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Feb 03, 2004 (10:03 pm)
Some are saying "this is the end of Mazda" because of the rust. Well, for one thing, it not the entire car crumbling like some amke it out to be.
Also, it's been corrected with 2004 models, so no more smug comments like "all 6's are rust buckets". Mazda is solving the problem and nobody is DYING because of it, so no need for the "mob mentality" like with Explorer tires and Pinto tanks.
Sales have not been affected either. January results are "Mazda also reported sales of 4,121 units for its MAZDA6 flagship sedan-nearly double last year's January total."
Feb 03, 2004 (10:45 pm)
I'm sure sales have been affected, but maybe not that much. We know from reading these boards that some who were "on the fence" decided to pass on the Mazda6 because of the rust problem. The numbers of these people are not great, but they are there.
#16048 of 17829 Its not the end for Mazda:
Feb 03, 2004 (11:11 pm)
Most of Mazda's profits in made in Europe and Japan where there is no rusting 6's.
Mazda posted their best January saleswise since 1985. Mazda sales were up 24.6% from last years January. The 3 sold 4,426 units while the 6 as previously mentioned sold 4,121 units. These numbers should have been better if not for bad weather in the Northeast.
When a car brand loses a car sale it hurts because each sale is money in the car manufacturer's pocket.
#16049 of 17829 In Central NJ I should
Feb 03, 2004 (11:46 pm)
note I haven't seen too many cars with new dealer tags on them. The weather was that bad. Though I did see a G35 Coupe and an Acura TL with new dealer tags coming grom work and going to work.
#16050 of 17829 just a note of thanks
Feb 05, 2004 (2:39 pm)
longish story short, i had a 99 Mazda B-3000 that was an absolute piece of garbage. won't go into details, but i had planned on trading it in for a 6, but prior to doing so i came to this site and (sorry) but with all the problems that i've read here (despite the pro's) i decided it wasnt' worth it to get this car.
i ended up getting an Acura RSX (which while i different class of car, has the same sporty appeal of the 6) and haven't looked back.
without this site i probably wd have bought the 6 and killed myself by now (considering the problems i had with the B-3000), but instead, thanks to you guys, i'm alive and well and happy with my car purchase.
cheers. -- this message was not meant to be a slam on the 6, FYI.
Feb 05, 2004 (3:55 pm)
Acura RSX is a great car. I've owned 2 Integras and never had a problem.
However, I've had no major problems with my 6i (except for the brake squeal) with close to 13000 miles. I get around 27 mpg in combined city/highway driving. I don't think I'm the exception, either. It is natural for people to complain rather than praise -- and that is what I think, for the most part, is what you see on this board -- especially when the rust/stain issue was in full force
Anyway good choice on the RSX and good luck.
Feb 05, 2004 (4:10 pm)
The Edmunds Comparo also said and I quote " The car (GTS) has Altima like power and 6 like handling, and is heavier than both. Galant felt just as buttoned down and offered superb steering feedback." and also "The interior materials (in the 6) are'nt top notch, the controls can use some straightening out and even the Bose stereo is far from impressive." So it seems to me that the 6 is'nt that much better than the GTS.
#16053 of 17829 S-plan and rebates
Feb 05, 2004 (7:47 pm)
I read on the Ford Partner site that rebates don't necessarily apply to S-plan purchases. Can anyone tell me whether the $1500 rebate on the 2004 Mazda6 would apply with the S-plan? If not it seems that the TMV minus the rebate is $500 less than S-plan. Therefore I would NOT want to tell the dealer that I'm an S-plan buyer. It also makes me unsure about the Mazda6s for the price.
What to do, what to do? Any advice out there? Thanks in advance.
Feb 06, 2004 (8:05 am)
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