my confidence.

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