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Old 06-17-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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Which one do you think would be the most reliable over time mechanically speaking. Would any of them really be a problem?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Kind of early to tell. The previous Fusion was basically the class-leader in the family sedan segment for reliability, but there's some truth to never buying the first model year. Stick with the base model 2.5, however, and not much mechanically really changed.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Tough choice for me between these three cars. Each is attractive although I'd say Mazda takes the win in the styling department. I too believe in skipping the first model year as they work to iron out the wrinkles so I'd have to wait til the next model year for the Fusion and 6. The current Sonata has been on the market since 2009 which makes it roughly four years old and likely nearing the end of its production cycle. The upside is that if you go with the Sonata, it's basically as good as this generation will ever get since they've had a few years to take care of any issues. It also just had a minor update in 2012.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Is the '14 Mazda 6 really a new design? It looks like a '13 model with a face lift to me.

As for the Fusion, Ford had lots of software issues with the 6 speed automatic in the last gen. Maybe they finally got it worked out.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Is the '14 Mazda 6 really a new design? It looks like a '13 model with a face lift to me.
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I'd call it a huge improvement. I never really liked the prior generation Mazda 6 (particularly from the rear) while the new redesign really is quite attractive.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I guess I'm looking mostly at the rear doors and c-pillars. But yeah, the '14 is an improvement for sure.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: anywhere but Seattle
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Mazda6 with the diesel engine, obviously.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Mazda6 with the diesel engine, obviously.
I don't believe this car can be had yet with a diesel in the U.S. market.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I dont think you can go wrong with any of them, I would say drive them and see what one you like best.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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I dont think you can go wrong with any of them, I would say drive them and see what one you like best.
Totally agree. Cars are great these days. Buy what you like.
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