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Please just bring the diesel wagon 6!
So, why not get the wagon here? There are actually a lot of us that would prefer a wagon - not all of us care for the SUV craze, and the driving experience of the wagon is like a sedan with the utility of a mid-size suv.
Frankly, the design - looks of the Mazda 6 wagon is one of the very best out there. Would have bought that in a second if I had the chance.
They are available in Europe... can it be so hard to bring them here?

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Yes it's possible... But a huge headache. You have to hire a customs broker. You have to de-register the car from where it's coming from. If it's coming to California, you have to switch out all the manifolds and put in the California legal ones and go pass Smog.

Looks like it would be about 2 - 2.5 months to get your car and about $2000 shipping paperwork another $2000 for Smogging. Just a really big headache

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It looks like we are getting an updated version compared to what is currently available in Europe.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is a Car Worth Waiting For | Feature | Car and Driver

Revisions to the engine’s injector design and injection strategy will help the 2.2 exceed the 173 horsepower it makes in the rest of the world. Drivability and NVH also will be improved over that engine, which chugs out 310 pound-feet of torque.
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I love the idea but North America is a very hostile place right now for a small diesel. I hope they can get this done without any emissions "scandals" like the other big producers of diesels. VW is stopping selling then here too. Tough times to bring them here, I feel Mazda is about 15yrs too late.

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I love the idea but North America is a very hostile place right now for a small diesel. I hope they can get this done without any emissions "scandals" like the other big producers of diesels. VW is stopping selling then here too. Tough times to bring them here, I feel Mazda is about 15yrs too late.
When it comes to cars, Americans can hold a terrible grudge. Say the word DIESEL and images such as Oldsmobile and Peugot will come to mind. That was over 30yrs ago. What's funny is that people seem to gravitate to diesel pickups with hardly any hesitation despite their demons (Ford NaviStar, 1st gen GM Duramax, etc) yet diesel cars get much more scrutiny.
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Diesel trucks have a lower standard for emissions.

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Which wasn't my point. FWIW I agree that truck diesels get away with more pollution than a car diesel, which is partially why the US automakers fuel the truck./SUV craze. My point was that truck diesels are just as prone to failure as car diesels, but people hold car diesels to a higher standard... or it's just the continued US stigma that trucks>cars as daily drivers.
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we've had diesel 6's in Australia for years - my first was 2009 - and I now have a 2.2L 2013 sedan - my wife has a 2011 mazda 3 diesel - these things go like scalded cats...phenomenally quick and will blow your mind compared to the petrol version. economy is amazing too - we see 15L for a 300km trip - that's about 4 US gallons for 190 miles.
I pull boat and car trailers and regularly see 8.8 L / 100km or better pulling the car trailer with a small car at 100kmh (60 MPH).
Torque is amazing and these things can climb hills like no other vehicle - they have massive torque from about 1800 rpm up to about 4000 rpm and the paddle shift is great fun on windy stuff...very assured handling.
I don't like the bose sound system - awful thing on bluetooth.
You must drive them reasonable distances regularly to avoid problems with the diesel particulate filter - which auto burns in any case if done right - and the engine oil can 'grow'.
I love them...brilliant car.
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