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You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura TSX, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6, Sedan
#95 of 114 Re: Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [chikoo]
Aug 03, 2007 (6:44 am)
The build quality is absolutely not identical.
I can attest to this as I own a Hiroshima built Protege and a Flat Rock built Mazda6.
While they are both silver, the resemblance ends there. The Protege has better build quality.
We do not share the same anecdotal experience chikoo.
#96 of 114 Re: Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [moparbad]
Aug 04, 2007 (6:34 am)
I own a Flat Rock built 2005 Mazda6 (4cyl w/ leather, moon, Bose), and my brother and best friend own a Japanese built Mazdaspeed6. Same build quality. Actually, most of the parts for the U.S. built Mazda6 come from Japan. I believe the body molds come from Japan, and the metal is stamped here. Interior materials come from Japan as well. Engine is from the Mazda plant in Mexico, and tranny comes from Japan.
#97 of 114 Re: Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [chikoo]
Aug 04, 2007 (8:08 am)
So, I guess the VW built in germany is the same as the VW built in mexico? God I hope not, sounds so much better to say my car was built in Germany - rolls of the tongue better. Sorry, had to change the subject from mazada. The 'zoom zoom' was enough for me to stay clear.
#98 of 114 Re: Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [aviboy97]
Aug 13, 2007 (9:10 am)
Actually, most of the parts for the U.S. built Mazda6 come from Japan.
It is absolutely false to state that most of the parts for the U.S. built Mazda6 come from Japan.
The Mazda6 built in US has greater than 75% domestic content. It qualifies as a domestic due to it's high content of US parts.
#99 of 114 Re: Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [moparbad]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:09 pm)
No, it is not greater then 75%, it is MAX 65%, as stated on the window sticker. It does not say what parts come from U.S./Canada. Also, percentage means total of overall parts, and is not specific. As I said, the body is stamped and built here. The interior materials are IDENTICAL to the Japanese built Mazdaspeed6, with the cloth seats, and carbon like dash trim from the Speed being the exception.
Would you count the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy as domestic since they are all built here?
#100 of 114 Help Me Decide!
Aug 28, 2007 (9:39 pm)
Stumbled across this thread while researching my own 6 vs TSX dilemma. Now that we know the pros and cons, let's throw price into the mix.
I found a 2007 Mazda6 S sport (automatic, leather, heated seats, sunroof, no spoiler and no fancy headlights) with 250 miles (yes 2-5-0; pre owned) for $20,400.
The other option in the same price range is a 2004 TSX with 43k miles, manual tran, no navi, for $18900. I love manual transmissions.
I know the TSX is a "nicer" car but then again I'd have to drive the Mazda for 3 years until I reached that same mileage number. Plus I get a new car warranty left on the 6.
Guys help me out, I need a car! Thanks fellas.
#101 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [contralj]
Aug 29, 2007 (2:25 am)
as a lover of manual transmission cars I would end up being unhappy with the mazda-not the car itself the fact it is automatic. If if were MT the choice would be a easy one.If you look you probably can get an 04 MT tsx/w nav for that amount or maybe less.
#102 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [contralj]
Aug 29, 2007 (4:47 am)
Have you been able to find a 6 with a manual?
#103 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [nj2pa2nc]
Aug 29, 2007 (4:48 am)
Well, I thought that maybe I'd be ok with the autostick on the Mazda as a compromise? It's funny, the first car I test drove on this journey was a 4-cyl Mazda 6 and since it was manual I thought it was fun as all get-out to drive. So that's a factor, but not a deciding one.
Anyway, let's just forget about the transmissions for a while; all other things being equal which would you go with?
I drive the TSX later tonight; only drove one thus far vs. about 4 or 5 flavors of the Mazda6. Maybe one more spin in the TSX will help me decide either way.
#104 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [contralj]
Aug 29, 2007 (5:07 am)
the o4 tsx is the first production year on that model so it has some problems. go to the tsx club forum to read what owners have to say. I own an 06 tsx which has more goodies on it- memory seats, power seats for both driver and passenger and more. I do love the car but we also had luck with the mazda- a 1991 mx-6 gt. sold it last year with 250,000 miles with the original turbo, clutch, engine and it ran excellant. our choices when deciding on our car purchase were a mazdaspeed 6 or the tsx. the dealer had one ms 6-no sunroof, no nav and it was silver. I wanted red,sunroof and nav so I bought the tsx. good luck with your decision-both are great cars