The G70 is too small for my needs, and some of the interior design is "old" to my eyes. The manual is also a mediocre "money grab" play at the hearts of car guys who yearn for a stick. Every review I've read pretty much confirms the 6 speed's lame implementation.
OTOH I test drove Stinger several times (including a driving event near me where you first drive with a professional followed by taking the wheel). I like the Stinger a lot and had a similar reaction to Savagegeese review. Next to the 6 sig, its a very good looking car. However, between cost and some very cheap materials and creaks/rattles, I decided to go with the 6. Sure while RWD and hatch are VERY compelling, I dont really find the FWD 6 much of a compromise, dynamically or practically in the real world.
Is the V6 nice-well yes, but the 2.5 turbo 4 in the Sig trim is very nice for the money. I also trust Mazda engineering more than Hyundai. I'll continue to be of the opinion, that despite the obvious resource constraints, that a small, tight, engineering-minded company like Mazda is preferable to a larger everything to everyone company like Hyundai, Honda and Toyota. Despite relatively unlimited resources, giant companies have a hard time with scaling processes that contribute to consistently good, well-architected, products
IMO knock on wood but I think Mazda's size, engineering prowess and focus make it better. Said another way, Mazda on its own (without the unbrella of Ford) can't afford to make engineering mistakes that cause major defects resulting in e.g. vehicle fires given the PR
and scale would bankrupt them both in brand and business. IMO.
So when I see new tech from Mazda like Skyactiv-X I believe chances are, beyond a few bugs, they will get it right. IMO.
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