I'm looking at a new car. I work as a sales rep and do about 32,000 km per year, and I need something that is safe, comfortable, economical, and has the power to overtake on country roads. As I will be keeping it for 4-5 years, a longer warranty would be good. I'm looking at the new Renault Megane GT, Kia Cerato SLi, Mazda3 SP25 or Mazda6 GT. I like the Mazdas, but I am concerned about the shorter warranty and servicing periods. I'm leaning towards the Renault, but should I consider anything else?
I would question the Renault if you're doing lots of kays in then country. I'm sure it would be reliable, but having it serviced when you need to could be an issue if you're away from a main city. The Kia is a good choice, so too are the Mazdas. You could add the Honda Accord, Subaru Liberty and Suzuki Kizashi to your list.