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Old 11-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #26
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For reference in the same size, the Ford Fusion interior:

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #27
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^ sooo much nicer...
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^ sooo much nicer...
Don't say that until you try the touch buttons. Annoying!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #30
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Yeah, the touchscreen is kind of laggy. Mildly annoying.


Oh, for some reason if you plug your phone in to the USB to charge it before you start your car, the Sync system locks up. My theory is that it's searching for an update package (connected via USB, right?) and freezes when it doesn't find it.

So while with an MS computer you have to close all windows and restart, with an MS car you have to turn the car off, open the door, then turn it on again
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:21 AM   #31
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I think the only thing I dislike of the new Mazda6's interior is the steering wheel. I do think the Altima has a great interior too, but more luxurious looking than the 6.

All the other ones don't do it for me, and the Fusion is the worst with the capacitive buttons.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #32
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wonder when these can be ordered

been thinking about jetta TDI but i think this will be better
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They're saying mid 2013?
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I think the only thing I dislike of the new Mazda6's interior is the steering wheel. I do think the Altima has a great interior too, but more luxurious looking than the 6.

All the other ones don't do it for me, and the Fusion is the worst with the capacitive buttons.
altima interior is mediocre at best IRL...


looks nice in pics, but still plasticky.... and a few pieces are quite cheaply put together.. the steering wheel buttons are painted and feel like theyre gonna fade... centre console is one big rubber maid bin bolted onto the floor with two bolts.. etc.

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I think the only thing I dislike of the new Mazda6's interior is the steering wheel. I do think the Altima has a great interior too, but more luxurious looking than the 6.

All the other ones don't do it for me, and the Fusion is the worst with the capacitive buttons.
The Fusion and Altima have the worse placement of the nav screens imho. All the other interiors place the screen higher so that the driver doesn't have to look down and tilt to see the screen.
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The GPS on the CX5 is powered by Garmin: easier to self-update maps.. if your car does not have GPS but has the touch screen audio, it doesn't cost much to get the module to have GPS added. How much is Honda asking for the GPS?

Also, I swear that only the Japanese knows how to make a Nav HU that doesn't lag like a b*tch and have menu placements that make sense
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pretty sure the north american japanese cars have their nav units software made in north america...
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #38
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yeah not liking the touch sensitive buttons on the fusion.
also, seeing "sony" on the dash just scares me away.
it makes me think that its gonna use some proprietary shit and not play well with my android or apple devices.
thats pretty much the reputation that sony has engraved in my mind over the years.
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A video from the Grand-Am Mazda6 GX SkyActiv-D (diesel!) race cars.

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Does not sound like a diesel at all!

EDIT: Can't find a way to embed it.
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A video from the Grand-Am Mazda6 GX SkyActiv-D (diesel!) race cars.

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Does not sound like a diesel at all!

EDIT: Can't find a way to embed it.
The Grand Am version of the 2014 Mazda 6 looks sick but too bad all 3 cars are now out of the race
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A video from the Grand-Am Mazda6 GX SkyActiv-D (diesel!) race cars.

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Does not sound like a diesel at all!

EDIT: Can't find a way to embed it.
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The Grand Am version of the 2014 Mazda 6 looks sick but too bad all 3 cars are now out of the race
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:37 AM   #43
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I'm really looking forward to this car in Mazdaspeed guise. I went to see the car in person at the dealership, and well, its definitely designed to have something else in the engine bay as its quite empty. The car is very Japanese, in a good way. The nav though was definitely a little on the small side, and most likely will be updated.

They are doing something weird with the hood, its not quite as heavy as a full on steel one, but definitely not aluminum. You'd think they'd move to a full aluminum hood or something. Same gripe I have of my Mazdaspeed3.
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They have a red Mazda 6 in the showroom @ Signature Mazda at the Richmond Automall and a Dark Grey Demo. Pictures do not do it justice, and that Soul Red Mica is absolutely gorgeous.
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Saw the price of diesel while driving past a gas station yesterday. Totally defeats the purpose of owning a diesel car in my opinion
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Saw the price of diesel while driving past a gas station yesterday. Totally defeats the purpose of owning a diesel car in my opinion
While the cost of diesel is total bullshit compared to gas, I wouldn't go as far as saying the difference in cost/L defeats the purpose of purchasing a diesel.

You're still going to get more torque and mpg, compared to gas.

Now when are we going to get small/midsized 4x4 diesel trucks and diesel/electric hybrids?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #47
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If I could've gotten diesel for my mom's Focus, I would have. Diesel would have to be about double the price of gas for it to be equivalent in terms of cost/km. You can go from Calgary to Vancouver on a single tank in a diesel golf. I'd say that brings the cost/km down quite a bit, wouldn't you?
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The only diesel-electric hybrid I know of is the Citroen DS5, and 'Murica's desire for high-displacement V8 petrol engines in EVERYTHING killed the demand for a small diesel. Every market outside North America has a diesel option for the smaller trucks. Hell, even the RAV4 (while not really a truck), has a diesel in Europe.
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It makes perfect sense for an SUV to be diesel powered. You get the great low-end torque plus great efficiency, it's a win-win situation. All crossovers and family SUVs should be diesel powered
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The only diesel-electric hybrid I know of is the Citroen DS5, and 'Murica's desire for high-displacement V8 petrol engines in EVERYTHING killed the demand for a small diesel. Every market outside North America has a diesel option for the smaller trucks. Hell, even the RAV4 (while not really a truck), has a diesel in Europe.
Volvo also has a AWD diesel hybrid -> 0-60 in 5.9s
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