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Old 23rd April 2011, 12:31   #31
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they also have a 2.2 lt engine producing around 150bhp in mazda 3
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Well, then what's the difference between Figo/Fiesta and Mazda 2 except the sticker up front and styling?
I was talking about the new generation fiesta, The B299 platform.

Well the difference is:

1. Body style
2. Interiors
3. Exteriors
4. Other mechanicals like suspension tuning etc.
5. Other creature features
6. Safety features

Though, Let us not go into details what these features are.
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Im happy that Mazdaare stepping into India.Miata is my favourite car and would love to acquire one if it is launched in India.Another famous model was Mazda 626 in the Sedan class.
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I was talking about the new generation fiesta, The B299 platform.

Well the difference is:

1. Body style
2. Interiors
3. Exteriors
4. Other mechanicals like suspension tuning etc.
5. Other creature features
6. Safety features

Though, Let us not go into details what these features are.
Got it.

My question however was why would someone go for a Mazda when similar car is available from Ford (and of course, vice versa). I guess there will be some differences that will make different people chose different versions.

By the way I was going to book a Figo today, if Mazda 2 is coming in a couple months then I can wait, otherwise not. any idea when will this be available?
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I was talking about the new generation fiesta, The B299 platform.

Well the difference is:

1. Body style
2. Interiors
3. Exteriors
4. Other mechanicals like suspension tuning etc.
5. Other creature features
6. Safety features

Though, Let us not go into details what these features are.
From what I know, below models are close cousins:
1) Fiesta hatch Mazda 2 hatch
2) Fiesta sedan (the new Fiesta in India) & Mazda 2 sedan
3) Mondeo & Mazda 6

Maybe there are more
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From what I read Mazda 2 will compete with i20 class vehicles. Am I right?
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By the way I was going to book a Figo today, if Mazda 2 is coming in a couple months then I can wait, otherwise not. any idea when will this be available?
Definitely not in a couple of months, You may see the mazda 2 in a couple of years though.



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From what I read Mazda 2 will compete with i20 class vehicles. Am I right?
Yes you are 100% right, Mazda 2 is a premium hatchback.
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Old 23rd April 2011, 18:10   #38
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Definitely not in a couple of months, You may see the mazda 2 in a couple of years though.





Yes you are 100% right, Mazda 2 is a premium hatchback.

(finally) booked a Figo Titanium TDCI 40minutes ago with Fortune ford Hyderabad - wife will divorce me if I delay one more day.

Let me know what things to keep in mind (first car that I'm buying myself, though I paid 100% for two previous cars)
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thats great news. Considering they are launching a hatchback, they must be having manufacturing here right? Are they setting up own plant or using ford facilities?
We need better japs here. From an enthusiast point of view, mazda and nissan cars are better to drive than toyota(obviously) and even honda
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That is a much better brand than Kia and finally they would be here but lot of work to do and the indian market is getting stiffer day by day.They have an uphill task but here`s wishing them all the best.
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Mazda makes beautiful car. I owed Mazda 3 in Canada and it was wonderful machine with top notch quality. I just hope they dont drop the quality when they introduce their product in India
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My uncle owns a 15yrs old Mazda (in San Jose) that has now developed some engine trouble so he bought another Mazda.
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I feel if Mazda is coming in it is good news for Indian consumers. A good brand with good cars in their stable but they have to really do their homework before launching. They could end up like Nissan which is like just another Japanese brand trying to get a foothold into India and still the brand per say is hardly known or heard of by many many people who are prospective buyers.
They have to market their brand big time to attract attention of newbies who are first time buyers.
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I have just booked my first car. Its not Japanese. But if Mazda enters India, i will definitely consider it for my second car, which most definitely would be a sedan.

I love Mazda cars for their engineering and performance. Build quality and VFM factor might remain an issue as is the case with other Japanese car makers in India. (VFM factor not applying to Suzuki though)
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Old 28th April 2011, 16:58   #45
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Mazda Miata!!!! I have only seen this car on Discovery channel where they were comparing cars and if I remember right Miata was ranked as number 1.

It is a nice sporty looking car with open top! Wish, I could drive one on all those ghat section with cool breeze in my head!

Would definitely want to own one if it is launched in India!

Cheers!
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