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Should I buy a 2018 Mazda 3 Astina or a 2019 Mazda 3 GT25?

Hi, I'm tossing up whether to buy a 2018 Astina with 52,000km or a 2019 GT25 with 82,000km. Both are the same price. The Astina has a car yard warranty of three months but the GT25 has the balance of new car warranty. Which would be the best value?

Both these cars are well equipped, well built and have a good reputation in the trade. Which means you won’t regret buying either of them. In turn, that means that the decision will come down to whether the extra standard equipment of the Astina model outweighs the factory warranty of the SP25 GT.

The extra gear in the Astina amounted to 10-way adjustable powered front seats with a memory function, specific 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, radar cruise-control, forward obstacle warning, adaptive headlights, lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance, and smart brake support. Whether you reckon that standard gear is better than a year of so of factory warranty is entirely up to you. The only problem being that when the warranty runs out, you might start to think differently about the relative value of the two cars.

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