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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-22-2017, 12:08 PM
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That's a misrepresentation of the facts. Yes, you can get an Accord 2.0T for a minimum of around $31k, the same starting price as the 6 GT, but the Accord will have cloth seats, lack of nav and lack of some other features standard on the 6 GT. The Accord EX-L with 2.0T that is more closely optioned to the 6 GT is more like $36k, a $5k premium over the 6 GT.



So, no, you cannot get an Accord with the bigger engine and otherwise similarly equipped as the 6 GT.



I totally agree with those who have bemoaned the lack of an upgrade engine in the 6, that they're willing to pay extra for, but to infer the entire 6 lineup is "underpowered" is absurd and lazy.


I didnít mention anything about extra or options. Navigation, leather seats, etc etc doesnít add anything to performance.

You are still paying 30k for a 185hp car compared to the ~250hp the Camry and accord offer.

Mazda shines by offering extra and options at a lower price point compared to those two....but until the 2.5t comes out, they are underpowered.






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I didnít mention anything about extra or options. Navigation, leather seats, etc etc doesnít add anything to performance.

You are still paying 30k for a 185hp car compared to the ~250hp the Camry and accord offer.

Mazda shines by offering extra and options at a lower price point compared to those two....but until the 2.5t comes out, they are underpowered.
An upgraded engine is just another option along with leather, navigation, etc. They satisfy different needs. Leather serves the comfort need, a more powerful engine serves the performance need, etc.

What you're really saying, which I agree with, is the 6 lacks the option of a more powerful engine for those (~15% of sedan buyers) that feel the base engine (of any midsize sedan for that matter, since is 6 is the quickest among base engine sedans) is not powerful enough for them. That's the accurate way of putting it. Just putting out a blanket statement that the 6 is underpowered, as this article did and some posters on here do, infers that it isn't as quick as the other base-engined midsize sedans it directly competes with. That will turn off prospective buyers who are just looking for a base or mid-level sedan (~85% of buyers).

The 6 GT competes directly with the Accord Touring with 1.5T and CVT and stickers for almost $34,000. And the 6 is quicker than the Accord in that configuration. The 6 GT does NOT compete directly with the Accord with the 2.0T / 10-speed which is a $2,000 option on the EX-L and Touring and a $4,530 option on the Sport.
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So far, no rattles. The monitor seems to be rattle free.

One thing I've noticed, now that the cold weather has really hit up here (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), is that the engine idling on cold startups is a little noisier than I would expect.
Not totally happy with that. I may ask the dealer if this is normal or not. Gets quieter as it warms up.
Sounds a little like a diesel when it first starts up. Direct injection may be causing this?


I fixed the rattling with some double sided tape behind the monitor.
I also get very noisy idling.when I first start the car. It goes away after like 15 seconds though.
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I fixed the rattling with some double sided tape behind the monitor.
I also get very noisy idling.when I first start the car. It goes away after like 15 seconds though.
Noisy cold engine is normal for DI cars.

I also had thr same rsttle behind ths screen. Fixed it with some foam.

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I also get very noisy idling.when I first start the car. It goes away after like 15 seconds though.
I did some research on the noisy startups when cold, and realized it's normal.
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