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2009 Mazda6

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  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Should probably read Mazda6 2008.
    No, 2009 is correct.

    2009

    For 2008...............Once again

    Official Press Release from Mazda USA....

    MAZDA6 Sports Sedan & 5-Door*

    The MAZDA6 set new standards for performance, driver appeal and styling when it was launched four years ago. As a vehicle that married sports performance with refinement and practicality, it has proven a huge sales success and picked up more than 70 awards for automotive excellence.

    For 2008, the MAZDA6 gets even better with a new standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), BOSE ® stereo system (Touring models) and 17-inch alloy wheels (i Sport models).

    New or enhanced for 2008:

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) standard on all models
    Standard BOSE ® stereo system (Touring models)
    Standard 17-inch alloy wheels (i Sport models)
    New exterior colors – Volcanic Red (4-door model) and Silver Metallic
    Standard security alarm system (Sport VE and Touring)

    *To better meet customer demands for the MAZDA6 Sports Sedan and 5-Door, the MAZDA6 Sport Wagon will be discontinued for the 2008 model year.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I cannot wait to get one. I'm just very curious to see what the engine and drive train choices are...
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    Obviosly taking what works in the 3.

    I don't know why ALL makers don't put the glove box handle close to the driver. Boggles the mind, really. :confuse:

    Sexy car, doh. Has that little something that the Altima just missed (A pretty face). ;)

    DrFill
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Well, I noticed a lot of CX-9 in the new Mazda6. From the front end, rear end and interior, especially the gauge cluster.

    I also noticed from all the pic's that this is the euro model. If you take a close look at the interior, it seems that the materials used at top notch. Use of a 6-Speed manual tranny. Multi setting heated seats, dual climate control. We will have to wait and see what Mazda gives us for the U.S.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Too bad for Mazda:

    New or enhanced for 2008:

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) standard on all models
    Standard BOSE ® stereo system (Touring models)
    Standard 17-inch alloy wheels (i Sport models)
    New exterior colors – Volcanic Red (4-door model) and Silver Metallic
    Standard security alarm system (Sport VE and Touring)

    THE END
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Yeah, that could be a problem - the nice version will be in Europe while in the US some watered down version will appear. The US version should start making appearances at the car show circuit later this year.

    Somehow I doubt no stability control will be available - that's almost a must in the category.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    The 2008 model is not the redesign in the US, not sure if it is elsewhere. The new version will be a 2009 model probably coming out early, maybe next spring???
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    The US Mazda6 won't look like this (Euro version).

    http://www.caranddriver.com/autoshows/13664/2009-mazda-6.html?al=192

    We'll get a different version, which will be seen in November in LA. No wagon.

    Sounds like a mistake. This is a larger Mazda3, which is what the people want. Let's see if Mazda drops the ball. :surprise:

    DrFill
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Funny...I thought they wanted a Camry, since 400,000+ per year are buying one.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    480,000+.

    You are coming along just fine, young Skywalker..... :blush:

    Mazda needs to build on success. The Mazda3 is a success. They sound unsure of themselves. Draw your own conclusions.

    DrFill
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Don't believe what C&D say's. They have no clue. There is also no current plan to bring back the Mazdaspeed6 yet, either.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    This is a larger Mazda3, which is what the people want. Let's see if Mazda drops the ball.

    This is not a "larger Mazda3". It looks more like the CX-9 more then the Mazda3. People in this segment do not want a Mazda3.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    People want the Mazda3, as it is Mazda's best-seller.

    People don't want to move from a Mazda 3 to a larger version? If their family grows? If they want something sportier than Camry/Accord? Is that your point? Even the wheels are right off the 3! :confuse:

    DrFill
  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    This is not a "larger Mazda3". It looks more like the CX-9 more then the Mazda3. People in this segment do not want a Mazda3.

    It doesn't matter what it looks LIKE (though I definitely see the 3 more than the CX9). This is the best looking car in the segment!
  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    Can't wait for the 2 door! (and there better be one!)
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Even the wheels are right off the 3!

