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Old 22nd September 2009, 17:47   #16
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Found this blunder on carwale.com

Dont know how i landed on this page. I was just doing some home work on RX8 and ended up on CARWALE

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RX-8 | Mazda RX-8 Cars India - CarWale.com
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Old 22nd September 2009, 20:00   #17
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There are a handful of RX-8s in India. Mostly in Bombay & B'lore. No Mazda 6's yet.
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I agree Mazda 6 is a nice car, but I fail to understand why its not selling. There are simply not enough Mazda 6 seen on roads in the US. That segment is dominated by Camry, Accord and Altima in that order.

Any particular reason why the 6 isnt selling?
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I think it depends a lot on which region of the US we'r looking at. Surprisingly, I've begun to see a whole lot more 6's here in Houston, and friends in Sacramento CA & Atlanta have been saying the same thing. There are those few cities where the sales might not be good, but over all I believe Mazda does sell more of the 3's than the 6's.
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One major thing is pricing - 3 is priced very well but 6 is near to Honda Toyota pricing.
Perception plays a part too. 3 is made in Japan while 6 is assembled in US. It shares a lot of parts with Ford Fusion and is not considered as reliable as the other Japanese counterparts.
That said, there are a lot of 6s here in Toronto.
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i too used to drive one in KSA... but now that am back in india.. lost in memories... :(

i think its one of the quickest cars i have driven.. ... even though automatic... it zooms outtt in style...

check this page >> Mazda Mazda6 2.0 TS 5dr version details, Technical specifications, Features, Price


it even says the price of the car in INR as if its available here ...
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I have driven Mazda 6 when in the USA, very good ride on the intercity highways.
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I bought a 2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring last week (Its a complete redesign from last generation). At $33600 MSRP (Includes $2000 tech package with iloop regenrative braking) + $4000 on accessories, it beats the mid-size segment hollow. Key differentiators from a top-end Accord are:
1. Mazda Radar Cruise Control (or, Adaptive Cruise Control as you may call it). You can even set the distance that you can keep with the vehicle in front of you
2. Lane Departure Warning System (Not camera based as seen on accord). This one beeps and displays image on dashboard console
3. Tom tom navigation system (Touchscreen but slow UI)
4. Blind spot assist - The rear view mirrors have a yellow icon that turns on when there is car on your blind spot. It also gives a beep if you want to take turns. It is better than accord's camera based system since this being radar based, is accurate when you are passing a truck and you always have the safe distance to change lanes
4. Rear view mirrors dimming control (Including centre rear view mirrors) using a LCD panel in the back
5. Adaptive headlights that turn with steering.
6. Bose audio (Even Nissan offers one)
7. Premium leather interiors and very ergonomic and driver oriented
8. Paddle shifters (compared to Accord) and meaty 19" low profile (45) tyres
9. iLOOP regenerative braking to relieve the alternator (that saps power) and use a capacitor to shore electricity. On start stop conditions, this relieves the alternator from being coupled, so more usable engine power while starting.
10. Fuel economy: I got 35mpg at 70mph on I-5 Highway. Its undoubtedbly the most fuel efficient non hybrid midsizer

Bad things:
1. Car rattles like any Japanese car (under heavy bass)
2. Starting from stop, the car feels laggy (not the low end torque), but has to do something with hill hold lock release

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