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Re: FORD and MAZDA
To many things to quote...
Someone mentioned the new 6 doesnt have a v6 model...true, but neither does the Fusion..
MZR is just name for it, the motors are identical (mostly).. made by Duratec..tear them both down, you'll see
The 2.3 in the MS6 and MS3.. is the same motor (non turbo of course) that you'll find in the fusion/escape/focus
And as far as platforms... mind you, the Fusion (06-09) is BASED off the 04 mazda 6.. slighlt different wheelbases etc, but same double wishbone type front susp etc etc.. i actually have a Ford document somewhere to support that
What im basically saying is this.. do you reallllyyy expect two companies that share(d) parts for years to all of a sudden change that? Especially after the big financial thing in the auto industry?
I cant guarentee it, but i wouldnt be surprised to see alot of the parts are interchangeable between the Escape/CX5 and Fusion/6
(Off topic, but its kind of like saying the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S are two different cars)
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Last edited by NeX; 01-28-2013 at 10:59 PM.