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    Mazda Drops A Teaser For Next 3, Expected to Debut Next Month

      Expected to debut at LA Auto Show

    "A New Era Begins November 2018" is the title of video that Mazda has uploaded to their YouTube channel. The sixteen-second video provides brief glimpses of two vehicles. One is a close up of the rear with a sharply raked c-pillar, while the other is a side profile shot. A number of people believe this is our first glimpse of the next-generation Mazda3 - mostly due to elements of the Kai Concept showing up.

    That title also hints at a big change coming with the next-generation 3. The Skyactiv-X powertrain with homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) will be available. HCCI allows a gas engine to use compression to ignite the fuel. This allows for better efficiency and more power.

    We're expecting Mazda to show off the new 3 at the LA Auto Show next month.

    Stay tuned.

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    Speaking of green Mustangs, a '69 Boss 429 or Mach 1 in Black Jade does it for me.  I don't think the '69 Boss 302 was available in this color, it had only 4 colors in '69 IIRC.

     

     

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    3 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Speaking of green Mustangs, a '69 Boss 429 or Mach 1 in Black Jade does it for me.  I don't think the '69 Boss 302 was available in this color, it had only 4 colors in '69 IIRC.

     

     

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    I almost bought a 69 mach 1 that color when i sold my 66 Fastback. I have regretted passing that up for a decade plus now. 

    4 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    How big is the back seat? 

    Large enough for two people to fornicate in the back of a trailer park...

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    18 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    I almost bought a 69 mach 1 that color when i sold my 66 Fastback. I have regretted passing that up for a decade plus now. 

    Large enough for two people to fornicate in the back of a trailer park...

    Hahaha I was originally talking about the Mazda but I guess the response could work for both. 

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    The back seat in the '69-70 Mustangs is insane..really tiny w/ a big center driveshaft hump.  I rode in the back when I was a kid in my Dad's '69, but couldn't ride back there after about age 10..I was too tall to fit. 

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    5 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The back seat in the '69-70 Mustangs is insane..really tiny w/ a big center driveshaft hump.  I rode in the back when I was a kid in my Dad's '69, but couldn't ride back there after about age 10..I was too tall to fit. 

    Really the back seat pulled and a cage installed....pro touring style build on the 69 would be awesome. 

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    mazda also has eternal blue, not available on everything, but i would take that over my deep blue mica if i could.

     

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    7 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    Complains about boring colors and then asks them to show their cars in BROWN. 🤷🏼‍♂️

    Well they've had the same red for yerrs, same pearl white (which is a bear to match) for yerrs... same shade of silver, same gray... Mazda has no imagination when it comes to color and trim.  Harley Earl would be appalled.

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    38 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

    Well they've had the same red for yerrs, same pearl white (which is a bear to match) for yerrs... same shade of silver, same gray... Mazda has no imagination when it comes to color and trim.  Harley Earl would be appalled.

    You will get no arguement from me.

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    Imagine an MX-5 in yellow, orange, or green, maroon... with saddle leather, or even dark blue leather interior.  A CX-5 or CX-9 would look so good in more earthy colors as well.

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    The Miata does seem to have a really limited color palette right now...I remember past generations having yellow and other colors..I recall a dark green w/ tan top and interior version on the first gen model. 

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    14 hours ago, ocnblu said:

    Well they've had the same red for yerrs, same pearl white (which is a bear to match) for yerrs... same shade of silver, same gray... Mazda has no imagination when it comes to color and trim.  Harley Earl would be appalled.

    I'm not saying they shouldn't offer a brown. I'm just saying you're complaining about boring and asking for brown..typically a very boring color.

    FWIW, less options usually means less costs. 

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    I would rather they offer a shade of brown instead of white in the interior..

    One of my neighbours has what I would call a brown CX5 as below but the colour is called titanium flash.

     

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    7 hours ago, ocnblu said:

    Imagine an MX-5 in yellow, orange, or green, maroon... with saddle leather, or even dark blue leather interior.  A CX-5 or CX-9 would look so good in more earthy colors as well.

    Loved their Syrah Purple they did about 10 years back on the Mazda 6. That was an awesome color.

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    29 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Loved their Syrah Purple they did about 10 years back on the Mazda 6. That was an awesome color.

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    My 2006 Mazda 3 Hatch was this color, I think it was called Strato Blue Mica

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    Yay, someone over onto the YouTube who thinks like me.  If you can make it through the BS at the beginning of this vid, check out the colourized new 3!

     

     

     

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    17 hours ago, ocnblu said:

    Yay, someone over onto the YouTube who thinks like me.  If you can make it through the BS at the beginning of this vid, check out the colourized new 3!

     

     

     

    Love the Green, Awesome, so much better than the boring red they have been doing for ever. :metal:

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