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Old 11-10-2018, 11:04 AM
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oh and the wheels on the 2019 are Much nicer than the 2018 pizza slices
This!

I always though the 2018 wheels were hideous. The 2019 wheels are leaps and bounds better.
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Mazda to recall 640,000 Diesels Engine Worldwide due to valve spring issues.

It is this sort of **** that could be the end of Mazda as this cost (none of it) is not recoverable as the parts are self made (Mazda cant recoup from third party).
Then the actual labor cost...

Mazda already lost millions in the recent floods, 44,000 cars not made, then the Takata recall
https://www.aol.com/article/finance/...ssue/23583804/
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hoping to see the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims at the LA auto show at the end of the month.
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I mean, I went to see a Mazda 6 GT 2.5T with a friend yesterday and it's pretty nice inside. The salesman made sure to mention that since Mazda lacks a luxury brand, they are trying to make the higher-trim 6 more luxurious. It definitely looks more classy than an Accord or a Camry.
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unknown: absolutely! Mazda has been trying to move up-market for years and when you compare their designs and especially the interiors of today vs where they were just 5 or 8 years ago it's night and day.
I got into a CX-9 signature at the LA auto show 2 years ago and then immediately got into a new BMW X series and Mazda is right on par with them. Sure the bimmer has some newer tech but the car was also 25k more than the mazda.

I'm happy to see Mazda making strides in this area and I might even add a new Mazda to my garage some time soon.
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There is a minor thing I like about Mazda as well: a lot of their cars are manufactured in Japan.

Cars made in Japan have very good finishes. You don't(or at least much less likely) have crap like uneven gaps, panels that don't attach, etc. I know this stuff happens a lot with the Accord(manufactured in the US). Even my old Accord Coupe has one side of the hood higher up than the other side and there were no accidents on the record. My RX-8 by comparison doesn't have anything like that.
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There is a minor thing I like about Mazda as well: a lot of their cars are manufactured in Japan.

Cars made in Japan have very good finishes. You don't(or at least much less likely) have crap like uneven gaps, panels that don't attach, etc. I know this stuff happens a lot with the Accord(manufactured in the US). Even my old Accord Coupe has one side of the hood higher up than the other side and there were no accidents on the record. My RX-8 by comparison doesn't have anything like that.

Always felt the same way. I want my Japanese cars made in Japan, and I want my German cars made in Germany. You essentially have to murder someone to get fired from american auto manufacturing thanks to unions. There was an old saying about buying an american manufactured car. You don't want one built on a Monday or a Friday.
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^Basically why I wouldn't consider or recommend a Tesla Model 3. Mismatched interior panels, interior mirrors falling off(at least on earlier models)... HTF does that even make past QC(if there even is one)? Especially for a car that's not priced that high? People say these cars are made in tents for a reason.

Anyway, it's a shame that my local dealer's sales department sucks. Catalogue not properly updated, and they wouldn't budge the price. My friend even showed them a dealer in Vancouver that's selling the same trim Mazda 6 for CAN$4000 cheaper, and he even said if you price match with them, it's a done deal. Still wouldn't budge on the price, so my friend basically said "Well f**k you too" and is checking with the Vancouver dealer.

My friend also researched and he said that the 6 also doesn't offer very good value compared to the competitors. I guess it has to do with the fact that most people still don't consider 6 to be a luxury car. He said the interior noise is also a bit higher but I don't really recognize that. Our local dealer has 4 Mazda 6 in stock along with about 30 Mazda 3. Supposedly the 3 sells a lot better, and the SUV frenzy also dented all the mid-size Sedan sales.
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