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  • Hi everyone - I usually hang out on the Mazda6 board (as you can prolly tell from my name), but my husband owns a 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 pickup (not the Z71 version). And since Edmunds has such good advice from other owners, I thought I'd po…
  • I didn't have to pay the document prep fee, but he said that's because I have the Supplier Discount (S-Plan) pricing deal. And the doc fee here (Michigan) was $120, not $100, if I'd had to pay it. I'm glad I don't.
  • We don't have Costco here, but we have Sam's Club. Back when my husband was looking to buy a new truck - his first BRAND NEW vehicle ever - we checked into the Sam's Club discount. Found a dealer that participates and as we were ordering the truck…
  • Just wondering...anyone who qualifies for a Supplier (or Employee) Discount, ever have the dealer refuse to participate? I was talking to a guy at work whose wife bought a Protege5 or whatever, last year. He said they went to a dealer about 45 minu…
  • There is no negotiating when you have a Supplier or Employee discount plan. Go to www.fordpartner.com . You will have to enter your Partner Code for your company in, and then it will let you into the site to explain all the aspects of the discount…
  • Is that including sales tax, plate, etc.? If so, seems like a good deal to me. I'm getting an "i" model 4-cyl. with all that other stuff, and with 6% sales tax, license plate, title, etc., my total is around $23,800. And that's for the "i", not …
  • Lots of people have had their CEL come on. Most of them seem to have stemmed from not tightening the gas cap correctly. I had mine come on a couple weeks ago and took it in, and the code was NOT the gas cap code. My car is at the dealer right n…
  • No - I don't have the mud guards 'cause my car has the Sport Package, and the mud guards were not available if you had the sport package. My husband is convinced you could still put mudguards on, though - just haven't figured out how.
  • Yeah - I'd rather take it thru a touchless than the kind with all the swirling rags and stuff. Don't want other people's dirt and sand that's stuck in those rags getting ground onto my new car. I've been pretty pleased with the touchless - this was…
  • Hmmmm....we took my car thru a touchless carwash last weekend, and we both got sprayed with a very light mist of water when the sprays were going over the roof. Not much, though - certainly not as much as you say you had! Is this normal? I would…
  • With 675 miles on it, and 3 weeks of ownership, the dreaded "check engine" light came on this morning on my way to work. Filled the car up on Saturday, and there's still 3/4 tank of gas, so it's not due to an almost-empty gas tank. I pulled over, tu…
  • I never rustproofed my '91 MX-6 when i got it. I still have it, and there are just TINY TINY little spots of rust on the trunk lip and by the bottom of my doors. My husband, on the other hand, bought a '88 Nissan truck and had it rust-proofed, and …
  • I don't think the auto-dim mirror is set up to display Temperature, especially since there's already an outdoor temp display on the console where the radio readout is. In order for the mirror to display the temp, there'd have to be a temperature pro…
  • I had been thinking about getting a remote car starter for my parents at Christmastime, but was told by someone that they are not good for cars. Wears something out (can't remember what), or something. Is that true? Or do they not hurt your car? A…
  • I'm sure you can switch the tires - people are always putting bigger wheels on vehicles (especially younger people with their hot rods and such). It might affect the accuracy of mph readings, etc., but not by much probably. I personally have only …
  • Yous does NOT have the Sport Package, correct? Just the Lip Spoiler?
  • Okay - just talked to hubby on the phone. The light was still on this morning, and he was not able to engage the 4WD at all - it stayed in 2WD. Would just the switch not working do this? Or is it a problem with the actual 4WD system?
