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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
#8959 of 20193 Re: No reviews of several 2008-09 brands [aviboy97]
Mar 03, 2008 (12:38 pm)
Mine is a 2005, I guess that is why it won't display! It's not a real big deal. I suppose if you look under a 2005 review, you will see mine.
All reviews which are accepted display. You just have to look under the right year. You can also (but don't have to) narrow it down by trim level. And yes, it is a big deal; we want reviews to be posted!
Have you looked here: http://www.edmunds.com/mazda/mazda6/2005/consumerreview.html? I don't know your trim level and there are at least 14 pages of 2005 reviews so I can't really look for it myself.
Again, if it's not being posted, resubmit and email me when you've done so. I'll either make sure it gets posted or let you know why not.
Edit: Here, at this time it is the last one on this page, dated 10/09/07: http://www.edmunds.com/mazda/mazda6/2005/review.html.
#8960 of 20193 Re: No reviews of several 2008-09 brands [m6user]
Mar 03, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I made the same the same mistake on trying to put a review of my 07 Mazda6 up there. I figured out pretty quick that they just want the 2008MY reviews. What date they use for the switchover I don't know.
Nothing could be further from the truth. We want and accept all reviews of all model years, whether they are of the current MY or any previous one. If you submit your 07 review under the 08 MY, no, we can't accept that, but all you have to do is put your review in the right category and write it according to the very simple guidelines. It will be published.
I offer you the same thing I offered aviboy97 - and I offer this to everyone anytime - submit a review, email me letting me know you have done so, and I will personally let you know what will happen with it and approximately when.
"What date they use for the switchover" is the approximate date the new MY hits the streets, as I think I mentioned earlier. That "switchover" is only relevant to what appears in the Learn More box on the right side of the page. It is not at all relevant to the model years of reviews we accept and encourage.
I hope that makes things clearer, but please do feel free to email me about this subject at any time.
#8961 of 20193 Re: No reviews of several 2008-09 brands [pat]
Mar 03, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Thank you, pat, I appreciate it!
#8962 of 20193 Re: No reviews of several 2008-09 brands [aviboy97]
Mar 03, 2008 (2:06 pm)
You are very welcome! I'm glad I was able to find it.
#8963 of 20193 Re: No reviews of several 2008-09 brands [pat]
Mar 03, 2008 (4:58 pm)
Thanks, Pat. I didn't realize you could add reviews for previous model years.
#8964 of 20193 Re: Today Show confusion [m6user]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:00 pm)
Do you know what MSRP's were used in the comparison? As long as they stated that the comparison was made using MSRP, what else do they have to explain? What prices would you have them use?
#8965 of 20193 Re: Today Show confusion [elroy5]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:28 pm)
No, I don't know what MSRPs they used. I assume they were fair and used comparable drivetrains/options etc. I just thought it would have been more accurate for them to offer the caveat that the comparisons really depend on what is actually paid for the cars and not NECCESARILY the MSRP. The way they stated it was that they took an Accord and a Sonata with a difference of around $1200 or so in MSRP and figured the overall cost of ownership for 5 years and, lo and behold, even though the Honda cost more....it was cheaper over five years. Thats why at the very end of the segment they mentioned that Ford and Hyundai had problems with their methodology but they didn't go into any real detail as to why.
#8966 of 20193 Re: Today Show confusion [m6user]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:59 pm)
The way they stated it was that they took an Accord and a Sonata with a difference of around $1200 or so in MSRP and figured the overall cost of ownership for 5 years and, lo and behold, even though the Honda cost more....it was cheaper over five years.
So how did the Sonata eat up that $1200 over 5 years? I figure gas mileage, and resale value, had something to do with it, but anything else?
#8967 of 20193 Malibu Door Handles
Mar 03, 2008 (6:02 pm)
I went and looked at the Malibu yesterday and noticed that the exterior door handles wiggled around and were almost flexible when you pulled on them. Reeked of cheap. Anyone else notice this?
#8968 of 20193 Re: Malibu Door Handles [thegraduate]
Mar 03, 2008 (6:10 pm)
The handles are sturdy---no problems whatsoever in our 08 LS. What I don't like is pressing on the gas tank cover to open it. I can imagine the paint will peel off the gas cover pretty soon. In my opinion that is a design flaw.