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If they’re bringing purple back I am totally on board with it.
Looks like those styling cues look way better on the next Gen crossovers than it does tacked on the CX-5.

Porsche has a 'Copy Ruby Metallic' color now that replaced the brown. It looks pretty purple in the configurator, but in person it's more 'black cherry with a hint of bown/gold.'

I'm all for more purple cars


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You know the GLE is sold with a 4 as it’s base volume trim, right? And look at the EPA of the Volvo…it gets better fuel economy and emissions while giving similar acceleration.
I do. But amazingly, no the GLE 2.0Toy doesn't get better mpg overall, even with 100HP less!



And prove your last part (because I proved the contrary - same mpg). X5 xdrive40 0-60is around 5s while the XC90 T6 is around6.

The number of cylinders don't matter.
Yeah, yeah, sure, sure. :rolleyes: Tell your nonsense story to Corvette and Mustang GT owners who can't wait to get a 4-cyl.... not!
 

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Interior tidbit about the (longitudinal) inline 6 giving more front suspension room was interesting.
I fully believe Mazda has (always had) the capability to engineer world class driving vehicles- the question is always about the resources to properly engineer and deliver.
 

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Fixed!
We can only hope.
Manufacturers stopped caring about serviceability a few decades ago.
I disagree on that one. Complexity of the powertrains have increased, but standard servicing feels pretty well thought out, for Mazda that is.

For oil changes, my 2019 is far easier than my 2008 Mazda 3, or 2001 Protégé. For my first gen, it required just the cartridge change (which is quite messy) and remove the entire aero panel. My Protégé required me to go to proctology class as the filter near the firewall. Engine air filter, cabin air filter are all really easy with the 4th gen 3. I haven't done plugs yet but they look pretty darn simple. Fortunately, that's the only servicing I've ever had to do on my cars.
 

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YMMV. V6 in my TLX still has the oil filter directly over the right LCA. And a damn timing belt 🤦‍♂️ I guess that is an example of old tech having worse maintenance lol.
 

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I disagree on that one. Complexity of the powertrains have increased, but standard servicing feels pretty well thought out, for Mazda that is.
That's a good sign then.
The last Mazda I had was the 04 RX8.... and that was an anomaly car anyways.
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With the way our economics (the cost of everything is too damn high!) and dealership support (no free loaners anymore and vague scheduling for mainstream brands) are headed.... I think getting back to cars we can service ourselves with simple tools is a good idea.
 

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That's a good sign then.
The last Mazda I had was the 04 RX8.... and that was an anomaly car anyways.
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With the way our economics (the cost of everything is too damn high!) and dealership support (no free loaners anymore and vague scheduling for mainstream brands) are headed.... I think getting back to cars we can service ourselves with simple tools is a good idea.
Luxury brands barely want to give you loaners these days. Hopefully they stop being so stingy as inventory ramps back up.
 
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