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      03-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Mazda 6 Skyactiv Diesel

So I saw these while watching a Rolex Sports Car Series race. I looked them up and I kinda liked what I saw. Sure it's not a 335d but it's a more economical diesel and it doesn't require the Urea Injection System.

What do you guys think?

Note: I am not considering it as a replacement for the D. Just thinking of getting this as a secondary. So I'm not trying to compare the two. Just wanted your thoughts on it

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      03-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...c_first_drive/

Here's a link so you guys see what I'm talking about. It is the Euro spec but it shouldn't be much different than the US spec.

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      03-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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What's Mazda's track record (history) when it comes to diesels?

Here's a review of it that I saw weeks back:

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Funny review but I like it. I guess I will have to wait and see for myself when they are released. I love that they will be offering it in a manual too.
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You should go test drive it when it comes out man.
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      03-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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You should go test drive it when it comes out man.
Yeah that's the plan for now. I called some dealers and they are trying to get me to preorder one which I will not do. I am not ready to commit to a car that hasn't even been released. Once I see it in the flesh I will make up my mind
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What's Mazda's track record (history) when it comes to diesels?

Here's a review of it that I saw weeks back:

That's the previous generation that wasn't available in the US.
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      03-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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If you're okay with having a quart of diesel fuel sitting in the oil pan, go for it!

http://www.rx8club.com/general-autom...p-here-241177/

I'd wait to see if the modified DPF regen software has stopped the excess fueling from leaking intothe oil pan.

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If you're okay with having a quart of diesel fuel sitting in the oil pan, go for it!

http://www.rx8club.com/general-autom...p-here-241177/

I'd wait to see if the modified DPF regen software has stopped the excess fueling from leaking intothe oil pan.

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Hmmm, maybe that explains why my 335d oil level has gone above the max line since my last oil change.... my commute is only 10 miles now, half what it was about 6 months ago.

The car I should be driving is a Tesla!

*edit* - I just checked the level now, when my engine is cold (haven't driven it since yesterday). The level is right at the "max" line. I know the correct procedure is to check it on a fully warm engine but would that actually make the level higher or lower? Seems to register higher when at operating temp, either that or I just can't get a good reading.


Back to the Mazda - I think it's a pretty sweet looking car. If I was in the market for a lower-priced sedan, it would be at the top of my list. Impressive rev range for a diesel and more torque than any other 4-banger, except for maybe that new Mercedes E250.
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