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Post by Lot Creator on Sat May 28, 2011 11:45 pm

As for many of us who own cars(or rent), we know the pain of practicaly giving your precious money to the oil company all just to move your four wheels. In my area, by car is the only way of moving around, not by bycycle or walking. You can oppt for motorcycle, but if you value your life, please don't attempt to do so. In today's topic, I will explain the ups and downs of the Mazda car, qoute from Popsci Link > http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2011-05/mazda-unveils-minagi-crossover-concept-reinvents-itself-purveyor-extreme-efficiency

"Barely a year ago, you could get 40 miles per gallon on the highway in exactly one conventional gas-powered car--the two-seat, toaster-size ForTwo, from Smart. But with fuel prices approaching $4 a gallon, membership in the 40-and-over club is growing fast. Hyundai, Chevrolet and Ford have introduced efficient sedans and hatchbacks. Now an unexpected entrant is joining the club: Mazda, the carmaker that built its reputation on affordable performers like the 155mph Speed3 and the rotary-engined RX-8.

Mazda’s fuel-efficiency program, Skyactiv, involves a multiyear rollout of new engines, transmissions and other reinvented components across a range of vehicles. The goal is to boost overall fuel economy by 30 percent by 2015, one year before American fuel-economy rules require automakers to reach a fleetwide average of 35.5 mpg.

The plan starts with the new Mazda3, whose 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine will use direct fuel injection and dual variable valve timing to squeeze out 158 horsepower while achieving 40 mpg. A new six-speed automatic transmission will use two internal clutches to reduce energy-wasting gear slippage by 14 percent, while a redesigned exhaust manifold will collect and quickly disperse gases from all four cylinders, reducing heat losses.

Beyond the 3, Mazda’s plans get even more interesting. This fall in Japan, the automaker will introduce a new version of the subcompact Mazda2, with a 1.3-liter Skyactiv-G engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. Expected mileage: nearly 70 mpg."

Ok, the up of the Mazda is that for the same gallon of fuel, you get 70 mpg, however, that will be until 2020 or 2023, which is quite a long time and 45 mpg isn't much of a diffrence than a 40 mpg car. The only diffrence is the price and that goes a long way because who wants to buy a 45 mpg car for $40000 when they can get the same for some $10000 to $15000 car.

As for manufacturing, it is ALWAYS Japan, japan, made in japan, like if japan was the center of manufaturing cars, right now, the prius plant is fried, the other plants aren't any better either, still closed for radiativity. Also, the cars will have high levels of radiactivity due to contamination.

As for now, I leave the question weather to buy the car or not...


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