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#17 of 26 Mazda 6 Hatchback
Oct 20, 2001 (4:58 pm)
We owned an 89 626 LX hatchback that we sold a couple of years ago. It was very reliable and versatile. No other 5 door car looked as good as that 626. Mazda needs to bring the new hatchback to the US right away, to include a turbo version.
#18 of 26 beautiful
Oct 20, 2001 (6:34 pm)
...and while their designers are still at work they should give us a new generation of their 3-door hatchback.
Oct 20, 2001 (8:39 pm)
Go to cars.com, click on the link to the Tokyo Auto Show and take a look at the new Mazda RX.
Nov 01, 2001 (11:37 am)
I am a current owner of a 5-spd '88 626 hatchback with 175,000 miles on it and still going strong. I absolutely love this old faithfull. My other car is a '98 Camry that is quite unexciting and I am still having buyers remorse over it. Mind you, there is nothing major wrong with my Camry, it is just plain vanilla boring. I would love to replace my trusty 626 hatch with a new 6 hatch. Are you listening MAZDA!!!!!
I hope they have learned a lesson in not trying to be all things to all people like GM/Ford/Toyota/Honda. They have to go for niches like the wagon and the hatchback. ZOOM ZOOM.......
#21 of 26 BRING IT ON!!!!!!!
Nov 01, 2001 (12:13 pm)
It looks near perfect. i would buy one tomorrow!!! i've always been a hatchback guy. versatility, and just plain coolness. 78 starfire gt, 84 mustang gt, 86 integra 5dr. i like wagons as well, but you get almost as much versatility plus real sports car looks from a hatchback. MAZDA PLEASE LISTEN TO US FAITHFUL HATCHBACK BUYERS AND BRING THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW CAR TO THE GOOD OLE USA!!!!! If the pro 5 is selling well, this car will too.
#22 of 26 Kudos for Mazda
Nov 01, 2001 (12:47 pm)
We just bought a Hyundai Elantra GT 5-door hatchback and we love the car. However, if the Mazda 6 had been available back in June I would have chosen it over the Elantra just on looks alone! What a neat looking machine.
Like a previous poster in this thread, my wife likes sedans while I prefer wagons. A 5-door hatchback saved my marriage!
I hope Mazda knocks 'em dead with this new offering. We'll need a second car in a couple of years. If they can keep the 5-door hatch MSRP under $20,000 for a 4 cyl./5-speed then I'll be the first in line! Zoom Zoom!
Nov 01, 2001 (1:34 pm)
That was me.
I'd still push for the wagon, but I bet I could sneak her into a hatch without her even realizing it.
V6 + 5 speed manual is a must, though.
Nov 07, 2001 (10:19 pm)
to some executive at Mazda almost 3 weeks ago to please bring the hatch here ASAP.
I haven't heard anything yet!
Nov 08, 2001 (7:13 am)
If the hatch doesn't come, we'll most likely end up in an Odyssey. She refuses to get a wagon, and I'm finding sedans a bit tight for our needs.
#26 of 26 Love it!
Nov 12, 2001 (7:30 am)
But now that I'm an AWD snob I don't know if I could buy a FWD, even one as beeyootiful as that.