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Forum: General Automotive 06-30-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By SayNoToPistons
I disagree due to the flood of new recent BMW...

I disagree due to the flood of new recent BMW offerings as of late. Here are their most popular models in the States just to name a few:

BMW X1 - Starts around $33,000 and based on a FWD Mini...
Forum: General Automotive 05-03-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By ASH8
With Matt on this one, IF Mazda are really going...

With Matt on this one, IF Mazda are really going true premium them IMO it cant be a FWD (east west) engine platform, a RWD (north south) with the right engines, transmissions, diff and PTW ratio's...
Forum: General Automotive 04-22-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By UnknownJinX
Nah. That would ruin it IMO. I prefer the...

Nah. That would ruin it IMO.

I prefer the direct response of the NA and supercharged engines.

My favorite thing about my stick shift 8 is just the seamless, direct response when you press on...
Forum: General Automotive 03-29-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By zoom44
the bars in the grill are now paired so the grill...

the bars in the grill are now paired so the grill is distinct from last year. the tail lamps are circular instead of squarish.

old

...
Forum: General Automotive 03-11-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By zoom44
screen grab. thats the first time there has been...

screen grab. thats the first time there has been an image in the wild of the hood open/off

...
Forum: General Automotive 03-07-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By ASH8
Matt Toyota to stop selling diesels cars in EU...

Matt Toyota to stop selling diesels cars in EU this year!
Forum: General Automotive 03-05-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By ASH8
Believe me it is Japan, they tell you what to do....

Believe me it is Japan, they tell you what to do.

You guys appear to have this view that the USA is the hub of Mazda, MNAO are all yes men to Japan. Been that way forever.

Every Distributor...
Forum: General Automotive 03-04-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By ASH8
Well Mazda are not in it as a charity, repeat...

Well Mazda are not in it as a charity, repeat going over the same crap, people are just NOT Buying Sports cars or Coupes in the numbers that make it viable = making money.

It is Great to see Mazda...
Forum: General Automotive 02-08-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By ASH8
EU Engineering and Design Awards Hat-trick for Mazda Cars in Europe

Engineering and Design Awards Hat-trick for Mazda Cars in Europe

The year (2018) has started with a hat-trick of prestigious awards in Paris, Brussels and Milan for Mazda's engineering innovation...
Forum: General Automotive 01-31-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By NotAPreppie
From a marketing perspective, you have to...

From a marketing perspective, you have to differentiate yourself from the rest. Honda and Toyota do it by being reliable. Subaru used to do it by being "interesting" and then used "the beauty of all...
Forum: General Automotive 01-30-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By NotAPreppie
Mazda won't be producing another sportscar beyond...

Mazda won't be producing another sportscar beyond the MX-5 for a while, let alone a rotary sportscar.

The market just isn't there anymore.
Forum: General Automotive 01-05-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By ASH8
Agree Matt, independent set up front and rear (no...

Agree Matt, independent set up front and rear (no live axle BS)...

Note, it shows a 5 stud/lug for wheel hubs, this always means a higher HP rated vehicle, I go as far to say the next gen 6 or...
Forum: General Automotive 01-04-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,319
Posted By ASH8
THE 2.5 TURBO... ...

THE 2.5
TURBO...

https://youtu.be/MfKs0NNiuC0
Forum: General Automotive 01-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By ASH8
Mazda has also been pissing off so many owners...

Mazda has also been pissing off so many owners and new car buyers over Car Play and Android Auto, Mazda have been promising and 'coming' since 2015 and still nothing...it can be a deal breaker.
I...
Forum: General Automotive 01-03-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By SayNoToPistons
The current Mazda6 is competing in a market that...

The current Mazda6 is competing in a market that is dominated by the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord (which tops its class), Hyundai Sonata, etc. Unfortunately, the competition has gotten so good that the...
Forum: General Automotive 12-03-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By SayNoToPistons
They will probably target the "entry-premium...

