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Mazda MAZDA6, Sedan
#16760 of 17829 ramped and nedc
Jun 11, 2004 (10:28 am)
Like you, I want SAC/SAB but those are currently hard to find without leather, which I will not buy. This has been made much easier for 2005 with the SAB/SAC being standard on all models and trims except the base 'i' sedan model.
This should be no problem for 2005, but you still gotta find one like that.
Like I said before, making SAB/SAC standard on all but the base 'i' sedan was a great move by Mazda, reduces the number of build combos, and makes it easier to find what you want. Unless of course, you DONT want SAB/SAC, in which case you are basically screwed for 2005 and should get a 2004 before they're all gone.
Jun 11, 2004 (10:32 am)
SAB/SAC will be standard on the 's' model....so you won't have to get the 'stupid' moonroof that you HATE so much.
Jun 11, 2004 (10:35 am)
SAB/SAC is standard on ALL 5-doors and wagons!
Jun 13, 2004 (2:04 pm)
I'm wondering why Mazda would replace the current 5-speed auto with a 6-speed. If it's to make the M6 more competitive, then it's a good move. I just wonder if problems are starting to develop from the Jatco 5-speed. I certainly hope not, I'm expecting my ordered 6 in 2-3 weeks.
Jun 13, 2004 (6:34 pm)
Ramped, you say "Sticker is just over 27K. For that kind of money I would be looking at an Acura TSX... "
I just want to let you know that you won't pay anywhere near that sticker price. My sticker for a 6s hatch with luxory, moonroof, bose, and SAB/SAC was 27,740. I wound up paying 23,031 after the $1,500 dealer cash. From what I understand you can't negotiate that much on an Acura.
Jun 14, 2004 (7:58 am)
Right, Acura doesn't negotiate much on the TSX, but apparently you can get one for about $25.5 without navi in many areas.
After you factor in better resale for the Acura, it may be a wash in the end, although you do have a V-6 and the TSX is a 4.
#16766 of 17829 6 Speed Auto
Jun 14, 2004 (8:32 am)
I doubt there are any problems with the 5 speed. This is just Ford commonizing their parts. The upcoming Ford Five Hundred and it's Mercury counterpart will have 6 speed autos. They're probably just using it in the 6 as part of a cost avoidance (having too many trannys in circulation) and also playing the numbers game. 6 gears are better than 5!
Jun 14, 2004 (8:37 am)
a six speed manual!
#16768 of 17829 grand touring?
Jun 14, 2004 (10:01 am)
what is that?
Jun 14, 2004 (1:49 pm)
A six speed manual would be good - that way you could get out of Canada faster when the US invades.