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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vegasphotog, Nov 2, 2009.
North America isn't getting the wagon, unfortunately. It would probably compete with the already popular CX-5.
I despise crossovers and SUV's...this mazda looks awesome. Will Russia get it? IF so, maybe Putin will give me a passport and a new Mazda wagon.
+1. Time to replace the Sube WRX. Nice looking ride.
Really want a all wheel drive wagon. Anyone look at the Foresters?
Keeping my eye on the 2014 XT. 2.0 turbo and 250hp. Looks good, only downside I see for us in the states is it only comes with the CVT transmission. Better than the current 4 speed AT though.
Bummed to hear the mazda 6 wagon isn't coming here, although I do seem to recall the CX-5 will have a diesel option here soon so maybe that will work out.
Hmm, I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to the Forester as enormous before.
The 4th Gen/2014 Forester looks a lot better then the outgoing 3rd Gen. More sporty like the older 1st and 2nd Gen.
Yeah... Me, either...
103,000 miles, just got back from a CA-PHX run...Still hauls ass like when it was new! 85MPH for hours and no downshift for passing. 24.5 mpg
The original Forester was wagon-sized. The current Forester is a small-midsize SUV. It grows with every update.
I have an 08 Outback XT Limited I'm about to put up for sale once it quits raining and I can get some decent pics. 41k miles, 2.5L turbo and the all important 5 spd manual transmission. Too bad you are 1600 miles away. Of course I just did a fly and drive from Green Bay to Austin last weekend which was only 200 miles shorter.
A fun read/slideshow - especially if you grew up with these wagons.
How feckin big do you think your tadger is then ?
My first car in 1983 was a 64 Ford Country Sedan wagon. Great car, I sold it into the movie industry. Stupid.
If the Diesel is 30% more efficient than it's Gas counterpart we could be looking at x-over getting 45mpg! Talk about a way better option to a Hybrid!
Yes, I can see this auto thread devolving into a TDI thread but...
I can't figure out why Toyota et al hybrid makers don't go diesel on their hybrid engines. More fuel efficient generation, lower maintenance, etc.
and yes, both of my cages are wagons: Volvo flying brick and VW Jetta TDI. Love them both equally, but don't like the VW on long trips; it is a Jetta after all.
Might be a new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo in the future (sorry for the huge photo):
That Panamera Sport Turismo has a great ass, but I still can't stand the badger ugly (chews own arm off to avoid waking up next to it) butter face.
That would look great with wood panels on the sides.
The only reason I can think of is the cost. Last time I checked a Prius was around $25K about the same as a Golf diesel which is at a minimum of $5K more than a Gasoline Golf, so we'd be talking about a Prius that would be somewhere around ~$30K (if Toyota used the same logic in pricing as VW). The closest car in Toyota's line up to the Prius is the Matrix which is <$20K and already gets 30mpg! At 30mpg & $3/gal you could buy 100,000 gallons of gasoline with the $10K you saved or drive 3 million miles (if I did the math correctly).