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      10-02-2012 12:55 AM #1


      This was posted on C&D last month, not sure if posted (search said no).

      I like it........
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      10-02-2012 01:03 AM #2
      Did they change anything besides the nose? I prefer the smiley face.

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      10-02-2012 01:29 AM #3
      I think, if this is how it's gonna look........ that this is the best example of Mazda's latest design philosophy. This looks really good.
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      10-02-2012 01:33 AM #4
      All I see is a squished CX-5.

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      10-02-2012 03:27 AM #5
      Looks soooooo much better than the current smiley face Mazda 3. Nice job Mazda!

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      10-02-2012 03:56 AM #6
      this is a heavily chopped pic of the new 6. If the next 3 does indeed look close to this, it won't be a bad thing.
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      10-02-2012 07:32 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JDBVR6 View Post
      Looks soooooo much better than the current smiley face Mazda 3. Nice job Mazda!
      It is a Car and Driver produced/commisioned rendering. As such, it is outside speculation and not the work of Mazda.

    9. 10-02-2012 08:40 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by JDBVR6 View Post
      Looks soooooo much better than the current smiley face Mazda 3. Nice job Mazda!
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    10. 10-02-2012 08:55 AM #10
      Will there be a concept version of this coming up? The 6 and CX-5 concepts were so close to the production versions.

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      10-02-2012 09:21 AM #11
      Looks good and expected of KODO design. I wonder if it still rusts though.
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      10-02-2012 09:24 AM #12
      I don't like it, too truck-y
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      10-02-2012 09:29 AM #13
      I would have expected Mazda to show the new 3 at L.A.

      Since we haven't heard anything concrete yet, I'm guessing we'll have to wait until at least New York.
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      10-02-2012 09:39 AM #14
      Not bad. I think the 3 will come out 2014 spring time as a 2015 model for North America. Mazda has followed that for the CX-5 and now the 6.

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      10-02-2012 09:48 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      It is a Car and Driver produced/commisioned rendering. As such, it is outside speculation and not the work of Mazda.
      Yeah, but it looks great!

      The current frontal just doesn't work for me. Not even so much the smile (which I hate), but the black plastic teeth protector hiding the bumper beam.

      I love the new CX5 and its face looks great here.

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      10-02-2012 10:02 AM #16
      Word has it the current gen 3 will be the last Mazdaspeed due to the company promoting all this sky active stuff. Anyway this car could look pretty good with the Mazdaspeed trim/ drivetrain.

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      10-02-2012 10:08 AM #17
      Don't like the front end on the 3.....works for the 6 i don't know about this one though
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      10-02-2012 10:25 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Pool Runner View Post
      Word has it the current gen 3 will be the last Mazdaspeed due to the company promoting all this sky active stuff. Anyway this car could look pretty good with the Mazdaspeed trim/ drivetrain.
      A more appropriate way to look at it would be that the Mazdaspeed3 will not be available immediately following the redesign, but may be reintroduced later with a slightly different formula.

      The DISI engine is done.
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      10-02-2012 10:37 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by SSLByron View Post
      A more appropriate way to look at it would be that the Mazdaspeed3 will not be available immediately following the redesign, but may be reintroduced later with a slightly different formula.

      The DISI engine is done.
      I agree with a different formula. I always felt that the Speed 3 was a Japanese Caliber. Much nicer, but still just raw power.

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      10-02-2012 10:37 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SSLByron View Post
      A more appropriate way to look at it would be that the Mazdaspeed3 will not be available immediately following the redesign, but may be reintroduced later with a slightly different formula.

      The DISI engine is done.
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      10-02-2012 10:38 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0_Mazda View Post
      I agree with a different formula. I always felt that the Speed 3 was a Japanese Caliber. Much nicer, but still just raw power.
      yea because they definitely handled like trash!!!
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      This thread title is misleading, the ls1 one belongs in everything.


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      10-02-2012 10:50 AM #22
      I like it a lot (better than the new Golf actually)... Should be interesting to see if it actually turns out looking like that, and if the rear looks less goofy than the current one.
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    23. 10-02-2012 11:37 AM #23
      I dont know why but I like the smiley face more

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      10-02-2012 11:48 AM #24
      at first i was like LOL!


      then i serious'ed.



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      10-02-2012 11:49 AM #25
      it's just a photoshop of the new Mazda6 with a mazda 3 greenhouse.......
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      10-02-2012 11:54 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by OrangeA4 View Post
      it's just a photoshop of the new Mazda6 with a mazda 3 greenhouse.......
      We know. It's already been acknowledged. Read the thread. That doesn't mean that we can't comment on it.

      Looks pretty good for an unofficial render. Proportions are a little off, though. The nose is too big for the rest of the body.
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      10-02-2012 12:35 PM #27
      The demise of the 'Speed3 for a while seems to be carrying some weight to the rumors. There is also rumor of the next-gen 6 coming in Mazdaspeed guise eventually, but no word on powerplants yet. I've heard TT v6 diesel, but let's be realistic...
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      10-02-2012 12:38 PM #28
      Oh, yes. That is beautiful. It reminds me of the aggressive face of the old Toyotas from the 70's and 80's for some reason. Upright, purposeful, aggressive without being over the top.

      Bring me this with a Skyactiv-D hybrid please.

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      10-02-2012 12:44 PM #29
      We know. It's already been acknowledged. Read the thread.
      buddy I did read the thread.........

      STFU

      I thought finding the exact photo they used to hack it together with was worth noting.
      Now I know why you have 14k posts. blah blah blah blah blah

      As I was saying for those of you who have interests in digital art and or photoshopping skills, you may note the C&D rendering appears to be generated using this image of the newly redesigned mazda6.

      It appears they used a little squashy, a little stretchy, employed some cut and paste, some nudge and smudge, and maybe a wee bit of feathered lasso selection.

      Now I will STFU and this thread. Apologies for intruding on your conversation.
      I'll take my 1K post count and crawl back under my rock.
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      10-02-2012 01:18 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by OrangeA4 View Post
      buddy I did read the thread.........

      STFU
      Hey, how about some more rolley-eyes?!?!? I don't think you used enough.

      I thought finding the exact photo they used to hack it together with was worth noting.
      But that's not what you said in your post. Instead, you decided to play the Dick Card. You got called out for it and now you're trying to cover with some stupid jibber jabber about your Photoshop knowledge. Weak.

      No one cares about your post count or mine. At least I don't. It had been mentioned several times that this was an unofficial render. If you hadn't read the thread, that would have been better. But since you claim that you did, and still felt the need to inform everyone once again about the fact along with the derisive " ", made you come across like a tool.

      That's for you to own, not me. But hey, let me you back and we'll pretend like it's all good.
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      10-02-2012 02:02 PM #31
      That is ugly as sh*t
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      10-02-2012 02:20 PM #32
      looks like the smiling Mazada 3 got punched in the face... eww
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      10-02-2012 02:21 PM #33
      Looks much better than the current front end.
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    34. 10-02-2012 06:20 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by randy View Post


      This was posted on C&D last month, not sure if posted (search said no).

      I like it........
      I know this is just a rendering or a p-shop, but I hope the final thing looks like this because that looks really, really good.

    35. 10-02-2012 06:35 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by randy View Post


      This was posted on C&D last month, not sure if posted (search said no).

      I like it........
      Am I crazy?


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