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    Hey congrats on the new purchase, looks...

    Hey congrats on the new purchase, looks beautiful. Surprised to hear you both preferred the 15 over the 16...I haven't seen the 16 in person yet but everyone has been glowing about the "improved"...
  2. Thread: New Guy

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    Nice, looks to be in good shape. What are your...

    Nice, looks to be in good shape. What are your plans?
  3. Mazda recently released a TSB to fix the entire...

    Mazda recently released a TSB to fix the entire stereo module, mostly having to do with poor bluetooth and ipod connectivity. You may consider bringing it to the dealer to have this service done in...
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    My mother in law has one, launch edition from a...

    My mother in law has one, launch edition from a few years ago. Pretty fun to drive but a little underpowered (which they've since fixed with the turbo model) and lacks steering feel like all...
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    Whoops, honest mistake, just looked at the name...

    Whoops, honest mistake, just looked at the name at the top of this page and not at the original post. My bad!
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    Hey thanks, all. Drove the 3 and liked it a lot,...

    Hey thanks, all. Drove the 3 and liked it a lot, but the road noise was a little much for a brand new car and I liked the extra space of the 6 inside. Also, I HATE the front license plate placement...
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    Was recently faced with the exact same dilemma...

    Was recently faced with the exact same dilemma when I had another major part failure. The problem I've been running into with the P5 is time: I work a lot currently and whenever something goes wrong...
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    Definitely a window tint soon, I've had that for...

    Definitely a window tint soon, I've had that for several years and feel weird driving around without it. I also will most likely do some extra sound deadening in the doors and upgrade the...
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    Got a 2015 model for a steal

    Picked this up over the weekend, Touring with Moonroof/Bose for $22k/$24k out the door. Pretty happy with it so far, MUCH more refined than my Protege5. The ride quality of the 19" wheels on LA...
  10. Thread: AWD Mazda 6

    by ijbrekke
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    Sadly, it almost certainly will not happen. The...

    Sadly, it almost certainly will not happen. The diesel has been coming "later this year" for at least 2 years now, and the wagon has never been in their plans because of the conflict of interest with...
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    Agreed on all counts, which is why I have yet to...

    Agreed on all counts, which is why I have yet to purchase something newer. I'm excited to try the refreshed 2016 Mazda 6 (which supposedly has better NVH) and the Golf Sportwagen whenever they are...
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    Thanks for the comments. I'm definitely not an...

    Thanks for the comments. I'm definitely not an SUV guy, so no CX-5 for me. I'm firmly in the sport wagon crowd, which is why I ended up in the Pro5 in the first place. The options are, unfortunately,...
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    I test drove the new 3 last summer thinking that...

    I test drove the new 3 last summer thinking that it might be a good replacement for my Protege5. I had two major issues with it:

    1. Driving the manual, my elbow kept slipping off the center...
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    Revised 2016 was released at the LA Auto Show...

    Revised 2016 was released at the LA Auto Show today:

    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/los-angeles-2014-2016-mazda6-revealed/#more-948121

    I'm definitely interested in the reduced NVH. A...
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    Interesting. Interior looks like a big re-design,...

    Interesting. Interior looks like a big re-design, brought the infotainment up to date with their other models. The tweaks to the nose also bring it in-line with the lineup, but somehow make it...
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    I put Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires on my...

    I put Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires on my Protege5 for the same reason and it has greatly reduced road noise. They were the top tire recommended for my car on tirerack.com. After 40000...
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    Any word on when the 2015 packages will be...

    Any word on when the 2015 packages will be announced? I'm in the same boat: no current trim packages fit exactly what I'm looking for.
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    I've thought hard about this too and have a few...

    I've thought hard about this too and have a few more cars to throw in the mix:

    MK VII GTI - Coming out this year, supposed to be excellent. You do, of course, always have the german reliability...
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    To summarize the 2015 additions/changes: Sport...

    To summarize the 2015 additions/changes:

    Sport

    -New power window switches
    -Rearview camera standard for automatic transmission models
    -Automatic models ($22895) get 5.8 touchscreen and all of...
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    Good feedback, I'll have to go take a test drive...

    Good feedback, I'll have to go take a test drive and see how it compares to my P5.
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    So How's The Road Noise?

    I own a Protege5 and excessive road noise is my #1 complaint with the car. Pretty curious about the new Mazda3 in this regard...what do new owners think? I drove the Mazda6 last fall and deemed the...
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    Haha, I do the same thing. It really is the...

    Haha, I do the same thing. It really is the perfect wallet size.
  23. Sounds like the things sticking in your brain are...

    Sounds like the things sticking in your brain are mostly annoyances. Would you buy the car again knowing what you know now?
  24. Valid point. It sounds like this is more a...

    Valid point. It sounds like this is more a general design drawback of interior releases than a problem specific to the 6. A lot of things don't work right when they're covered in ice (windshield...
  25. Thread: Auto Show

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    I went to the LA show today, too. Really liked...

    I went to the LA show today, too. Really liked the 3 in person, especially when directly compared to other cars in its class. I will definitely be test-driving one.

    I also loved the Volvo V60...
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