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#37 of 56 RE: 6 hatch/wagon
Oct 15, 2003 (3:57 am)
"why doesn't Mazda import these from Japan for the US market? Why?"
1. Hofu plant II (where the Atenza/Mazda6 is produced) is currently overcapacity.
2. Hofu II doesn't build V6 Mazda6's (the V6 is exclusive to N. America)
3. Importing Mazda6's from Japan while Flat Rock still has capacity completely undermines the Flat Rock plant.
Oct 17, 2003 (7:48 pm)
then why couldn't they INTRODUCE the car with the hatch and wagon when it came out?
Oct 27, 2003 (11:47 am)
Hello, anybody here? I can't be the only person considering the Mazda3 5-door vs. Mazda6 hatchback.
#40 of 56 I think you must be
Oct 27, 2003 (12:02 pm)
The price difference will be significant.
Oct 27, 2003 (12:16 pm)
Yeah, you're right on that. I can probably get a loaded 3s 5D for the same price or less than that of a stripped 6i HB. And, I would probably have to wait about 3 months longer for the 6i HB. And, due to the better option packaging on the Mazda3 (at least in the US) I can probably find what I want on a dealer's lot instead of ordering.
So, can you predict which one I'll be getting?
#42 of 56 3 HB 5MT?
Oct 27, 2003 (12:20 pm)
Oct 27, 2003 (12:27 pm)
Yes Mazda3 5-door MT. I guess they call the 5-door the "Sport" model north of the border?
#44 of 56 Yeah Mazda3 Sport
Oct 27, 2003 (4:32 pm)
I'm still torn - 3sedan GS w/Pwr+Sport or 3sedan GT w/GFX.
I guess I'll take a chill pill and relax: I check mazda.ca daily to see when the configurator comes online
Oct 27, 2003 (7:32 pm)
Repeat after me - GT, GT, GT ...
Oct 27, 2003 (8:30 pm)
>Hello, anybody here? I can't be the only person >considering the Mazda3 5-door vs. Mazda6 hatchback.
well, i was considering the 6 hb, but i was disappointed when they didn't release it in the U.S. in MY2003. when i heard about and saw the 3 hb and pretty much stopped thinking about the 6 hb. coming from an integra, i prefer a small, nimble car anyway. and less expensive to boot.