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Mazda Kai concept (2019 Mazda3)

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What makes you say that?

Subaru has a niche following and undisputed best AWD system in the business. I know Mazda equipped the mazda6 with AWD and by all accounts it is a robust system so I hope they can come out with another iteration of the mazdaspeed with AWD. But it all comes down to how they price it.

How much is a base Impreza? $22-23k. That's a pretty compelling proposition.
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that's the issue though when you have a niche following...the mfg doesn't have to do much and people will still buy them (ie. same unreliable EJ motor that was held on for dear life for decades)
base Impreza has a boxer engine and is built in Indiana, sips regular gas but won't be able to touch SA-G and SA-X's efficiency
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twitchyzero wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 1:53 am
that's the issue though when you have a niche following...the mfg doesn't have to do much and people will still buy them (ie. same unreliable EJ motor that was held on for dear life for decades)
base Impreza has a boxer engine and is built in Indiana, sips regular gas but won't be able to touch SA-G and SA-X's efficiency
The Subaru EJ207 engine is truly one of the best engines ever built, I would bet any automotive engineer in the world would agree with me. The EJ205 was no slouch either. Any engine collector in the world would give their right arm for a EJ22G.

I had an EJ18 that did 400,000km without missing a beat.

The EJ255 and EJ257 won it's category of International Engine of the Year in 2006 and 2008. Those are highly competitive engineering awards. They also won awards from Ward's for the American market.

Saying the EJ series of engines is unreliable is wrong, just because a few EJ251 or EJ253 had some head gasket issues.

I could be mistaken, but I don't think I am, it is my understanding that all Subaru engines and transmissions are still made in the Oizumi factory in Japan. The drive lines to be used in the vehicles assembled in Indiana are crated and shipped to the Indiana factory from Oizumi Japan. Like I said, I could be wrong, but last time I checked they were still made in Japan.
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Nov 28th, 2018 10:21 pm
Mitsubishi has the Lancer sedan with AWD, and also made the Lancer Sportback with AWD ... that thing was hideous.
They stopped making the Lancer in 2017, it was getting really long in the tooth. Unfortunately the don't sell anything in the compact car category in Canada anymore.
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is that the 2L in the WRX? nice motor for sure
dont mind me, i'm just salty to learn recently they no longer offer the Forester XT
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Nov 29th, 2018 2:48 am
They stopped making the Lancer in 2017, it was getting really long in the tooth. Unfortunately the don't sell anything in the compact car category in Canada anymore.
The mirage is compact
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Seems like the back seats are pretty cramped...but maybe it just seems that way because the guy is tall and the front seats are pushed back
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Here is an explanation of Mazda's new AWD system. I guess this will gradually roll out to their other vehicles when they get refreshed.

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hoodlum wrote:
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Here is an explanation of Mazda's new AWD system. I guess this will gradually roll out to their other vehicles when they get refreshed.

Well there goes my interest in that Mazda awd. If I buy an awd vehicle I want power going to all 4 wheels all the time. I'm sure there are lots of people who will like a fwd car that can transfer power to all 4 wheels though.
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nffclsr wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 9:29 pm
Well there goes my interest in that Mazda awd. If I buy an awd vehicle I want power going to all 4 wheels all the time. I'm sure there are lots of people who will like a fwd car that can transfer power to all 4 wheels though.
What's the difference if the FWD bias car can anticipate the need of AWD before it happens... It's a car. You're not going to be taking it off-roading.
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Didn't watch the video in its entirely. So this AWD has got brake based torque vectoring?
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nffclsr wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 9:29 pm
Well there goes my interest in that Mazda awd. If I buy an awd vehicle I want power going to all 4 wheels all the time. I'm sure there are lots of people who will like a fwd car that can transfer power to all 4 wheels though.
Why would you want to waste power like that?
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he's probably trying to set 0-60 record at each light
full-time awd in the city is overkill
at the end of the day, this is an econobox and Skyactiv places huge emphasis on fuel efficiency, they're not gonna piss that away with power to all wheels 100% of the time
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alanbrenton wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 8:25 pm
Corolla moves to multilink rear suspension and Mazda to a more reliable torsion beam.

Interesting times. Maybe it's because of the unlimited km warrany that forced this decision?
No because they said it's for improved NVH.

https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/2 ... ment-58696

Biggest drawback to the new model imho. The current Mazda 3 has multi-link rears.

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