Last edited by 2.0_Mazda; 10-05-2012 at 10:14 PM.
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/05/2...-drive-review/The Euro-spec sedan with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, automatic transmission and i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system weighs 2,992 pounds. That's a 337-pound weight loss over the current Mazda6 with the automatic, otherwise known as "having your cake." When it comes time to eat it, you'll be happy to know that torsional rigidity has been upped by more than 30 percent.
"Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."
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Last edited by Mike!; 10-06-2012 at 01:31 AM.
Last edited by BRealistic; 10-06-2012 at 10:51 AM.
Some here are arguing about style.
The Mazda6 is a much more daring style than the conservative even by VW standards Passat.
If that scares you- then fine.
If you like extremely conservative styling- then fine.
But let's stop the silliness.
And if you do like extremely conservative styling, then how about liking the conservative styling by brands other than VW? Or maybe just admit to being a hypocritical fanboy and then be quiet.
Last edited by BRealistic; 10-06-2012 at 10:59 AM.
The new 6 looks fantastic to my eyes, and I actually find it appealing that they haven't (yet) overloaded it with touch-screens and fancy interfaces for every single feature - and I'm squarely in the age bracket that you think would want all that stuff. Give me a solid Bluetooth interface to sync up with my phone, and I'll be fine. It will be at the top of my shopping list in 2-3 years when I'm looking to trade up to a midsizer
For the price of the CC you could trick out a Sonata and still have money to spare.
Last edited by BLK9GEN; 10-06-2012 at 03:12 PM.
You VW fanboys are a loyal bunch, I'll give you that much. VW could produce an utter POS and you'd still find a way to defend it.
Those foglights and lower grill look like sh*t, BTW. But hey, at least it's pricey and bound to be plagued with problems down the road like nearly every other VW. It's all about looking on the bright side.
Last edited by BLK9GEN; 10-06-2012 at 04:37 PM.
Actually, I think that 2 cars that have aged remarkably well are the first generation Mazda 6 and 3. Still look great to me; much better than the current generation. I think that the new 6 looks fantastic. It'll be interesting to see how good it looks down the road.
And I like the new Passat. Yes, conservative, but that doesn't have to mean boring (although the interior could use a bit more personality, but I don't mean the spaceship look that so many cars have these days). It has a very muscular look. And I've been seeing them all over the place lately. I would call the Jetta boring conservative though.
Last edited by BRealistic; 10-06-2012 at 10:05 PM.