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Old 10-21-2005, 02:25 PM
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I like the Mazda6 line and like Mazda's in general. They're pretty sporty and well put together and the interior quality is good as well.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:14 PM
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Think they should've just put the new engine in the fwd car and left the awd out altogether, reduced the price to reflect that and put it against the altima ser, tsx whatever in that range...
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by runnerX
If I remember correctly that car is slow.... 0-60 like 6.8s or slower
The regular Mazda6s does it in 6.4s to 6.8s with 221HP...

I'm sure this car will be in the mid to upper five second range to 60.
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:40 PM
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i dont like those wheels at all.
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Loseit
i dont like those wheels at all.
A very odd choice for their performance model.

Those look like base model upgrades.
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:23 PM
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Hrm...not that impressed...Although, I do like the back of the car.
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DownUnder
The regular Mazda6s does it in 6.4s to 6.8s with 221HP...

I'm sure this car will be in the mid to upper five second range to 60.
The Mazda 6s is a 7+ second car from 0-to-60. That car is pretty damn slow, even with the manual transmission.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TSX Hokie
Although, the Mazda does look good on the outside.

At least Mazda makes an effort to sell sporty vehicles. Where is Honda/Acura's turbocharged sports sedan with AWD?
Mazda really knows how to package a car...

I wish I could put Honda's insides into a Mazda...
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:20 PM
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If the transmission on this is anything like the RX-8's, it may be as much fun as you can have (without sacrificing comfort) in a 4 door south of 50k.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:30 PM
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looks good, not a big fan of the butt, but good overall.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Loseit
i dont like those wheels at all.

We spoke to Mazda's head of MazdaSpeed for North America or whatever the hell he was at the Detroit Auto Show as he was interested in our opinion's on the car. When we mentioned the rims he said it was completely out of his hands. He had tried for other rims but was overruled by the Japanese.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by heyitsme
Think they should've just put the new engine in the fwd car and left the awd out altogether, reduced the price to reflect that and put it against the altima ser, tsx whatever in that range...
and a ton of ppl would be complaining about tq steer
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:19 AM
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Some people seem hung up on how it looks and the wheels. Drive the car. I bet it performs great. Every Mazda I've ever owned drove very nicely.
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by KilroyR1
Some people seem hung up on how it looks and the wheels. Drive the car. I bet it performs great. Every Mazda I've ever owned drove very nicely.

While I somewhat agree a cars looks go a long way to determining wheather or not you buy it, at least it does for me and I'm sure the majority of people.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:10 AM
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and a ton of ppl would be complaining about tq steer
I don't think it would really matter, this wouldn't be the first higher powered fwd car in the segment, and at least it would be quick.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by heyitsme
I don't think it would really matter, this wouldn't be the first higher powered fwd car in the segment, and at least it would be quick.
wouldn't matter? i dont see how, when everyone complains about the tq steer in the maxima and altima.....this 6 has even more tq at 280 lb-ft.

that much tq steer would not b fun to drive...mazda is all about making cars fun to drive
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Loseit
i dont like those wheels at all.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:37 AM
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Review

http://www.canadiandriver.com/testdr...azdaspeed6.htm

Acceleration is awesome. As tested by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the recent Car of the Year "Testfest", the Mazdaspeed6 had a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 5.5 seconds – quicker than an Audi A4 3.2, BMW 330i, and Lexus IS350 - and 0.1 seconds faster than the smaller, lighter Subaru WRX.

From 80 to 120 km/h, the Mazdaspeed6 took just 4.3 seconds, quicker than all of its rivals.
5.5 seconds is very impressive especially considering the AJAC is typically very conservative in their driving.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:09 AM
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I want to get a test drive of one as soon as they hit the ground on the East Coast. Arrangements are already made with a dealership to call me when they get the car in so I can get a drive. If it's good, I may skip the TSX for it...
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
I want to get a test drive of one as soon as they hit the ground on the East Coast. Arrangements are already made with a dealership to call me when they get the car in so I can get a drive. If it's good, I may skip the TSX for it...

Its one hell of a value. I'm just not liking the styling, interior and the fact its a Mazda.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:09 AM
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I have two beefs with that car ... Those goddamn altezza tails and those horrific wheels. It would take an hour to clean them with a toothbrush.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:16 AM
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5.5 Seconds

That is way faster than I would have thought for that thing. Impressive.

