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#1880 of 2226 Re: Delivery schedule [1stmzda]
Dec 18, 2008 (6:28 pm)
Would you be able to provide any insight into when the next delivery of Mazda6's might take place?
Job 1 is just finishing up production for the 09 Mazda6. Inventory is pretty heavy with the 09 Mazda6 because total 09 inventory was mainly ordered during Job1. Job 2 does not begin until after the new year. I had the opportunity to tour the AAI plant in Flat Rock, MI, where they build the Mazda6, earlier this month and the factory will be dark for most of the holiday season from what they told me.
I'm also considering the 2010 Mazda3 which I understand may be arriving in Feb?
With the struggling world economy, I believe Mazda is going to hold off on 2010 Mazda3 production until 2009 inventory slims out a bit more. I expect the 2010's to be here in late March / early April.
Also, any insight into whether Mazda will continue the S-Plan pricing should Ford drop out of the picture?
That is a great question! One I have asked myself, and for now, there is no plans to discontinue that partnership. Now, Ford still owns a bit of stake, only 14% I believe. Technology sharing will continue, however, many of MNAO exec's who were placed in the company by Ford will be phased out, and Mazda will replace them with people of their choosing. This translates into faster response time to issues, design and R & D will happen a a bit more swift, and Japan will have more influence of daily opperations. Ford also loses their seat on the board as a member of Mazda Motor Co.
#1881 of 2226 Re: Snow tires [sedmund]
Dec 19, 2008 (8:16 am)
Do you have traction control off or something? I have a very steep, very long driveway that would occasionally give my forrester problems, and it's been snowing pretty much every day this week, and I've had no issues. Granted, I think the all seasons they put on these cars are kind of crap in the snow (give me some triple tread all seasons any day) but I've been surprised at just how well the car has been doing in the snow and ice.
#1882 of 2226 Re: Delivery schedule [aviboy97]
Dec 19, 2008 (9:24 am)
Hey, thanks avi. I check out this site to research models and I appreciate your contributions. Last answer sounds great if it happens, sounds like it will allow Mazda to have more control over their products (for the better).
#1883 of 2226 Re: Delivery schedule [1stmzda]
Dec 19, 2008 (1:49 pm)
I'm glad I could help!
sounds like it will allow Mazda to have more control over their products (for the better)
There won't be much change over product control, but, rather how the company is run. Think of Mazda being more efficient with daily operations.
#1884 of 2226 Re: Snow tires [lpmiller]
Dec 19, 2008 (7:25 pm)
No I don't have traction control off. In fact when I was trying to drive up the snowy driveway I saw the tcs light/icon on the dash come on a few times but it didn't help. BTW apart from my driveway I didn't have any traction issues with the 6 anywhere else even when on some areas where the roads weren't fully clear and had some snow on them. It's basically the slope of my driveway that's causing issue here with the 6.
BTW the awd CX-9 that we have went up the driveway unflinchingly, just before I tried the 6 and failed. I used to be skeptical of awd's till I got to see the ease with which our CX-9 climbs up our driveway under low traction conditions.
Dec 19, 2008 (9:31 pm)
I have a 09 Mazda6 S Grand Touring.
I drove in over 10 inches of snow today with no issues!
I also had a small problem getting up my high driveway.
I switched off the traction control & was easy able to get in my garage!
#1886 of 2226 Re: Snow tires [sedmund]
Dec 20, 2008 (6:04 am)
Perhaps, while the Mazda6 comes with all-season tires, they are more performance oriented and less all-season-ish than what some other vehicles come with.
#1887 of 2226 Remote Start works but...
Dec 20, 2008 (9:11 pm)
I bought My Mazda6 in October and got my remote Mazda remote start put installed in November. The shop had a tough time installing it taking them two days and they needed to give me a car rental, but anyway the remote start is not that great. My issues i have with it are, 1)the remote start key is one button. you need to hold it for one second then push it quickly again for your car to start. if pushed wrong it will set off your car alarm and not start your car, so when you go outside your car is off but your alarm is on. 2) with advance key less system, when you open your door it turns off the car. it is a safety feature. so you will have to restart your car after you open your door. 3) the key fob does not tell you if your car was started, im kind of picky on that one but it would be nice to be able to tell if it started or not other than walking outside to see if it worked or not. so I would probably pass on it unless those aren't much of an issue for you. OH and one other thing, you can not have your rear defrosters turned on with your car, so you will have to turn it on after you get in your car.
#1888 of 2226 Stuck in the snow.
Dec 21, 2008 (2:46 pm)
I have a 2009 Mazda 6 S GT.. I was pulling out of a parking lot today, and there was about 6 - 8 inches of snow at the end of the parking lot. I stopped to make sure no cars were coming down the road and hit the gas. the TCS light began the flash.. I wasn't moving very far. then out of no where my car turned off.. I looked at the start button and noticed that just the accessories were on. I press the start button. Turned off the TCS and got right out.
Has anyone else had this problem.. or knows what might cause this?
I also live on a steep hill and have not had an issue getting up my driveway.
I was mildly concerned when my car turned off thou...
#1889 of 2226 Re: Stuck in the snow. [snoopy316]
Dec 22, 2008 (9:33 am)
I was pulling out of a parking lot today, and there was about 6 - 8 inches of snow at the end of the parking lot. I stopped to make sure no cars were coming down the road and hit the gas. the TCS light began the flash
First, your TCS should be turned off when starting from a dead stop and you are in snow that deep because you need wheel spin to get your car moving forward. The TCS light was flashing because the car was letting you know the TCS was activated (preventing wheel spin by reducing engine throttle and utilizing the brakes). The TCS system was working properly.
I wasn't moving very far. then out of no where my car turned off.
My guess is that since the TCS was engaged for so long, the throttle was reduced for too long and the engine starved itself of fuel.
Again, when starting from a dead stop, turn off the TCS until you are actively moving forward, then turn it back on. Your salesman should have told you that. You can also read about it in your owners manual.