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Old 11-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Check out these two pics:

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Can you see the difference? The top pic is the concept Mazda 6 and the bottom is the production Mazda 6. The top looks awesome and beautiful, and the bottom looks like a shoot-me-in-the-head-I'm-so-bored Camry.

What's the difference is that the front of the concept is longer and the rear is shorter (making it look a lot sportier), and in the production version this is reversed: the rear is longer but the nose is shorter. This was obviously done for practical purposes but it looks like sh!t.

I am seriously mad about this. It's complete disrespect for the auto enthusiast. They're telling us that we're so friggin boring that we prefer a few more inches of trunk space than to drive a car that looks amazing.
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I guess that is your opinion.

I'm in love with the new 6. The Camry reference makes less than no sense.
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They don't look that much different, and I think much has to do with the paint job.

Also, the 6 is aimed at an older demographic, and that's where Mazda has clearly been taking the model since Gen 2.

It still looks better than a Camry or Accord so I don't think it's as big a travesty as you think. Then again, I prefer the Gen 2 to the 3...might be in the minority though.
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A concept, is well... A concept.

They always dumb down production models. (Check out the concept for the FR-S, and look at it now lol). You have to think they take pricing, manufacturing costs, practicality all into account when revising a concept car for the masses (and not enthusiasts, the average daily driver as enthusiasts make up a small percentage of sales).

...but that's what modding is for! Give it time, and you'll see some sick 3rd generation 6's.
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here's the 12 and the 14:

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dude flip that 2nd image so they both face the same way. Also the concept drawing might not be a great comparison it has no shadows or depth.
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dude flip that 2nd image so they both face the same way. Also the concept drawing might not be a great comparison it has no shadows or depth.
what are you implying? That they are the same car? Study the front nose - the design is different, and the concept nose is clearly longer and the door handles are different.

As for all those justifying the changes - I don't see why they couldn't have maintained the concept shape. There's no practical reason why they can't. I see now that the trunk space looks almost identical but what makes the production model's rear look longer is the bumper is sticking out more in an unattractive manner.

Still, I think there are many more handsome looking sedans out there, but IMO there are none from Japan.

Proof that "sedan" doesn't = "boring"


See how the rear bumper doesn't stick out in an ugly way? Proof that you can pass safety standards without making your car look ugly.
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I'm not sure you can compare a Mazda to a Jag.
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All personal opinion. The 3rd gen seems to have a much more favorable(to most) body style. The new engine options obviously help that too.
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I guess that is your opinion.

I'm in love with the new 6. The Camry reference makes less than no sense.
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