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Old 01-15-2019, 03:37 PM   #8
SirBrass
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Northern PA
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2019 WRX Limited
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I had to drive a borrowed CX-5 (2013 model, Grand Touring trim) for 8 months between my wife totaling my BRZ and me taking delivery of my WRX. So I got to know that little CUV pretty well.

Low on power? Yup, but as with the BRZ, if you drive it fast that doesn't matter. What impressed me was the handling.

So if that little CUV can handle very nimbly, I'd imagine so can the 6. Sure its down on power, but the curve is surprising. We had to have a loaner for a while while the CX-5 was getting new rotors, and were handed a 6. I could have sworn it had a turbo, but it was just NA 4.

Mazda's skyactive is pretty darn good.

So, test drive a sport model Mazda 6 (so you can get the 6MT), and I think you'll be surprised at how enjoyable it is.

Or wait for the 2019 3's and 6's to drop. IIRC, they're getting Skyactive X. So power delivery should be even further improved.
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