Am I the only one concerned about the direction Mazda continues to go?
The development of a new V6 when the competition (and Mazda) has been most successful in developing smaller more efficient I4. Additionally Mazda's reputation has been built on the reliability of it current engine line.
The development of a transmission with more gears when the competition struggle with the reliability of their new transmissions with a larger number of gears. Mazda is often credited with an extremely reliable transmission in comparison.
Beyond these two announcements, the talk of changing the 6 into a rear wheel drive larger sedan when the market for rear wheel drive larger sedans is drying up fast also seems to be moving in the wrong direction.
You have some legitimate points there. I say that from the position of liking in-line 6 / rear wheel drive cars. Turbo-4's are the defacto std... even BMW is there... and Mercedes now has FWD. Only thing I can think of here is that Mazda is banking heavily on platform sharing / joint venture with Toyota and others?
If Mazda comes out with a near-luxury RWD larger sedan, with a V6 and an 8 speed transmission, it will be a perfect match to the Kia Cadenza. Kia was able to sell 1,630 last year, down from the high in 2014 of 9,626.
I am not in the market for a larger, softer, RWD car, but if I were, the Cadenza would be at the top of the list.
Did you get a good deal on the all-new Blazer? Poor sales have lead to $6000-6,500 back in some cases.
For a sporty mid-size SUV, the Blazer has enough going for it. Performance is where it should be and features enough to keep complaints at bay. Pricing is a different story.
Paying up to...
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How about a Rivian 6x6 Super Duty Pickup?!
We might have taken it a little overboard but this should work. This Rivian 6x6 Off-Road Super Duty is more than capable for any terrain you throw at it.
Some of the "dream" specs would include a uniquely shaped frontal bull bar to provide added...
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