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Mazda MAZDA6, Mazda 929, Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Oct 10, 2004 (4:07 pm)
I think this car will really show up in the future, you know. Ford already wants to share the platform of the Mazda6 to build the Fusion. So that'd be easy for Mazda to build the 9 since they could just take the platform of the 500 and build a sportier car on it. Mazda and Ford are sharing platforms since a long time (Tribute-Escape, 3-European Focus, MX-6-Probe) so I don't see why they wouldn't do it again for the next 9.
#123 of 160 Re: [lexi4life]
Oct 11, 2004 (2:15 pm)
I would rather see a Mazda 9 on the new Ford Falcon BA platform than the five-hundred.
Oct 13, 2004 (2:47 pm)
But, can the Falcon be adapted for the North American market on a cost effective basis? You'll note, that is rarely done - for a reason.... the Holden is the first attempt at this, and of course, Pontiac has sold, what 6 GTO's now???
Oct 13, 2004 (4:58 pm)
That's the issue. Our crash standards are very different from those in Australia. Hence, it would require some engineering to allow it. Importing it could cause an issue with the UAW.
But interesting to note, Ford NA does have a few Falcons they are studying, so there might be a possibility in the future for such a vehicle, provided it can be built from an existing platform, that's definately a MUST. But HANG in there, it might come around.
#126 of 160 Love the 929 need advice
Dec 22, 2004 (9:43 am)
Well I am in the market again for a good family car and Im tired of Toyota and Hondas midsized offerings, I am not interested in any domestic make, So i stumbled over the 929 and the 626, both of with were very apealing to me on the outside, and the 929 was the same for the inside where as the 626 i was less enthusiastic but still interested about it. The setup I would accept would be a 626 with only the V-6 and preferably the 5speed manual, and the 929 only comes with the 6 and the 4 speed to my knoledge. The 929 is seriously drawing me to it because I love the interior design and the exterior as well, plus it has RWD vs. the 626 FWD (in my opinion a + for handling) and the V6 is more powerfull. I have herd thousands of stories of auto tranys going south in the 626 and was wondering if this was true for the 5 speed as well, and the 929 since it was a RWD i thought it would have a different tranny and not have the same problems is this wrong? I dont want to spend money on fixing the car but rather making it better. The cars that i am looking at are around the 100k miles fairly good condition considering years and milage, and also im working with a 6.5k budget. It sadens me that the Mazdas were plauged with transmision problems as I really like the style of the 929 and the 626 would be the alternative, but if they are a problem I want to know so that I do not get my self in a sinking hole of money spent on a car. And which ever one i might decide on, I will most likely take it over 100mph (unsure of what speed it was governed) to venture to see how this car is, as long as i determine it is safe. The 626 in a Manual would seriously tempt me to buy it. Info PLZ! (These are the first Mazdas I have ever been interested in)
Dec 22, 2004 (10:13 am)
Wow, that takes me back about 10 years. Have you thought possibly of a Millenia instead of a 929 ?
Dec 22, 2004 (11:26 am)
im working with a 6.5 k budget and the avalibility of 929's around me are better than that of the millenia, plus i like the interior better on the 929
Dec 22, 2004 (11:35 am)
I would do the 929 for various reasons. The RWD configuration makes it easier to fix any forthcoming issues, over a FWD which usually squishes everything in a tight engine bay. While the 3.0L V6 in the Mazda was nothing revolutionary at the time, the 2.5L V6 in the 626 was a bit more advance technology wise. Although the tranny is hit or miss on the 626. I've known some who had no issues, while some other that did require servicing.
Now, chances are if you do need to fix something, there's higher part availability for the 626, over the 929. IN other words, might have to pay more for 929 parts.
That's just my 2 cents...
Dec 22, 2004 (12:02 pm)
This is allegedly the future Mazda9 discussion... but quite frankly, I don't know where else in the forums to send you for 929 info!
I see you've found the 626 discussion, so that's a good start.