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    1. Senior Member Wimbledon's Avatar
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      04-07-2010 12:20 AM #1
      http://www.insideline.com/mazd....html

      Quote, originally posted by Inside Line »
      Just the Facts:
      * Mazda will unveil a locally produced version of the Mazda 8 minivan later this month at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show.
      * The vehicle, known in Japan as the Mazda MPV, will be assembled in China with local partner FAW.
      HIROSHIMA, Japan — Mazda will unveil a locally produced version of the Mazda 8 minivan later this month at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. The vehicle, known in Japan as the Mazda MPV, will be assembled in China with local partner FAW.
      Mazda also will bring to the Beijing show its portfolio of next-generation SKY engines, including the SKY-G direct-injection gasoline unit and SKY-D clean diesel.
      Inside Line says: Mazda could find it tough to crack the Chinese midsize people-mover market, which is dominated by such strong entries as the Buick GL8, the Honda Odyssey and the JAC Refine. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent
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      04-07-2010 12:21 AM #2
      Yes, that MPV.

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      04-07-2010 12:23 AM #3
      This smile face is tolerable.
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    4. 04-07-2010 12:24 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by DubNMiatafan »
      This smile face is tolerable.

      I'd say it actually looks pretty good.

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      04-07-2010 12:26 AM #5
      i think it looks great
      much better exterior styling cues than the new Sienna/upcoming Odyssey and Quest

    6. 04-07-2010 10:47 AM #6
      This, I can dig. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    7. 04-07-2010 10:52 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Traldan »
      I'd say it actually looks pretty good.

      Agreed.

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      04-07-2010 10:56 AM #8
      Another one we miss out on...sigh...

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      04-07-2010 10:58 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by That1njguy »
      Another one we miss out on...sigh...

      Nobody bought 'em when they were available here.

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      04-07-2010 11:00 AM #10
      Almost has a Cruze-esque vibe to the front. I quite like it though, seems to be a little different than the bloated boat look the other Japanese minivans have.

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      04-07-2010 11:03 AM #11
      Nice minivan!

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      04-07-2010 11:04 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by PassSedanGLX »
      Nobody bought 'em when they were available here.

      I'm actually kind of surprised that they aren't bringing this to Canada. The old MPVs are everywhere here. The size and price was a winning combo for Canadian buyers.

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      04-07-2010 11:08 AM #13
      Wow, way better looking than any of the other Mazda's.

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      04-07-2010 11:10 AM #14
      Where's Cho?
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      04-07-2010 11:10 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by That1njguy »
      Another one we miss out on...sigh...

      Dude, it's a minivan that looks like a stunted Chevrolet Traverse. The CX-9 isn't a paragon of secks, but this isn't precisely forbidden fruit. It's forbidden brussels sprouts.
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      04-07-2010 11:17 AM #16

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      Quote, originally posted by PassSedanGLX »
      Nobody bought 'em when they were available here.

      we bought two & would definitely buy this one
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    17. 04-07-2010 11:18 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by JMBII »
      Wow, way better looking than any of the other Mazda's.

      Hey now...
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      04-07-2010 11:21 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by chrisj428 »
      Where's Cho?

      hey...you know every time an MPV thread pops up i'm there
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      04-07-2010 11:30 AM #19
      I read "8" and was hoping to come in and see a 929 or Millenia esque vehicle.
      It looks pretty good though.
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      04-07-2010 11:32 AM #20
      If they styled the MS3 after that I'd have nothing to hate about it.

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      04-07-2010 11:41 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by sicklyscott »
      I read "8" and was hoping to come in and see a 929 or Millenia esque vehicle.

      Me too. And it would make sense, given China's obsession with large sedans.

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      04-07-2010 11:42 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by DubNMiatafan »
      This smile face is tolerable.
      reminds one of the girl with braces in Little Shop Of Horrors
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      04-07-2010 12:05 PM #23
      Front reminds me of the Altima and the CX-9

    24. 04-07-2010 01:24 PM #24
      Looks wise I would take that over any minivan offer here.

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      04-07-2010 01:26 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by jebglx »

      OH...MY...GOD
      we bought two & would definitely buy this one

      X2
      I bought one too, MPVs are good minivans.
      I would LOVE to buy that one....hope they come

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