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09-25-2012 12:03 PM
Malibooya
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Originally Posted by Mazingo View Post
It's nothing new that GM is king in selling identical vehicles with different badges.Some badges names don't sell very well and GMC is one of them.So getting rid of badges often means to close some assembly lines.This is never popular ,and even less after tax payers bailed out GM.

Not sure why this is hard to understand.
I couldn't understand your grammar.
09-24-2012 09:45 PM
Malibooya
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After they got bailed out,GM is in a bad position to close unprofitable brands and assembly lines.If they kill off GMC, that simply sell identical vehicles you can get from Chevy ,they will get a lot of heat from it.
I...I mean...what?
09-24-2012 08:18 PM
Malibooya
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I think it's obvious that GM is neck deep in politics.If they were not,they would have cut the GMC division years ago..
GMC produces a lot of commercial vehicles, but to keep the "brand" around GM has to sell a certain number of civilian vehicles.

At least, that was the case in the 90s IIRC. Probably the same now.
09-24-2012 06:19 PM
MyThIc3LiTe
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I don't see the problem.Works fine for me.It's the same display as the CX-5.
The problem is It doesn't look integrated. It looks like an after thought.

Which would be fine if this was 2007 and mid size sedans were just starting to offer such things like on my old Lincoln.

This isn't acceptable on a design level for me.



Say what you will about MFT, but at least these are designed to look like they belong.
09-24-2012 05:23 PM
MyThIc3LiTe
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Your welcome.The car will have the new Skyactive version of the 2.5l that should also be available on the 2014 CX-5.So people who were complaining the CX-5 was missing power,this should fix it.

Here also a pic of the new Mazda6 interior.
Nicely executed interior.

Except for the screen.

It looks tacked on.
09-24-2012 04:07 PM
Montag
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I look more forward to the 2014 Mazda6.
Thanks for the heads up. I didn't know about this car. I had narrowed my choices down to the new Fusion and the new Accord. Based on currently available info, this car looks competitive and possibly better.
09-24-2012 07:33 AM
mjd4277
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Originally Posted by flyboyike View Post
They're jumping two years. And yes, it's pretty unusual.
Not as much as you might think. Kia did the exact same thing with the Sportage and the Sorento. Both vehicles skipped two years between generations.
09-23-2012 02:00 PM
MyThIc3LiTe
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Originally Posted by Mazingo View Post
Actually, if you cover the front grill,the car looks exactly like the Taurus.



You are actually right, and the funny thing is that the Malibu is a class size down so the fact that it just appears to be so big isn't a good thing.



And for the record, here are the Koreans and for reference the Fusion as well.





09-23-2012 11:37 AM
whynotthinkwhynot
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Originally Posted by Timbo64 View Post
What's the deal with Chevy making the bowtie emblem so damn BIG. It really messes up the front end of the 2013 Malibu.

To distinguish it from other Korean cars?
09-23-2012 09:51 AM
flyboyike
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Originally Posted by Mazingo View Post
From the look of it ,GM will simply jump a year.Not really unusual.
They're jumping two years. And yes, it's pretty unusual.
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