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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11054 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:40 pm)
The drive of the 1st gen Mazda6 was anything but American, and they were not almost the same car. Similar platform's do not equal same car. That is a common misconception.
The Fusion is highly recommended by leading consumer publications as was the 1st gen Mazda6. According to many, including the site you are posting on (Edmunds.com) the 09 Mazda6 is a class leader, ahead of Altima, Camry and Accord. Not a good idea to buy either? Hardly. The reasons you post fail to prove that. Sorry. If you just don't like them, that's fine. Then that's what you should say. Don't make non factual based comments or people like myself will jump on you for it.
#11055 of 18178 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:41 pm)
I've been looking for a rear view, and I can't seem to find one. My guess is the front end is the same plastic-chrome. I've never been a fan of it.
Man, am I the only one that sees a Saab!?!?!
#11056 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:20 pm)
The Fusion and Milan have the same 3/36 bumper to bumper and 5/60 powertrain warranty as the Accord and is just as reliable based on the last 3 years of data. There is nothing wrong with the grille material, either. If you don't like the design just say so and don't buy one.
#11057 of 18178 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:20 pm)
Who uses real metal chrome grilles these days?
#11058 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:23 pm)
Thats funny, because Ford owns 33% of Mazda and the Mazda 6 is made in America. Not only do the Fusion and the 6 share the SAME CHASSIS, are BUILT IN THE SAME PLANT, SHARE THE SAME ENGINE AND SUSPENSION. So before you start talking smack, look up your information. I have driven an 05 Mazda 6, and a 2006 Fusion and they drive the same, cheap, and loose. So why don't you stop making non-factual based comments. Oh, and BTW, Ofcourse the 09 Mazda 6 is class-leading it just got a 100% new body style, inside and out. The Camry and Accord have been on the market since 2007. I have nothing against the new Mazda 6, have not driven one yet.
#11059 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:26 pm)
Fusion is built in Hermosillo, Mexico (always has been). Mazda6 is built in FlatRock.
09 Fusion has a 3.0L and 3.5L V6. 09 Mazda6 has a 3.7L V6.
So before YOU start talking smack YOU might want to look up your information. Then again I don't think you're much interested in facts.
#11060 of 18178 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:27 pm)
Chevy Malibu (Upscale Model)
Audi A4 3.2
Audi A6 4.2
BMW 330i and BMW 330xi
BMW 535i, 535xi, 550i
BMW 750i, 750li
Mercedes Benz E350
Too Many to list, the plastic looks cheap.
#11061 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:28 pm)
I'm talking about the 2008 models..
#11062 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:34 pm)
Why would you buy any of them? Why wouldn't you buy a Passat with 4 years/50,000 mile warranty, and German engineering. I would never own a non-german made car.
#11063 of 18178 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:36 pm)
They are not built in the same plant. The Fusion is built in Mexico! The Mazda6 is built at Auto Alliance International in Flat Rock, MI which was originally built by Mazda and called Mazda Motor USA Manufacturing. Ford then bought into it so it could build some of their cars. They do not share the same suspension either. The 4 cyl is a Mazda engine and the V6 WAS, is no longer, a Ford engine. Remember who developed the platform (GG/GY), Mazda!
So, I say again, The Fusion was loosely based on the 1st gen Mazda6.
I have a funny feeling you are about to get ripped by many here in regards to calling the Mazda6 "cheap and loose". greyghost, where are ya? All evidence points to the contrary.
Again, if you didn't like it, just say so!