Was having a problem with my clutch switch that must be depressed to start the engine the other day and while under the dash noticed the throttle pedal looked unusual for its mount and connection. Didn't see any cable from the throttle pedal so looked at the engine and couldn't find any cable on the throttle bottle either. Figured we must have a fly be wire fully eletronic system. Never saw any advertisement or reviews stating the V6 was fly by wire. Hope Mazda has all the bugs worked out of this, hate for this system to go TU and engine to do its own thing regardless of what the throttle pedal tells it to do. My wifes 2001 Tribute with the same basic 3.0 V6 does not have a fly by fire throttle.