2014 Mazda6 First Drive at the Short Lead in Austin, TX

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A quick trip from Milwaukee to Dallas/Fort Worth and than Austin, TX proved to be my undoing. Sick as hell and within a minute of getting sick in a bag when landing in Austin :rolleyes:

    A Regional for a 1,000 mile trip? – Terminal tram at DFW.
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    Mazda greeter in AUS -- Mazda ZoomZoom golf cart here at the hotel ;)

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Hi All:

    The 2014 Mazda CX-5 with the 2.5L SKYACTIV-G

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    Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Grand Am GX class race car.

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    The star of the show: The 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring.​

    Wayne
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Hi All:

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    2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring Interior​

    Soft touch where it should be, smooth leather wrapped wheel and nice fit. Just like we described in LA. And boy do I like well designed control stalks as most here already know ;)

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    Left and Right stalks and controls are robust and tactile.

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    Not a tall but deep 14.8 cu. ft. trunk.​

    Wayne
     
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Wait... what?!!! A CX-5 with the 2.5 engine?
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Hi Andrew:

    Yup. Lost 1 mpg hwy and gained almost another almost 30 HP.

    #Mazda6 short lead in Austin, Texas: Jim O'Sullivan: "Residuals near best... Youngest buyers... 2012 was best year for the 3 in history" ^WG

    Wayne
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    #Mazda6 short lead in Austin, Texas: Targets? Accord, Altima and Passat. Secondary? Optima, Sonata and Camry. No Fusion??? ^WG
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    #Mazda6 short lead in Austin, Texas: Targets? Accord, Altima and Passat. Secondary, Optima, Sonata and Camry. i-ELOOP in May... ^WG
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    So is this an option, or the new standard engine? If it's the standard, that's a real shame.
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Hi All:

    ICE is Atkinsonized!

    Wayne
     
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    It's an optional "upgrade" engine, only available with automatic. No problem to me, but disappointing to some who prefer manual and power. Especially when Mazda has such a good stickshift.
    http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2014-mazda-cx-5-photos-and-info-news
     
  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Hi Andrew:

    Re. the 2014 Mazda CX-5 arrives with the 2.5L engine and AT standard. The 2.0 with the stick is still available in the Sport trim.

    The 2014 Mazda6 is 2.5L SKYACTIV-G with either the 6-speed stick (Sport and later availability Touring) with the AT arrives with all three trims.

    FWD loses nothing on the highway and 1 in the city. The AWD loses 1 mpg on both with the 2.5L.

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Hi All:

    No pay but the scenery is constantly changing and the food is really great!

    2014 Mazda6 Short Lead in Austin, TX

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    Star of the Show and where I did my own filming.

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    In the passenger seat...

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    Curved roads do not describe the half of it :rolleyes:

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    Texans pack right? A Bullet hole riddled old work truck.

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    Did you say Barbecue?

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    Desert. A good meal is not finished until the pie and ice cream are complete ;)

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    What are all those 2014 Mazda CX-5's lined up in perfect order doing here?​

    Wayne
     
  13. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    This is just the beginning! Can't wait for Sky-D and i-Eloop tests in the future!
     
  14. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    They finally got the lines right...I had always felt the 6 looked not cheap, per se, but somehow just a little unfinished. Loving the interior too and of course it's good to hear there's a Skyactiv model.
     
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

  16. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Re: 2014 Mazda6 First Drive and Short Lead in Austin, TX

    Thanks, I had missed the actual write-up. Impressive stuff. I'll post some more over there.
     

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