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Nobody likes to buy upper trim levels in these sort of cars with a manual transmission, unfortunately. Plus Mazda would've likely had to beef up their manual trans for the 310ft/lb of torque which they saw no point in doing.

The revival of Mazdaspeed... If I had a dollar for everytime someone would mention this, I'd be riched. It has been talked about all over to death. Really sad to see that Mazda does not intend to continue building performance cars. They are focusing their rather limited budgeting toward a different direction to maximize profits - focusing on building good crossovers and SUV's to satisfy the north-american market and continue building their name here.

Hey, its a "wish list." If all I wished for was what they wanted to make...what would be the point? <img src="http://forum.mazda6club.com/images/Mazda6Club_2014/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
All I want is Mazda’s RWD SKY concept sedan with a 3.8L compression ignition inline 6 🙂

Mazda predicts their 2L compression ignition motor will make 188hp and 170ft/lb of torque. That means the 2.5L will make 235hp and 212.5ft/lb, 352hp and 318.75 ft/lb of torque if they were to make a 3.8L straight 6. Mazda says the powerband and torque delivery will be extremely broad and flat, meaning they can shorten the gearing and final drive ratio while still upping fuel economy. An inline 6, especially a large displacement one would respond incredibly well to such technology and feel faster than it really is. Plus I’m sure Mazda can tune it less conservatively than the 4 cylinders.
 

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I'd simply like the option of buying a new Mazda 6.


Unfortunately, I live in South Africa and Mazda SA withdrew the 6 from their catalogue.


The good news is that my 2007 2.3l Individual is still going fine.
 

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I'd simply like the option of buying a new Mazda 6.


Unfortunately, I live in South Africa and Mazda SA withdrew the 6 from their catalogue.


The good news is that my 2007 2.3l Individual is still going fine.
That's just... not acceptable!

I'd move.
 

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I for one hope they retain the analog gauges. I'm sick of all the TFT garbage. This tech nonsense in cars has gotten way out of hand IMO. I want a car not a rolling server. Give me a great car with analog gauges, the safety doodads, and a great stereo system option.
I'll bite.
 

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Well after seeing the 2019 Mazda3 I’m hoping in the next year or two we see a bigger version of the 3 sedan. I like the body and love the simplistic interior. The AWD is a nice touch as well. As far as power train I think the skyactiv-x or 2.5 Turbo would be nice.
 

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Ooo...and, of course, I hope there will be a faithful translation of the Updated KODO Design Language (aka KAI) to the final design:

When the 4 door concept was first released, I was hoping for a transition to the GranCoupe segment popular in the Luxury market.

A four door liftback sedan would be perfect for Mazda, especially if it's offered with AWD. Not to mention there's none on offer from the other Japanese brands. They'd take a lot of buyers from the A5 & 5 Series etc. as well as gain a few from those that can't afford the Euro brands.
 

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How about some BASIC items they had on the 2nd-gen 6 that are inexplicably absent now?

- Auto-dimming for ALL the mirrors.
- Power-down (and up) windows and moonroof from the keyfob and/or the outside button.
- A small closing cubby/drawer to the left of the steering column for loose change
- hooks in the trunk for plastic bags
- the ability to unlock the door just from grabbing the door handle, instead of also having to hit the button.

These were all features I enjoyed on my '10 that are NOT on my current 6.

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I drove my 2009 mazda6 GT for 7 years and this is exactly what I had in mind. I love the 2018 GT I have now, but this is a wish list!

A lot of good points from other members too.


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-AWD
-Wagon for North America
-Sport button moved to steering wheel (or activated by pulling both paddles)
-LCD instrument cluster on all models with HUD
-Tach and gear indicator in HUD
-Heat on full circumstance of steering wheel
-Automatic trunk opening (either presence or foot wave)
-Capless fuel filler
-Telematic remote start with HVAC integration standard on up trim models
-Dark chrome/chrome delete option
-Wireless CP/AA or at least relocate USB plugs
-Higher resolution CMU display
-Capacitive lock/unlock button on door handles
-Improved stereo, maybe ditch Bose
-Setting to automatically set and drop the parking brake when going into and out of park
 

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Wagon, stick. Turbo and/or AWD would be nice but not critical.
 

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Borrowing from some of what others here have offered and adding some, priorities are bolded...

