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The Mazda6 is since 30 may availeble in Holland, but the car already sells very good! In July the 6 was on the 52 place, but in August at 24th!. As you can see there are only 3 Japanese cars in our top 25. And those boooooring Opels are doing too well! :(

1 1 Peugeot 307
2 3 Peugeot 206
3 4 Volkswagen Golf
4 2 Ford Focus
5 7 Renault Scénic
6 14 Opel Astra
7 9 Volkswagen Polo
8 28 Opel Vectra
9 20 Opel Corsa
10 10 Citroën C5
11 8 Renault Laguna
12 15 Seat Ibiza
13 17 Citroën C3
14 12 Ford Fiesta
15 23 BMW 3-serie
16 6 Ford Mondeo
17 18 Suzuki Alto
18 11 Volkswagen
19 19 Audi A4
20 21 Fiat Punto
21 5 Opel Zafira
22 13 Renault Clio
23 24 Toyota Corolla
24 52 Mazda 6
25 26 Fiat Stilo
 

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It is funny that I don't see Honda Accord or Toyota Camry as a popular vehicle in Europe. Why is it?? Is it because these cars are not the same class and marketed higher end so it is too expensive for the masses. Or is it not available altogether.

Overhere, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Mazda 626/6 are directly compared to and sharing the same market share of family sedan. BMW 3 series is like the introductory luxury class which is out of the class of 3 mentioned above.
 

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            It is funny that I don't see Honda Accord or Toyota Camry as a popular vehicle in Europe.  Why is it??  Is it because these cars are not the same class and marketed higher end so it is too expensive for the masses.  Or is it not available altogether.

Overhere, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Mazda 626/6 are directly compared to and sharing the same market share of family sedan.  BMW 3 series is like the introductory luxury class which is out of the class of 3 mentioned above.[/b]
I think those Camry's don't sell here too well because of their anonymous design and they're too thirsty (for European standards then ;)). When somebody wants to spend more money for a car, he/she surely goes for a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW (ugh!).. Especially the first/second names make nice cars, and are more seen as a status-symbol than a Camry. And here in the Netherlands we don't have such a big Accord (it's smaller than a 6, or for example; the old Vectra). And overall, it's the same story like with the Camry, but the Accord has the name of an excellent drivers car. I hope the new Mazda('s) will be seen as the 'Japanese' BMW, and sell very well :D

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The Camry ís a very good car, but as boring as hell. It doesn't bring any emotions to our heads. And Toyota is a "normal" brand. We prefer "higher class" brands as Audi, BMW, just what Opperheimer said.

The Accord is also boring (true; a good car too). People prefer the Mondeo, Vectra, Passat etc. There are also boring but our little country is a stupid country. European cars is what they want
 

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I can explain why Mazda6 is much more wanted car than Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in Latvia. The situation could be the same in other European contries.
1. Mazda6 2.3 with GT package is cheaper than Accord's old model (I don't know anything about new model) with 2.0 engine and relatively poor package. Old Accord
can't beet Mazda6 with design and price. If it can not than why a normal latvian
(who doesn't have to much experience dealing with new cars) would prefer one japanese
car - Honda to other one - Mazda.
2. Toyota Camry is positioned as a car class higher than Mazda6. The real rival
of Mazda6 is Toyota Avensis, which has the same package and price problem as
Accord. Camry itself is more than $6000 expensiver than Mazda6. That's lot of money to
pay extra.
 

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It is truly interesting to see regional variations in customer preferences (or marketing efforts of car dealers as it might be). The difference between North America and Europe can be explained with different lifestyle and gas prices but what drives us in separate ways within Europe (except for loyalty to domestic brands if such a thing even exist anymore). Estonians seem to prefer compact cars as they are less expensive to lease and are usually bought as comapny (fleet?) cars. Here is the top 10 of new cars sold here in August:

Mazda6
Peugeot 307
Peugeot 206
Honda CR-V/HR-V
Lada 110/111
Toyota Corolla
Nissan Almera
Volkswagen Passat
Honda Civic
Peugeot Partner
 

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            U guys seen teh Vauxhall VX220.......AAAA....SO NICE....they need that in the States..... but kinda pricey......:D[/b]
Vauxhall eh?.. that sounds ok to me.. but the same cars are in Holland better known as... and hold on your hats: OPEL!! Whahaha... that name sucks SO much.. And their Opel Vectra GTS (or Vauxhall idem.) has a 3.2 V6 with 'only' 218 hp, that's not much compared to Mazda's 3.0 V6 with 250 hp or Alfa's 3.2 V6 (same engine as the Opel); it also has 250 hp.. Looks like they don't like to/dare to tune an engine there at Opel's headquarters.. ;)

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Ps. and it's costs are way too high, so go for a 6 then :p
 
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