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#137 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda 6 [aviboy97]
Oct 20, 2007 (7:29 pm)
It is not too expensive to have two platforms if they warm over the existing 2007 platform with new sheetmetal and interior.
That is what has been done with the Ford Focus for the last several years and they are going to again stretch it a few more years with the restyled 2008 Focus.
Ford is doing this to save money, and they never did that before either, so it is possible Mazda will do the same.
Maybe the US will get the same model as the new European Mazda6, but that's not what articles about the new Mazda6 have said.
#138 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda 6 [jaxs1]
Oct 21, 2007 (6:20 am)
Re-read my post #115. Then read it again. If you still don't get it, read it a third time. Click on the articles I linked as well.
And as Aviboy has stated himself, he WORKS for Mazda, he knows what he's talking about. I know of other sources inside Mazda that have stated the same thing.
And you're basing your conclusions on "rumors" from car journalists?
#139 of 2226 Mazda 2008 6 sedan
Oct 21, 2007 (9:58 pm)
Aviboy97 where on mazdas website did you see info on the new mazda 6 and what is mazda plan for 2008 for the 6
#140 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda 6 [jaxs1]
Oct 22, 2007 (9:17 am)
Maybe the US will get the same model as the new European Mazda6, but that's not what articles about the new Mazda6 have said
Sometimes we all take what authors in magazines say as the real story. Infact, many of these authors are trying to sell what they are writing. Not all the time are they fact based. Mazda, nor any mfg, will talk to a magazine and tell them of their ultimate plan. Mfg's want to tell the world, themselves.
I don't know if any of you remember when the Mazda MX-Crossport was to be built, now the CX-7? Everyone thought the CX-7 was going to have the 3.0L 215hp V6. I was telling everyone that it was getting the MZR 2.3L DISI Turbo, and no one believed me. Does this mean I am always right? No. But, in this case, look at the facts. The camo covered Mazda6 that has been seen under going testing in Detroit is virtually the same as the car from Frankfurt. The rear tail pipes looked a bit different,and it seems the front bumper may be slightly different as well. Now, also look at www.mazdausa.com. Under the "news" section, Mazda placed a pic of the front end in a press release. It's the same as the car we saw in Frankfurt. I, personally, attended a Mazda function in Syracuse, NY, where Mazda's top brass talked about the upcoming Mazda6 for a part of the session. The pic's were IDENTICAL to the Frankfurt car as well. From what I have seen, and heard, I have no reason to suspect the NA version of the Mazda6 will really vary from what Mazda showed us in Frankfurt. Now, as far as features and engines go, I have no clue. I have not been privledged to that info. As soon as I am, I will share it with all of you.
#141 of 2226 Re: Mazda 2008 6 sedan [dave00691]
Oct 22, 2007 (9:18 am)
The 2008 6's are already on dealer lots. The design is a carry-over but Mazda cancelled the wagon and hatchback.
#142 of 2226 Re: Mazda 2008 6 sedan [qddave]
Oct 22, 2007 (9:19 am)
The design is a carry-over but Mazda cancelled the wagon and hatchback.
They canceled only the wagon. The hatch's are still an option.
#143 of 2226 Re: Mazda 2008 6 sedan [qddave]
Oct 22, 2007 (9:25 am)
I think it is only the wagon that is discontinued and the hatchback (5 door) continues to be available in the 2008 model.
#144 of 2226 Re: Mazda 2008 6 sedan [jeffyscott]
Oct 22, 2007 (11:41 am)
MazdaSpeed6 ended it's 2 year run and Wagon6 not offered for 2008.
2009 Mazda6 is still a mystery as to exactly what we will have in the US. Most likely the same Mazda6 as Europe and Japan with minor modifications to bumpers, lights, trim and glass and a V6 option.
#145 of 2226 Re: Mazda 2008 6 sedan [moparbad]
Oct 22, 2007 (12:18 pm)
I'm very curious to see whether we get the 3.7 or 3.5 V6. My guess is we are going to get the 3.5, simply because the new 6 will be built here. I highly doubt the 3.7 will be shipped here. However, I can't imagine Mazda making changes to produce the 3.7 in Japan for the CX-9 only.
#146 of 2226 Re: mazda [mpg60]
Oct 22, 2007 (4:12 pm)
"i saw on the web today they are beginning mule testing of the new 3. the photo looks the same as current 3, but they are indicating of course a boost in horsepower due to changing to the new 2.5l engine along with a bigger car with styling cues of the new generation 6."
Where did you see that?