  • Wagon for North America.
  • Engine shutdown when waiting at traffic lights IF it can be toggled it off. (Thanks, Bill_k.)
  • Econ mode to sacrifice performance and get better mileage in certain kinds of driving.
  • Option to see a high resolution reverse camera view from the rear view mirror like the Bolt EV has.
  • Better camera resolution. I have the GTR, but the 360º resolution on the Signature is poor; the GTR's reverse camera is not great.
  • Tire pressure status
  • Power fold in side mirrors
  • Digital cockpit - I have nothing against analog gauges, but digital is so much more versatile and flexible. And it allows the manufacturer to update it and improve weaknesses in how the data is presented and ordered, which is impossible with analog, which leads to:
  • The current information display for the '18 models is strangely and inconveniently ordered. Think this through more and group things together more practically. My 2010 Jetta had a better info display than my '18 6 does. And information display was not a strength of that car compared to some vehicles at the time.
  • More internal storage space, especially to the left of the steering column where the space would appear to be available.
  • A bit more trunk space with hooks and compartments for cargo. Why does the Accord, which is the same length, have 2 cu. ft. more trunk space AND more back seat room? Not that I'd rather have that car. I like my 6.
  • Pull/push door handle to unlock/lock instead of the push button. That said, the push button is less annoying to me now than it was at first.
  • Latch releases for folding down back seat backs from the backs of the seats along with from the trunk.
  • A loop on the back seat center rest so that it's easier to pull down.
  • Snappier performance on the infotainment system.
  • Auto lighting on the infotainment system and dash is currently day/night with nothing in between and the sensor doesn't really work right. Make the lighting adapt to the actual conditions so that it doesn't switch to night mode when it's still way too light to be able to see the display well enough.
  • Why does the current trip gas mileage screen update so infrequently?
I like far more about this car than I dislike. Still, Mazda cut some corners in ways that are sort of frustrating. Makes me appreciate the "value" of cars that have less features, but the ones they have are more consistently well executed. I love driving it, though, and all of my family loves the aesthetics and experience of the interior.
 

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Borrowing from some of what others here have offered and adding some, priorities are bolded...


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  • Engine shutdown when waiting at traffic lights.
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Please, no! :eek: All I hear from other drivers who have an auto start/stop feature is how much they hate it, and are trying to find any options available to deactivate it. I know when I was looking at new cars I ruled out those that had this feature, many of which cannot be disabled.
 

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Please, no! :eek: All I hear from other drivers who have an auto start/stop feature is how much they hate it, and are trying to find any options available to deactivate it. I know when I was looking at new cars I ruled out those that had this feature, many of which cannot be disabled.
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What's so awful about auto stop/start?

I live in an area with horrifying traffic, so I find that this car is burning a lot of gas while I'm sitting in long lines of traffic going literally nowhere, sometimes for 3-4 minutes. So it strikes me that this feature would save me some gas. Not true?
 

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What's so awful about auto stop/start?

I live in an area with horrifying traffic, so I find that this car is burning a lot of gas while I'm sitting in long lines of traffic going literally nowhere, sometimes for 3-4 minutes. So it strikes me that this feature would save me some gas. Not true?
While it's supposedly used to help meet fuel economy targets, it arguably only nets a savings of no more than one MPG. Even though the manufacturers claim that they design the engine to handle all of the additional starts, it has to add a significant amount of wear on the starter. Some restart more smoothly than others, but it adds some delay to your ability to start from a stop. Some users report that it often gives a feeling of slamming into gear when you start from a stop. Some are defeatable by hitting a switch each time you start the car, but others are always active. If you're often sitting for 3 or 4 minutes at a stop then I'd expect it to save you more than average. On the other hand imagine that you're in a major city and rush hour traffic, each time you advance a bit and then stop again the engine will be cycling on and off repeatedly which can't be good. Everything involves tradeoffs, and what might be good for one may not be for another...
 

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While it's supposedly used to help meet fuel economy targets, it arguably only nets a savings of no more than one MPG. Even though the manufacturers claim that they design the engine to handle all of the additional starts, it has to add a significant amount of wear on the starter. Some restart more smoothly than others, but it adds some delay to your ability to start from a stop. Some users report that it often gives a feeling of slamming into gear when you start from a stop. Some are defeatable by hitting a switch each time you start the car, but others are always active. If you're often sitting for 3 or 4 minutes at a stop then I'd expect it to save you more than average. On the other hand imagine that you're in a major city and rush hour traffic, each time you advance a bit and then stop again the engine will be cycling on and off repeatedly which can't be good. Everything involves tradeoffs, and what might be good for one may not be for another...
I can buy that. If it's true that it'll do as much or more harm than good, I'll let it go. :smile2: I wouldn't expect it to change my overall MPG by 10%. But I don't like it that the car is wasting so much gas for so long in heavy traffic, so I'd be more at ease knowing that I'm not having to do that. Is auto stop/start literally the same mechanisms as if I'd pressed the button to shut down the car and then pressed it again to start it?
 

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I can buy that. If it's true that it'll do as much or more harm than good, I'll let it go. :smile2: I wouldn't expect it to change my overall MPG by 10%. But I don't like it that the car is wasting so much gas for so long in heavy traffic, so I'd be more at ease knowing that I'm not having to do that. Is auto stop/start literally the same mechanisms as if I'd pressed the button to shut down the car and then pressed it again to start it?
As far as stopping and restarting the engine I believe so, except that it keeps any electrically powered systems active. I'm sure someone here will correct me if I'm overlooking any other difference...
 

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I am with all the wagon folks. Bring one back to North America.
Manual would be fun and exotic for us Drivers, but it seems 98% want an automatic. Not a deal breaker.

Before getting my first Mazda (2007) wagon, I looked at Audi and Saab offerings. The Mazda beat them all for my requirements of space, performance, and looks. It still gives me a high when I walk to the farthest space across the parking lot to get it. It still has its own style. It doesn't blend in with all the other Hatches, SUV's, or Crossovers.
 
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