Did it break down? Every event I've heard of Mazda being at it has.
This looks good except it runs thru 2012 models (doesn't help those of us waiting on the 2014 m6).Looks like autoenginuity offers a Mazda add-on also. I have that software with the Ford bundle and it is good but not as good as vcds.
Maybe you should buy a car with a complete separate frame. Or only with steel wheels. Or with springs in the seats. Or an iron block and head. And only rear drive with a solid rear axle.
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What do you mean Brussels? Anyone else heard any thing about when to expect the Mazda diesel car in the US?Last time I heard from my Mazda guy, it was late August? But, they have delayed before, seems to be the trend. Just hope it is right and with manual when it comes. I might just bite. After Brussels Belgium sorts the car out, of course...
Any news about when the 6 or CX5 diesel is due? Very interesting post. You imply that the CX5 is a true crossover, not a small SUV, based on a car frame, not a truck. This distinction seems to be clouded these days but safety-wise it is huge to me. Does Mazda have good crash tests? How is your turbo hassle?I've driven the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV. Very impressed. Has a strong rating by Motor Trend as does the Mazda6, which has the best rating of a family-size sedan (over Passat & Accord, who held previous highest ratings). But I need a wagon, and the Mazda6 wagon with diesel has excellent ratings in Europe. This would be a strong competitor to the now non-existent Passat wagon. (Actually, the MKVI VW Sportwagon is as long as the previous European Passat.) The VW Sportwagon has nice room inside but Mazda6 is roomier. Having measured both the CX5 and Mazda6 I find the ground clearance of each at front and rear to be almost identical. This is useful as I trailer a lightweight, solid-wall camping trailer (Aliner). I'm having continued issues with my Jetta's turbocharger; now stuck in Montana, 2300 miles from home, with second turbo in 14 months! Why does VW only install rebuilt turbos? A Mazda sounds good at the moment, though I love driving the Jetta. Mazda6 diesel in sedan is due in dealerships this late-Oct or Nov 2013. In talking with dealers they feel the delay is due to "educating" their sales teams on how to talk diesel. I would guess they also have to train their service personnel & stock parts for diesels. If the Mazda6 wagon were not available I'd definitely buy a diesel CX5 when I get back home to Florida.
Well, that is not a good development for us as a diesel community. Guess, my source was misinformed. Won't be the first time a salesman has not been told the truth about future models.
The new Mazda6 Skyactive is 200 pounds lighter than my 2013 MZR, but the new, lighter car did better in the crash tests. Enuf said. PS: ever see how well the Mazda 2 takes a hit? pretty good...Maybe you should buy a car with a complete separate frame. Or only with steel wheels. Or with springs in the seats. Or an iron block and head. And only rear drive with a solid rear axle.
Lighter body in white using high strength steel and other materials means that other components can be lighter duty because there is less weight for them to carry around. The cars we drive were considered too light duty to be durable, especially the engine, when they were introduced. I have no idea how long the Mazda will last, but lighter weight components shouldn't be a worry. I'd be more concerned about whether they've improved their rust prevention.