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  • Ford was considering the Atlanta plant, but instead chose the Hermosillo, Mexico plant. Ford will expand and significantly update the Mexico plant and will employ an additional 2,000 workers there. This plant may also build Lincoln and Mercury vehicles built on the Mazda6 platforms. The Mazda6-based cross-over may be built in Atlanta, but another strong contender for that vehicle is the Oakville, Ontario plant. UAW workers are certainly not happy.

    Personally, I would rather buy a Japanese vehicle made in America than a domestic vehicle made in Canada or Mexico. I don't remember seeing anti-American protests in Japan, unlike the other two countries.

    On an interesting note... the new Nissan Titan is more American-made than the Dodge Ram, Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    the Mazda6 based SUVs will be built in Oakville, Ontario, not Atlanta.

    The Mazda6 based SUVs WERE going to be built in Atlanta, in the new plant that Ford had planned to build for Futura production when Nasser was still in charge.
  • Our government continues to allow Japan to dump steel and automobiles @ in our Country. The biggest form of protest the Japanese have exhibited would be the tariffs they've applied to our imports, and their refusal to purchase our goods. Mexico is feeling the bite because their jobs are leaving for China. Our high tech jobs have gone to India. Cars made in Mexico are almost pure profit for big business. I've advised my Daughters if they decide to buy foreign, their form of transportation will not be allowed in my driveway. My allegiance is to keeping jobs in the USA and $ in America.
  • The article I was referencing was a Detroit News article dated 10/7/03, near the bottom. It actually could be taken as both the Atlanta and Ontario plants may build vehicles off this platform.
  • "I've advised my Daughters if they decide to buy foreign, their form of transportation will not be allowed in my driveway. My allegiance is to keeping jobs in the USA and $ in America."

    And the best way to do that is to buy a product that was made here... one that pays workers here... one that supports our economy.

    A large manufacturing plant is a big boost to the economy and has a much larger impact than the profits earned by the parent company. Go ahead and stop buying made-in-the-USA Honda's, Toyota's, Mazda's, Hyundai's, Mercedes's, BMWs, Mitsubishi's, Nissan's, etc. They'll close their plants here and hundreds of thousands of AMERICANS will lose their jobs. Keep supporting the domestic manufacturers as they export more and more jobs out of the country. Sure, the profits come back here, so that they can open up more and more foreign plants.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    What is this 1985? This is 2003-2004.

    The Buy American Theme is old school and played out.
  • meinradmeinrad Posts: 820
    "I've advised my Daughters if they decide to buy foreign, their form of transportation will not be allowed in my driveway"

    Show me one car that doesn't have some foreign influence please.
  • I don't have a problem with Mazda...they're associated with Ford.
    Carguy I wish this was 1985...unfortunately Americans that were protesting are now sleeping, errr or dead.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Okay, folks, let's get back to the 6 now. I'm sure you can find appropriate places to continue this conversation on our News & Views board.

  • I'm buying a SIX!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Guess what folks?

    I meant what I said. We need to get back on topic here.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    Great! You can buy mine.

    It's a silver 03 6i, manual transmission, 16 inch alloys, alarm, power driver's seat, with 5700 miles and 35% tint. It still smells new inside, and it's absolutely flawless except for some rust developing in the sash cavities of all 4 doors. Let me know when you want to pick it up!
  • ashutoshsmashutoshsm Posts: 1,007
    I'm sure it'll sell for a pretty penny. All the best.
  • I'm buying a Hatch in Pearl White.
    Sheeesh younger generation!...if you had offered to deliver it...I would have accepted.
    I have to rest my voice a few days I'll be singing...the SIX Days of Christmas...fa la la
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    I'm a much do you want for it?
  • ashutoshsmashutoshsm Posts: 1,007
    buy MINE. I want a hatch :) 6 hatch, of course - although th 3 is tempting.

    Or maybe an RX-8 - drool!
  • waydewayde Posts: 198
    I think I remember someone saying production starts this month - ??
    When is the car expected on lots?
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    Well, you're a dealer, so you wouldn't give me much for it since you probably already have BRAND NEW 2003s sitting on your lot that you're trying to sell. Edmunds says it's worth $11,500 to a dealer and about $12,500 for private party. YIKES! Good thing I got a good deal on it. How much should I deduct for the rust?
  • Has anyone in here installed a custom cd deck? If so, how much does it cost? I want to put one in, but with the way the dash is made i dont know if I can.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    $10,000 with rust?

    forget it.

    why are even trying to accelerate the depreciation on our own return on investments?

    Note: I know purchasing cars is not an investment, it is an expense.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    "why are even trying to accelerate the depreciation on our own return on investments?"

    It has nothing to do with me or what I say here. The damage is done, the word on rust is out. Anyone who reads this townhall crap has already read about the rust issue and can look up the value of my car their selves if they want to. It's no secret, so me talking about it doesn't really affect anything.
  • I can't verify this right now, but there is mention that a stop-sale order has been issued on all remaining 2003s until the recall has been performed.
  • There's pretty much an involuntary stop-sale order don't ya think?
  • Well, you're certainly doing your best...
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Anybody got anything helpful for twinturbotim Dec 16, 2003 9:47pm?
  • Do you have the Bose system or the standard? Bose wiring can be tricky. I would recommend going to a reputable car audio shop in your area and have them take a look at your wiring, especially if you have the Bose.

    Anybody aware of any aftermarket head units available yet?
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    we are sold out of 2003' I could use a used 6..

    also, I heard that navigation will be available on the MZ6 this spring.
  • ian2ian2 Posts: 168
    I saw a picture of someone putting a head until in the top compartment on the dash. What's wrong with the OE unit? With Bose, there are preouts so you can add a aftermarket amp or sub with ease. Personally, I find the Bose system good enough. The only thing I'd add is a MP3 player, but I don't want to swap out the CD changer.
  • OK, I heard some more information on the recall. The recall affects 2003 Mazda6 models built between 10/2/02 to 8/6/03. It will call for an inspection of the fuel system, particularly through the access panel underneath the rear seat. If your fuel system is determined to be leaking, replacement parts will be ordered.

    If your fuel system is leaking, it is more than likely leaking small amounts of gasoline fumes, possibly into the vehicle. It sounds like this recall came about from owners complaining of a fuel odor. Mazda will be contacting affected owners in mid-January.

    If your fuel system is determined to be leaking, it is best to not drive your vehicle until the leak is fixed, which should take between 2-3 days depending on how quickly your dealership can obtain the parts. You should insist on a loaner for that time period. If your dealership refuses, call Mazda and they should take care of the problem with the dealership.

    This problem with the fuel system can also trigger engine codes and active the check engine light. If you have been getting a lot of CELs even after the PCM flash recall, this could be the problem.
  • XM radio, in dash...
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