  • Hi everyone - I usually hang out on the Mazda6 board (as you can prolly tell from my name), but my husband owns a 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 pickup (not the Z71 version). And since Edmunds has such good advice from other owners, I thought I'd pos…
  • this is the email address that I got the response back from, and I replied to it asking another question and got another response. So this should work. They are closed today (MLK Day), but you'll get an auto-reply until they respond personally. …
  • When I emailed Mazda I also asked why you MUST have BOTH Moonroof AND the Leather/Comfort Package, as I would rather not get the leather, but want the moonroof. Here is their reply....let's cross our fingers that the options will change a bit. "…
  • I just emailed Mazda USA about releasing the Hatchback sooner rather than later in the States. Here is their reply: "Thanks for your interest in the upcoming MAZDA6 hatchback! The MAZDA6 hatchback will be available in the U.S.. The exact launch dat…
  • If you do, can you tell me if the Hatchback has more road noise, rattling, etc. than the Sedan? A lot? Minimal? Thanks.
  • If they could have, don't you think they already would have? I don't know, that's why I was wondering. Maybe Mazda was just trying to see how the response was to one version of the car before committing to the other 2 versions also... If they k…
  • Do you think it would make ANY DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER if we all just inundated Mazda with requests/demands for the Hatchback in North America sooner than their scheduled Dec03/Jan04 release?? Flood them with emails and telephone calls? Talk to our lo…
  • I sent an email to Mazda, and unless their customer service/email people don't know what's going on, here is their response: In regards to your e-mail, production for the MAZDA6 hatchback and wagon versions begins in the first quarter of 2004. W…
  • on another Mazda6 board I post on, a user said a dealer he'd contacted before called him to say he'd been told by a regional HQ or something that the Hatch was to be released here in States in mid-April. This year. 2003. Don't know how accurat…
  • [email protected] Asked him Can you tell me how accurate this information is? Everything I've seen or heard so far about the Hatchback is either Fall or Winter release in the States - about a year from now. I'll report back if/when he resp…
  • From the special AUTO SHOW PREVIEW section in the Sunday, January 26 Grand Rapids Press (bolding mine): The mid-sized Mazda6 sedan/wagon/hatchback, replacements for the long-standing 626 and Millenia, will be available beginning later in the year i…
  • Here's the Important Stuff from the reply I received last night (from Staci Brock, Specialist, Customer Assistance E-Business)(bolding mine for emphasis): "...I am pleased that you took the time to bring your suggestions regarding the 2003 MAZDA6 t…
  • I know....sad, isn't it? ;-) See, by putting pics of the Hatch up, I'm hoping that'll quell my temptation to just go out and buy the sedan right now. I want to wait for the Hatch...I just don't want to wait a whole 'nother YEAR for it! I told …
  • I swear, I did! I don't remember exactly WHAT about it, but it is vaguely coming back to me. How bad do I want this new car? lol. I have printed out some cool color pictures of it and have them in my cubicle to moon at inbetween projects at work. …
  • What the heck??? I don't have a wagon, but I have an '03 Sedan. To date that I've seen, CR has pretty much raved about the Mazda6 so I was anxious to see how they compared the wagon to the other 4 wagons they rated. They said something like, "due…
  • If you're in Michigan, specifically SW Lower Michigan, here's a website for a place in Grand Rapids: http://www.automacs.com/index.htm They also have a phone recording that answers FAQ's they get about window tinting. They seem pretty dedicated …
  • If you're in Michigan, specifically SW Lower Michigan, here's a website for a place in Grand Rapids: http://www.automacs.com/index.htm They also have a phone recording that answers FAQ's they get about window tinting. They seem pretty dedicated …
  • Michigan's the same way, skyray. You can tint the rear and back windows all you want, but the front driver and passenger windows aren't supposed to have any tint at all. But yet I see tons of cars every day that have the front windows tinted. Ran…
  • Although it's only been 15 days since I ordered. Only 2 weeks down; 6-10 more weeks to wait, depending on which delivery timeframe I listen to. It's been 7 sunny days in a row here, with yesterday and today in the 70's. I want my yellow 6 NOW d…
  • CRUISE CONTROL. ;-) You lucked out big time!
  • Can you post pics?
  • Okay - so Ruefus...what the heck IS that exactly? Is it a "painted on" clearcoat, or a "decal-type" rubbery stick-on thing or what?
  • So what does $36000 CDN convert to in US dollars? I'm glad I had the S-Plan - don't have the pay the Documentation Fee 'cuz I had that.