    Similar design to the Mazda3 s Touring/Grand Touring wheels, yes, but, also the same as the CX-7. Infact the front fenders and hood are a similar shape to the CX-7. The design is now Mazda's design theme. I really do not see much Mazda3 in the Mazda6, but, I guess it is really irrelevant.

    People want the comfort that the Camry/Accord provide (although I do not think the Accord was all that great of a ride) and the sporty drive that the Mazda6 has possessed. It looks like the new Mazda6 gives you everything.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,074
    I hear the v6 will be a version of the 3.7L v6 used in the cx-9. I guess Mazda wants to be in the horsepower war. However mazda could use the 3.5L v6 from ford as well.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Either engine will be Mazdafied version of the same engine and either one will be fine. Mazda stated that the new 6 will have better fuel economy and be lighter than the previous 6. Yea!
    I am more interested in the specs. for the new 4 cylinder.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Tomorrow, Mazda holds it's press conference at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and will go into detail about the 2009 Mazda6! Can't wait!
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    Looks like the 2007 Sebring that Chrysler should have designed and thats a good thing I feel!

    Anyway the grille of the 09 6 reminds of the 02 Acura RSX and the headlights remind me of RX-8. The tailight shape looks like like a combo of RX-8 and 03+ 6. The lower portion of the front end reminds a little of RX-8 too. Alot of RX-8 in the exterior design elements of the 09 6!

    I think the 09 6 the exterior styling tells me that they are trying to appeal to older folks that felt like that 03-07 styling of the 6 was too dramatic but at the same time Mazda is trying to appeal to 03-07 6 buyers as well. It looks like Mazda may have a winner here. I think sales of the 2nd generation 6(09+) should go up to 90K units-100K units yearly from the 03-07 6 sales that ranged from 65K-72K units selling yearly.

    I think Mazda did their homework on this model! Anybody get shots of the interior for the 09 6?

    The hatchack looks exceptional!
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    All I can hope for is that Mazda will stop selling over 40% of Mazda6 into rental fleet sales.
    43% of 2007 Mazda6 were selling into Fleet!
    The effect on residuals is horrible!
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    The effect on residuals is horrible!

    Probably only an issue, if you paid a lot more than the typical fleet buyer did. In my case, if edmunds pricing function is to be believed, the "clean" trade in value of my 2007 Mazda6i is about $200 more than I paid 8 months and 7000 miles ago. Not that I have any intention of selling...

    Also note that not all fleet sales are to rentals, there are other fleet buyers in the market.

    The Mada6 has been selling at bargain prices for a while, it might be that the fleet buyers are just taking advantage of the value, rather than this being a case of Mazda "dumping" into fleets as Ford and GM had been doing in the past.
  • Sooo, is the car that was unveiled at the autoshow coming into the US as an 08 model year this fall, or next year as an 09 model? Edmunds and card and driver seem to have some conflicting information on this. :confuse:
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Neither. That's the Euro version of the '09 6. The US version could be quite different (and not as good looking). Probably will debut at the Detroit show in Jan.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    But Mazda US may lobby for this one, with enough positive feedback. This may just guage interest for Mazda.

    They seem to have another, larger version up their sleeve for the US. :blush:

    DrFill
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Where did you see that? Mazda cut back fleet sales this year. It was left up to the dealers to sell them as fleet.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    That's the Euro version of the '09 6. The US version could be quite different (and not as good looking).

    That is incorrect. Have you not seen the spy photos of the masked Mazda6 driving around Detroit? Even Mazdausa.com has posted the same car that you are looking at now, on their website.

    The next Mazda6 will be a 2009, offered in mid 2008.

    I went to a Mazda function this week, and they confirmed that the Mazda6 you are seeing at the Frankfurt Autoshow, IS that Mazda6 we will be getting. With little differences here and there. But, the body will bew the same.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    The fleet statistics were taken from www.fleet-central.com when industry stats. for 1st half of 2007 were reported.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Then C&D and a few other outlets must have the story wrong. We'll know soon enough.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Then C&D and a few other outlets must have the story wrong

    Remember, they were going on rumors, no facts. Edmunds seems to think that the new Mazda6 is an 08 going on sale this fall. That is totally not true. I have 08's on order, and it's the same as the 07.
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