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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
#11067 of 20239 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:14 pm)
Yes, the Routan is a very pretty Dodge Caravan.
I drive a 2005 Audi A6, and no auto-maker comes close to the quality of the interior of an Audi.
I do really like Audi's design, particularly the new A4, however, I will respectfully disagree about the interior quality statement. I have spent a lot of time in my co-workers 2006 A6 4.2, and I was very unimpressed. Build quality is decent, but, design, materials and lay out were unimpressive for a $50,000 car.
#11068 of 20239 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:21 pm)
The fusion looks better and the Milan worse to me. I'd like to see a non-chrome grill option, though.
33 mpg highway would be 5 mpg above the rating for the 2.3 and 3 mpg better than the new Mazda6 with the same 2.5 engine. That is a fantastic improvement.
Though, with the plunging gas prices, I wonder how long it will be before they decide... "oops we were actual right before when all we cared about was trucks and SUVs" .
#11069 of 20239 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [stephen987]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:35 pm)
Don't like the reviews and you want the host to step in? :confuse
#11070 of 20239 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:36 pm)
I was thinking about buyin an 09 A4 V6, can't drive a 4 with a turbo. 42,000 fully loaded. nav. prem. etc. I test drove it around two weeks back, stiff steering, sporty, etc. but while on the test drive the car was really lacking in leg-room. Going to maybe trade my car in when the 09 A6 comes out. 51k on my car, no problems besides the sun-roof and rear cup-holders. Handling is superb, especially in snow, never going to own anything besides an Audi ever again. Thats why on affordable mid-size sedans I would go with the Passat. And you ask why I hate ford so much, before having my A6 I had a 2003 Expedition Edie Bauer, and the car was a piece of junk, stalling on the high way, not my thing.
#11071 of 20239 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [jeffyscott]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:42 pm)
I agree with you. The milan is an ugly car. The fusion doesn't look half bad though, I would want to see a 300hp V8 instead of the wimpy 263 hp 3.5... I wouldn't buy a car because it gets 3 more miles to the gallon. Gas prices are falling and I could careless if I safe 100 bucks a year in gas. I would like to see more hybrid SUV's coming.
#11072 of 20239 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [jeffyscott]
Oct 29, 2008 (3:43 pm)
33 mpg highway would be 5 mpg above the rating for the 2.3 and 3 mpg better than the new Mazda6 with the same 2.5 engine
I'm wondering if they really are the exact same engine. I did read that Ford uses a VVT system called "intake variable cam timing". I wonder if this is any different from Mazda's Variable Valve Timing. Maybe just in name? I have no idea. However, some of the press release stated exactly what Mazda did in their press release, by talking about newer intake and exhaust manifolds.
If they are indeed identical, then the Fusion must have a really really low revving 6th gear. 2,000-2,200 rpm's at 70mph?
#11073 of 20239 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (5:15 pm)
Further proof that mazda and ford only share engineering and basic components and do not clone each other's vehicles or engines.
Oct 29, 2008 (6:21 pm)
Where am I going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?
#11075 of 20239 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (6:32 pm)
If you want to be highly opinionated and badmouth other cars, at least try to be factually accurate. People will accept your comments better. I am currently driving an Audi; it has been great for the last five years we've had it, but I know that other great cars are out there too. I drove a MazdaSpeed6 for two years and enjoyed it just as much (or more? They are two different experiences.) as our Audi.
#11076 of 20239 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [waygrabow]
Oct 29, 2008 (6:39 pm)
The poster has already expressed distaste for anything less than a 300hp V8, something no vehicle in this forum offers. No point in even having a discussion here.