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2009 Mazda6

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  • exit123exit123 Posts: 136
    Thanks, I was thinking that too.
  • Just to let everyone know, if you go to Mazda's website, you can sign up for info on the next-gen 6
  • Now youre talking !!!! :shades:
  • I don't think edmunds is in the habit of making this page 6 months before the car is available...the new 6 pic is there too (although it could be that of the euro one)

    http://www.edmunds.com/mazda/mazda6/2009/review.html

    Does it mean they already have one, will have one real soon or is this just wishful thinking?!?
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Those are pictures of the Euro Mazda6. Apparently, our Mazda6 will be very similar.

    The 2009 Mazda6 for the US wil displayed to non MNAO (Mazda North American Operations) employees in April at the national dealer meetings in Denver, CO.

    I am not suprised that Edmunds already has it's hands on one. Mazda is one of those companies that likes to have writers and reviewers test their cars just before the unveiling. Once the car is unveiled, all of the various reviews will hit the web and magazines.
  • I spoke to our Mazda rep on Friday, and no surprise, he was very tight lipped. He said that the initial few cars will ship to the west coast in April. I expect to see them out here in the Boston area in July-ish. Points south will most likely see them sooner, especially Wayne Mazda in NJ, being that they are the #1 volume dealer in the country. I'm still waiting on the information from Mazdausa.com that I signed up for
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    He said that the initial few cars will ship to the west coast in April. I expect to see them out here in the Boston area in July-ish.

    I don't think the west coast dealers will get them come April. They have not had the opportunity to order any yet, and turn around from time of order to dealer lots is around 8-12 weeks. Remember, dealers will get to SEE the Mazda6 for the first time on April 25th. Look for ordering forms / specs / and pricing to follow AFTER that meeting.

    I have been told that we can expect these on our lots come September / October at the earliest.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Why would they get to the west coast first? It will be built in Michigan, not Japan.
  • Good call on the not waiting thing.
    I am sure that it will not be until 2010 that Mazda doe as 6 door with go fast parts.
    If you want row the car yourself go with the Speed 3, if you want the auto shifter go with the VW.
    Happy shopping
    Let me how it works out.
    Later RXL
  • Any info on the rating of the 4 cyl. 2.5? I'm thinking that a more torquey (than the 2.3) 4 banger would be a better bet for a commuter like me than a 6 cyl. Now, if the 2.5 is only rated at 30 mpg maybe I'd reconsider a 6 cyl.--maybe-- but the prospect of $4 a gallon gas will make me do some serious contemplating.

    If I like the new 6 and go for the 2.5 everything would then depend on whether Mazda keeps the manual transmission option. Can't imagine they'd get rid of it, but if they do, I'll be visiting others' showrooms.
  • Good call on the not waiting thing.
    I am sure that it will not be until 2010 that Mazda doe as 6 door with go fast parts.
    If you want row the car yourself go with the Speed 3, if you want the auto shifter go with the VW.
    Happy shopping
    Let me how it works out.
    Later RXL
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Well, rumor has it that the NA 2009 Mazda6 will indeed get Mazda's 3.7L V6, rated at 270hp and 267tq. EPA fuel rating at 19mpg city and 27mpg highway. This happens to be the almost the same EPA rating as Honda's 3.5L VTEC w/ fuel saving VCM technology (19/29). The Mazda engine also will boast a torque advantage of 19lb ft, and a slight 2 hp advantage. I would only imagine that the Mazda6 V6 should be pretty darn quick, as long as it does not weigh 3600 lbs like the Accord EX-L V6.
  • If I like the new 6 and go for the 2.5 everything would then depend on whether Mazda keeps the manual transmission option. Can't imagine they'd get rid of it, but if they do, I'll be visiting others' showrooms.

    Last I heard, the 2.5 will be offered with a manual, but NOT the V6!!! :mad:

    Note to Mazda: V6 with automatic only is WRONG!!!

    No three-pedaled V6 model? No repeat Mazda6 for me! I'm not the only one that thinks this, BTW.
  • mpg60mpg60 Posts: 71
    hi all, autoblog.com has an article with some photos of the new mazda 6 spied in detroit. BTW, this is a new completely unveiled photo, not previously published. For the most part it is very similar to the euro version. a few minor differences. Read the article. No info on engine specs.
  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    that's how I felt :sick:
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I have a funny feeling that only the 2009 model will not have a manual tranny for the V6. I find it very hard to believe that a company like Mazda would not have a manual option for their V6 flag ship sports sedan. I think it may have to do with the fact that Mazda, in recent years, has had a manual tranny shortage. For the past two years, Mazda has cut back the availability of their manual tranny's in the Mazda6 and Mazda3 by almost 20%. This is just a hunch. I also think, with no actual confirmation yet, that Mazda may be producing a new 6-speed manual for the car. From what I know of the company, this does seem to fit their character.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Mazda ruined the North American Mazda6.

    The front grill is especially distasteful compared to the Euro version.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,897
    I didn't notice that much difference in the grill vs. current 6 and also don't think it looks bad. The grill I'm talking about, not the RX8 fender look which I don't care for in the pics but it may look better in person. The new Euro 6 has the mesh grill that just about everybody here doesn't want in the current model!
  • I think we will have to reserve final judgment until the final product comes out or we see other pictures from different angles. The Euro and Japanese versions are available with both the standard black honeycomb-like grille and the body colored sports grille, which leads me to think that NA might also have both depending on trim. I prefer the NA back end and European model front end with the honeycomb grille. The Euro and JDM versions look more upscale than the NA version - at least from the limited pictures shown so far.
  • qddaveqddave Posts: 164
    I completely agree. The EU version has so much more flow (less sharp lines) and looks more buttoned down. I'm not really digging the NA back end or the sharper fender lines.
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