Recent content by kpluck

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    Mazda3 2.5T Turbocharged AWD Mazda3 for 2021 model year

    Mazda seemingly confirms turbo Mazda3, plus reveal date
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    2.5 turbo may be coming

    The problem is not the engine, it is the transmission, and possibly the rest of the drivetrain. Mazda really needs a new 8sp auto. Something that can handle aggressive applications of that 310 lb ft of torque. -kp
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    2.5 turbo may be coming

    Saw this on Autocar -kp
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    What new Mazda is coming?

    I think what Mazda really needs is something between the CX-5 and CX-9. -kp
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    Turbo: nobody home?

    Could beI don't know why the OP left this info out, but the reviewer specifically said it only happened when the temperatures were in the teens. I have never heard this about turbocharged engines before from other folks. Frankly, I doubt I will watch another one his videos. There are better...
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    Live 2019 Mazda3 Reveal

    2019 Mazda3 priced from $21,000, AWD models start at $24,000 -kp
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    When is the new Mazda 3 coming out?

    From Edmunds (11-27-2018) -kp
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    Super dissatisfied with the CX-5 2.5 Turbo Part 2

    From what I saw, some reviewers of the Mazada6 Turbo said basically the same thing. It wasn't that the car performed badly, it just didn't give the "seat of the pants" feel one might expect given the engine's power numbers. If I had to guess, I would say Mazda is doing something with engine...
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    CX-5 Pricing

    You are correct that I was incorrect. Looks like I neglected to click on the AWD option for the 2018 which gave me a lower price for the 2018. I will correct my original post. -kp
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    CX-5 Pricing

    I just looked at Mazda's web site and compared pricing for the 2018 GT AWD ($31,940) vs 2019 GT AWD ($32,440) a $500 increase*. I don't know offhand whether the 2019 includes options that were extra or not available on the 2018 GT but I think Mazda wants to go up market in search of higher...
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    Live 2019 Mazda3 Reveal

    The view out of the rear window of the hatchback is awful. What were they thinking? -kp
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    Live 2019 Mazda3 Reveal

    The US is only getting 2 of the 5 engines. -kp
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    Live 2019 Mazda3 Reveal

    My thoughts as well. The hatchback just looks awkward to me. AWD is great but I have a feeling we are looking at a car that is getting heavier and a lot more expensive. Time will tell. -kp
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    Test drove a '19 GT-R and Signature today

    Long shot question, I know, but have you ever driven an Alfa Romeo Stelvio by chance? From what I have been reading 2018 models are going from about $10K-$12K below sticker (seems to vary by area). That puts some models in the CX-5 turbo price range. -kp