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Old 02-10-2003, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mazda 6 is made in USA

Did everyone know this allready? I assumed they were made in japan and sent over here. Apparently they are made in flat rock at the new AAI plant. They will soo be made Along side the 2005 mustang at the same plant. Thats a good sign, because the M6 seems to have the fit and finish that american cars have always lacked (nice interior materials, panels line up, doors close with a thud, etc) This is also good news for the mustang.
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On this board, this isn't news anymore but comes as a surprise to a lot of people.

The AAI plant is NOT new - just re-tooled to build the 6. It's been sitting on the edge of I75 between Toledo and Detroit for quite some time now. Flat Rock built the MX-6/Probe prior to the introduction of the 6.
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Yeah i knew it had been around since 84 or so, but retooled like you said. I think this is a real good sign for things to come from ford. I mean the 6 is no more expensive then a mustang/taurus/etc. Hopefully we will see this build quality in american cars become a trend. I know the focus is going to share the mazda 3 and volvo s40 chassis.
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My current car, 1991 MX-6 was built there. :) Right next to the Ford Probe (which I test-drove and HATED).
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Marla - Amazing how you can take the same chassis and create a great car (MX-6) and then thoroughly screw it up (Probe) isn't it?
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The plant was paid for buy ford so that mazda could save money on shipping the cars buy boat. Which if mazda makes more money ford makes money!! Also ford makes the escape in that plant. take a look how the ford escape and the mazda tribure look the same.:)
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The Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute are assembled in Kansas City, not at the AAI plant.
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sorry just info I got on another site. my bad.
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* * * * * * Yeah i knew it had been around since 84 or so, but retooled like you said. *I think this is a real good sign for things to come from ford. *I mean the 6 is no more expensive then a mustang/taurus/etc. *Hopefully we will see this build quality in american cars become a trend. *I know the focus is going to share the mazda 3 and volvo s40 chassis.[/b]
So what you are saying is that the Mazda 3 is for real.
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Default Reading Topic: Mazda 6 is made in USA

Why Shouldn't it be?
Expect this lineup (guessing here)
Mazda1 - instead of 121 - japnese market only maybe
Mazda2 - Demio replacement, done
Mazda3 - 323/Astina/Protege replacement
Mazda6 - *DOH* :)
Mazda9 - New large SUV

There might be
Mazda8 - MPV replacement? refering to number of seats...
Mazda5 - new Miata. May be called Miata in teh future as well. The current Miata's real name is 525 though if I recall right.
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