This is a question for the folks on the eastern side of the Atlantic. Does the Mazda6 SkyActiv-D wagon come with the i-ELOOP system? I'm asking because I am seeing a Jap-Spec 2013 Mazda Atenza SkyActiv-D on sale in Jamaica at a VERY tempting price. I've been waiting to see one of these come on the market for what I can pay and I think I've found one. I'm actually not on-island at the moment so it might slip me by, however. The seller says that all that's amiss (yeah, right) are two front struts and roof paint that needs "a bit of wax and polish or spray if u wish". But a few questions popped into my head: What is the cost of the i-ELOOP alternator and capacitor should...ehem...WHEN...they go bad? I don't think the i-ELOOP alternator on the US-spec Mazda3 will fit the 2.2L diesel, and I don't think the SkyActiv-D CX5 came with i-ELOOP. So that means I am hoping that our Euro friends can shed some light on this.
1. Does the Euro- or UK-spec SA-D cars come with i-ELOOP?
2. If so, what is the cost of the alternator and the capacitor?
Anything else you can tell me would be awesome. My plan is to get rid of the DPF system if and when I do get this (or any other diesel Mazda). Before the emissions police jump out to arrest, try, and sentence me, no such emissions laws exist in Jamaica, so I am free to do whatever I like.