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Old 11-19-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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What The 2010 Fusion & 2010 Mazda 3 Have In Common

Perhaps the upcoming North American version of the Focus will offer the same 2.5 Litre engine and a six speed manual?

The 2010 Fusion features an all six-speed transmission lineup, including for the new 2.5-liter I-4 engine, which is available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The previous 2.3-liter I-4 in the Fusion was available with only five-speed transmissions.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/19/l...e-their-debut/

The new MZR 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine fitted to the MAZDA3 s is borrowed from the larger all-new 2009 MAZDA6. It shares the same construction features of the 2.0-liter engine while upping output to 167 horsepower at 6000 rpm (PZEV = 165 @ 6000 rpm) and 168 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm (PZEV = 167 @ 4000 rpm). Both engines employ advanced electronic throttle actuation. Mazda's exclusive torque base control technology provides a highly linear acceleration response to every change of throttle pedal pressure.

A slick-shifting five-speed manual transmission is standard in the MAZDA3 i, while the MAZDA3 s is equipped with a six-speed stick-shift transmission.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/19/l...-smiling-face/


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They're both FUGLY, that's what!
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EWWWWW! The Fusion is cool, but they ruined the M3.
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Man the front end on the Mazda 3 is ridiculously ugly.. Reminds me of the Disney movie Cars.

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Wow......whoever is designing these cars needs to lose their job.
The grill on the fusion is stupid, and the mazda definitely looks like its smiling. WTF.
Why are automakers selling ugly vehicles these days? Its seems to be getting worse and worse.
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Man the front end on the Mazda 3 is ridiculously ugly.. Reminds me of the Disney movie Cars.
Agreed - I love the current 3 (especially the sedan), but THAT thing is WAY over-styled.

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The front end of the mazda 3 is like ordering a famous star with just the bun and the meat. But it probably compromised performance over style which it's a good thing.
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I agree with loudfocus1. That is a job-loosing mistake right there. On both. But I disagree with the comment on ALL car companies getting worse. The new Aston Martin looks pretty damned good.

Of course, for $2.3 million, It better!!!

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The fusion is dope! I want one!
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I like the front end on the Fusion, but the Mazda just looks fugly.
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