They will probably target the "entry-premium midsize CUV" segment, which means another transverse mount engine. I am willing to bet they are looking to fill the lower price point niche below the new...
Forum: General Automotive 11-16-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,319
Posted By SayNoToPistons
My exact plan. The availability of AWD will be...

My exact plan. The availability of AWD will be the ultimate decision maker for me with Mazda as a daily driver to replace my CX-5.

I am ready to appreciate a mature luxury car. The inflated price...
Forum: General Automotive 11-05-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By ASH8
Worth pointing out that during each and every...

Worth pointing out that during each and every vehicles assembly point from the very start to roll off ending and track testing every part is bar coded (part number) scanned for correct parts and...
Forum: General Automotive 11-05-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By ASH8
JP MAZDA FACTORY Japan Private Tour 2017

Probably THE BEST Video from NHK TV (Japan) showing Mazda Hiroshima Japan vehicle production facilities, the paint shop plus rare footage of Skyactiv Engine Assembly and how every human SOP is...
Forum: General Automotive 10-25-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By SayNoToPistons
I don't care for a "New RX", that hope was long...

I don't care for a "New RX", that hope was long gone.

Just build me a mature entry-level (luxury) RWD sport sedan with enough power to keep up with the competition - BMW 328/330, 335/340, or the...
Forum: General Automotive 09-27-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,874
Posted By ASH8
Sorry for the late response bud, I missed it. ...

Sorry for the late response bud, I missed it.
Mazda Europe and I don't have a link as it secure, so cant post, cant even find now, you could try and register MME Media, been with them for long time,...
Forum: General Automotive 09-24-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By zoom44
sure ...

sure https://www.motor1.com/news/181159/mazda6-rear-wheel-drive-rumor/
Forum: General Automotive 09-19-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By ASH8
Design elements were used from most of those...

Design elements were used from most of those smart-ass..the difference between a concept and prototype is?
Forum: General Automotive 09-14-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,342
Posted By ASH8
Hey Matt, yes CX-8 is only made in right hand...

Hey Matt,
yes CX-8 is only made in right hand drive JDM.

I wonder why new TC CX-9 has not yet made it to Europe as last TB V6 CX-9 was sold in some EU/UK countries....maybe capacity for Mazda as...
Forum: General Automotive 09-08-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 133,062
Posted By SayNoToPistons
Agreed. Even a run-of-the-mill F30 328/330 4.0cyl...

Agreed. Even a run-of-the-mill F30 328/330 4.0cyl with the ZF results in super snappy shifts (both up and down), while maintaining seamless comfort between shifts. Hell, the SkyActiv (post 2013...
Forum: General Automotive 08-28-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By New Yorker
Regarding a new rotary model, I'd say that's a...

Regarding a new rotary model, I'd say that's a good sign. Think about it. If Mazda was abandoning the rotary engine, they'd arguably not shine a big spotlight on rotary stuff. They'd be trying to get...
Forum: General Automotive 08-25-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By zoom44
Mazda Patent - New Upward Sweeping Doors

https://www.motor1.com/news/178047/mazda-upward-sweepng-door-patent/

The Patent covers a new hinge+torsion bar setup that allows the doors to sweep up at an angle when they open. Not as far as...
Forum: General Automotive 08-20-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By UnknownJinX
I think it makes sense for Mazda to try them out...

I think it makes sense for Mazda to try them out on piston engines first, as piston engines are, admittedly, a more tried design.

Just like their new HCCI engines, if things go well, these...
Forum: General Automotive 08-17-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By zoom44
i really like the idea of driving the...

i really like the idea of driving the supercharger with power from the eloop supercapacitor
Forum: General Automotive 08-15-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By gwilliams6
Miata engine Disassembly in Timelapse Video

Mazda Miata Engine Teardown Video - Miata Engine Teardown Stop Motion Video...
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