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Plus they still posted their test results when using 87. It's like they're looking for reasons to justify their love for the Accord.
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Yeah but not to be a wet noodle. They rated the accord a full 5 stars compared to 4.5 for the Mazda. Also does the car upshift even when your in manual mode?

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I saw 5 stars for the overall rating of the 6...


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Is it me or was that a confusingly formatted review. I did not like the way the split the review between 2017 and 2018 and in many cases moxed images across the pages. Also felt that their star ratings did not line up with the words. Overall a very lukewarm review when you read it, but still an editors choice. Savagegeese was right, Mazda can't win.

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Yeah but not to be a wet noodle. They rated the accord a full 5 stars compared to 4.5 for the Mazda. Also does the car upshift even when your in manual mode?

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There is a difference in manual mode when you floor it and depress the button on the floor versus not. If you push the accelerator all the way to the floor and depress the button under the pedal, the car seems to revert to shifting to maintain maximum power, so it shifts around 5500 rpm. If you don't, it goes up to like 6100 rpm or so, I can't recall if it upshifts on its own, though.
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Something I noticed today...when in manual mode with traction control off, car does NOT shift for you, no matter what. I read this in a review somewhere and it's true!
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Something I noticed today...when in manual mode with traction control off, car does NOT shift for you, no matter what. I read this in a review somewhere and it's true!
Nice, a defeat feature. Too bad I still wouldn't get an Automatic
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Something I noticed today...when in manual mode with traction control off, car does NOT shift for you, no matter what. I read this in a review somewhere and it's true!
SavageGeese mentiined that.

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So the schlocks at C/D decided to put a Honda Accord and a Kia Stinger in their long term fleet instead of the 6. Figures.
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They probably wrote bigger checks...

I believe that Motorweek on PBS will be reviewing the 6 on this weekend's episode, and I also think they're adding it to their long-term vehicle fleet as well.


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So the schlocks at C/D decided to put a Honda Accord and a Kia Stinger in their long term fleet instead of the 6. Figures.
I know it's frustrating for us, but it's not a surprise. The Accord was the car of the year and sells like 10x the amount of the 6. I'm sure they have a lot more readers interested in that car.

With the Kia, it's a brand new hyped sports car. Again, I'm sure there are a lot of people who want to know about that vehicle.

Hopefully, one of the other reviewers (like Motorweek as Grey said) will add it to their fleet.

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