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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2012, 01:34:02 pm »
First I've heard of no hachback option. If it's true then no more Mazada 6 for me. Just like everyone else making a reply it appears Mazda want to press the 'self destruct button'.  Long live the hatchback!!

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2012, 08:33:17 am »
I've got the saloon and the boot opening is still pretty big, and the seats fold down flat when required, so no neccesity for the hatchback in my opinion

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2012, 08:39:51 am »
That's true, but the saloons a bit of a minger  ;)

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2012, 10:51:42 am »
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I've got the saloon and the boot opening is still pretty big, and the seats fold down flat when required, so no neccesity for the hatchback in my opinion

That depends very much on what you are carrying. I cart model boats about and they need to go in vertically in their boxes, a saloon would be useless for that. Also long lengths of wood that need to be kept straight won't fit in a saloon. A couple of weeks ago I had two chairs and a coffee table in the back of my hatchback - saloon, no chance!

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2012, 03:05:18 pm »
that would be a problem in the saloon (though I have got two adult mountain bikes in there ok) - luckily the back seats of my wife's A2 can be removed completely turning it into a minivan for those type of  needs !

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2012, 03:28:34 pm »
That looks like the standard black tint on the rear glass from the B-pillars rearwards - same as my 2011 Sport estate  8)

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2012, 07:47:37 am »
What - no Hatchback? Oh well - looks like this Mazda 6 will be my last one then. Back to Vauxhall.....

Seems Mazda are following Honda & VW and moving into the middle ground between Audi / BMW / Merc and the "sales rep fleet" territory of the Mondeo & the Insignia..

Shame.

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2012, 11:55:43 am »
Just seen the official pictures on What Car.com. Apart from the front end, the car looks very similar to the current model, not the stunning concept car as hoped. Front end also looks like the new Mondeo due next year.

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2012, 12:16:33 pm »
Just seen the official pictures on What Car.com. Apart from the front end, the car looks very similar to the current model, not the stunning concept car as hoped. Front end also looks like the new Mondeo due next year.
It's strange how the adventurous styling has been toned down to such a degree that it almost looks like a facelift rather than a completely new model, especially after the concept car.  I disagree with your Mondeo comment though - it looks nothing like it!  The new Mondeo face looks almost Aston-Martinesque which is not an accusation you could make of the new 6.

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2012, 04:47:22 pm »
The saloon looks more like the Takeri concept, the estate seems a bit toned down by comparison.

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2012, 04:16:17 pm »
So as a replacement Mazda 6 is off my, and lots of other hitherto happy Mazda 6 hatchback owners, list now there wont be a hatchback, what are the alternatives? Aside from the Mondeo & Insignia is anybody else doing a similair sized hatchback for under £25k list price?

Thoughts....

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2012, 04:27:26 pm »
I'm looking at the new Golf - a bit smaller but it seems to have its points. Might look at the 6 Estate if it is more of a 'fastback' than a wagon.

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2012, 07:11:44 pm »
Loads of pics of the new estate online now. It looks very similar to the old one from the B pillar back.

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Re: New Mazda 6 2013 - no hatchback available
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2012, 12:24:09 pm »
http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/2013-mazda-6-estate-unveiled/263802

Its been officially launched now. The 2.2 Sports the one for me I think :-)