I am a big fan of it.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MattT516
The Mazda 6s is a 7+ second car from 0-to-60. That car is pretty damn slow, even with the manual transmission.
NO, C&D has gotton 6.8s to 60MPH in one test, and 6.4s to 60MPH in the longterm test for the Mazda6s.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:51 AM
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Wow this one might have to go back into the running after that review. As much as I don't like the front biased AWD if the car is a blast to drive that goes a long way.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:58 AM
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Its one hell of a value. I'm just not liking the styling, interior and the fact its a Mazda.
The styling is not the greatest, but the interior is better than the G35's. As for the fact that it's a Mazda (assembled in the US nontheless), the jury is still out until I drive it.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MaximaPower
wouldn't matter? i dont see how, when everyone complains about the tq steer in the maxima and altima.....this 6 has even more tq at 280 lb-ft.

that much tq steer would not b fun to drive...mazda is all about making cars fun to drive

The impala ss has a 5.3l v8 with 323lbft and fwd... Sure people whine about torque steer like they don't know they are getting into a fwd, so what? Is it the end of the world, not imo. Does that make a car not fun to drive, not imo. I'd rather deal with torque steer than a slow car or even an overweight car.

It would seem that the car was underestimated though and has plenty of power to move, but the added weight seems to have come up in the canadian driver review, taking away that light handling fun to drive character the base 6 has.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:04 PM
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The styling is not the greatest, but the interior is better than the G35's. As for the fact that it's a Mazda (assembled in the US nontheless), the jury is still out until I drive it.
Mazdaspeed6 are going to be assembled in Japan.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:27 PM
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Mazdaspeed6 are going to be assembled in Japan.
I thought that too, but that article said dearborn, MI. Maybe it was just wrong info...
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:35 PM
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Lets see here,

"the Mazdaspeed6 had a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 5.5 seconds – quicker than an Audi A4 3.2, BMW 330i, and Lexus IS350"

"The brakes are phenomenal. In independent AJAC braking tests from 100 km/h to 0 km/h, the Mazdaspeed6 stopped in 35.2 metres, 2 metres shorter than a 2006 Corvette Z06!"

"Abetting the smooth, powerful engine is a slick, perfectly-weighted six-speed shifter with nicely-defined gates and an action almost as good as the Miata's. Combine the superb drivetrain with all-wheel traction, and you have a sport sedan that can run with much faster cars - Audi S4s come to mind - in any weather."

we have a winnar!
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:48 PM
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I thought that too, but that article said dearborn, MI. Maybe it was just wrong info...
Ahh, I didn't read the last article. Well we'll know for sure when it comes out if starts with a "J" in the VIN #, then we will know for sure it's built in Japan.
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:26 PM
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I dont think that 5.5 for the 100 k/h run is surprising in this case guys. Mostly because of AWD. In order to see if this engine is underrated we need to look at the trap speed of a 1/4 mile run.

I mean the Evo and STI get 4.7s or lower (for the 98.5 k/h run) with 300 or less horses.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:40 PM
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"The brakes are phenomenal. In independent AJAC braking tests from 100 km/h to 0 km/h, the Mazdaspeed6 stopped in 35.2 metres, 2 metres shorter than a 2006 Corvette Z06!"
I don't buy the braking #s. There is NO WAY a 3600 lb, 60/40 weight dist car with skinny tires can outbrake a 3100 lb, near 50/50 weight dist car with FAT tires. Did they forget to mention the Z06 they tested was on an ice-skating rink?
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I wonder if they substituted the shiny plastic on the dash with something a little bit more upscale. That's the major thing wrong with the interior IMO. I liked the exterior styling better on the concept, but you can't deny the value of this car.
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Originally Posted by TSX Hokie
I don't buy the braking #s. There is NO WAY a 3600 lb, 60/40 weight dist car with skinny tires can outbrake a 3100 lb, near 50/50 weight dist car with FAT tires. Did they forget to mention the Z06 they tested was on an ice-skating rink?
They have the z06 at 35.2m/115ft, making the mps6 122ft. Think I remember the z06 running down to 60 in around 100ft in one of these comparos.
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i think the center console is awful (look at those air vents, pontiac anyone?), and the gagues need some work, but the seats and shifter look nice.

also the styling of the 6 has waned on me over the years, and those rims are iffy

if those preformance numbers are correct, then its still an unbeatable value and its obvious where the attention went
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I love it. Great bang for the buck.
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The only option is a $2,800 package that includes leather seats – single or two-tone leather – heated front seats, power moonroof, and a keyless entry and ignition system. The latter enables the driver to keep the rectangular flat key in their pocket or purse, and just press a button on the door handle to lock and unlock it. In the driver's seat, the driver doesn't need to put a key in the ignition – just turn a knob to start and stop the engine.

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