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Hi Get Inline,
Thanks for the information you shared - definitely worthwhile and helpful.
I chose not to get a higher-performance tire because it didn't meet my needs. This is my eleventh Mazda, two of which saw track duty and three of which were track-only wheel-to-wheel racing cars. (Tracked and raced plenty of other cars, too.)
The Mazda6 won't go near a track, except for spectator parking. It's a pleasant four-door, but as a performance car, it's laughably incapable in most every area. Let's start with a 2.5liter, 13-1 compression engine that makes fewer than 185hp! And a 3,200 pound car with single-piston calipers?
I enjoy driving the Mazda6 locally, on trips, going to dinner with friends, etc. If I wanted a performance car, I'd modify (another) Miata, or go with another brand. So, I got the tires that made sense for my mission.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'm a big Yokohama fan, and glad to know Mazda is not putting crappy shoes on all their cars.