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Tuesday October 8, Swedish carmagazine Auto Motor & Sport runs an exciting test.

They've put the new Saab 9-3 up against the best of the best in its class:

BMW 3-series,
Volvo S60,
Alfa 156
Audi A4
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that's it...

Mazda6.

On the cover, where all cars drive on a road, Mazda6 is first of them all, in front of Saab and Alfa. Perhaps a hint of the outcome??

Don't forget to buy and read!:D
 

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I have already read it and posted the outcome in a earlier topic.

Mazda6 almost last...
 

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Subscribers on that magazine got it October 3.
And you forgot that Ford Mondeo also is in the test.

This is what I wrote earlier:

Following cars was tested:
BMW 320. Volvo S60, The new Saab 9-3, Ford Mondeo V6, Audi A4, Mazda6 (2.3sport) and an Alfa.

Quite surprising result, they ranked the cars as follow:
1. BMW 320
2. Audi A4
3. Volvo S60
4. Ford Mondeo
5. Saab 9-3
6. Mazda 6
7. Alfa

They have divided the test in two separat moments EQ and IQ.
Mazda6 won clearly the IQ round but EQ didn't do Mazda6 any good.

EQ is a little questionable round by the way, they gave BMW a 5 for BMW's reputation (not quality) and Mazda got 1! If it had been the other way round Mazda6 had won!
And guess what, Mazda lost one point due to road noice, can't they fix this soon so I can get a silent car in February 2003
 

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Ah...I thought you referred to the earlier test in AMS...

So they have just taken this test from the German edition?
 

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No it is a test of their own, it covered ten pages if I rememebered it ok.

I read it at the library so I don't have a own copy :(
 

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Okay...

Anyway, AMS tests are a bit tricky since they include some element of reader evaluation. I think they use some form of polls to find out these EQ values.

I'm more interested in the hard facts. The IQ part...

What was the over all testimony for the 6 in that test? (I don't mean scoring, but what the testers thought of it compared to the other cars).
 

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Yeah...

Anway, the Mazda6 is so gorgeuos. I went to my dealer yesterday to take a peak at the hatch. The Saab 9-3 and those other cars are nice, but they don't "take off". Mazda6 makes it tickle in my stomach. It's an increadibly beautiful car!!
 

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Maybe I read it again tomorrow and post a little more hard and soft facts...
 

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Another thing to remember...German car magazines have a tendency to upgrade German vehicles. A bit chauvinistic if you ask me...:sarc
 

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            Another thing to remember...German car magazines have a tendency to upgrade German vehicles. A bit chauvinistic if you ask me...:sarc[/b]
Ever read a French carmagazine? Nah, don't think so.. :D
 
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