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2018 Test Drives!

Since the media is now (FINALLY!) starting to post their tests of the '18 6, it's time we start a new thread to consolidate them.

Here's one I caught today:
http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/latest-reviews/first-drive-2018-mazda-6-review-article

And another one from our Canadian friends:
https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/arti...-more-upscale/

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cannot wait to see if the turbo version makes less than 6 sec in the 0-60mph test
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cannot wait to see if the turbo version makes less than 6 sec in the 0-60mph test
It will definitely be interesting. These things have a 4.09 final drive and it gets out of second gear at I believe 56ish MPH (don't quote, its just what I observed at a blink of an eye). Needless to say, having to shift gears twice before hitting 60mph always impacts 0-60 a little more than one would like. So whenever it is published, it may not adequately depict really how quick this thing gets up and goes...it is definitely fast.

I'm more interested in the 1/4 mile time myself with the 4.09 final drive. Final drive gears that high will have a marked impact on 1/4 mile time. Wouldn't be surprised if we see low 14s with this. You get some good air density and you might see high 13s - could be a pipe dream though...it's been a looooong time since I drag raced anything legitimately

Yet here I am less than an hour away from Epping NH Dragway -- a sea level drag strip that can get some awesome air density...maybe I should make a trip after C&D or MT publish their road tests
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https://jalopnik.com/what-do-you-wan...-ma-1825825110

Interesting... The "formal" Mazda launch event is tomorrow (Tuesday), yet there's at least a half-dozen forum members that already own one, and others (including me) that have driven one or two...


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https://jalopnik.com/what-do-you-wan...-ma-1825825110

Interesting... The "formal" Mazda launch event is tomorrow (Tuesday), yet there's at least a half-dozen forum members that already own one, and others (including me) that have driven one or two...
That is definitely interesting. I would have to say the "official reveal" was done back in L.A. when it live-streamed. But hey, spending time with the engineers and designers in an open forum -- that's pretty darn cool of Mazda to do!

Would love to find out if they have plans for an aero kit on this thing, or if I'm going to be retro-fitting a 2017...

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Just out today, a new very favorable review by Motor Trend.
Since I can't yet post a link, you can find it with a quick Google search for the review's title:

2018 Mazda6 Signature 2.5T First Drive: Champagne Living on a Working-Class Budget
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Thanks for posting - good read!

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I was looking forward to these reviews starting to trickle out. Thanks!
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Mazda is looking into a dealer-installed summer tire option.
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Now, though, the Accord faces its biggest challenge not from another luxury automaker but from the cheeky underdogs at Mazda (and Honda should be glad Mazda doesn’t have anywhere near the same R&D budget).
Now if I were a Mazda engineer, this line would both pay a HUGE compliment and annoy me at the same time. Imagine if Mazda DID have Honda's R&D budget...


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