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Very, very cool update to one of my favorite small cars out there......

Really cool looking small car!

Agreed... this looks really good. Why does it seem like all the other small cars (minus the Astra, GTI and maybe the Civic coupe) look so "lacking in substance"/soul-less/hollow(?).

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Agreed... this looks really good. Why does it seem like all the other small cars (minus the Astra, GTI and maybe the Civic coupe) look so "lacking in substance"/soul-less/hollow(?).

You can note that all the cars you mentioned are either global cars, cars developed in Europe (where bigger does not mean better), or both. I think that, historically, the vast majority of small cars offered in the US market have been decontented just because of the 'bigger is better' mindset.

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You can note that all the cars you mentioned are either global cars, cars developed in Europe (where bigger does not mean better), or both. I think that, historically, the vast majority of small cars offered in the US market have been decontented just because of the 'bigger is better' mindset.

I think the decontenting is more because in the US, historically, small cars are only accepted if they are very cheap in price. Beyond the Mini, there isn't much of a premium small car market here.

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mazda 6 is 60% fleet sales- 3 will undoubtedly follow that practice in this depressed auto market.

Avis & Budget by me are 100% toyota/nissan/infiniti (aside from big box trucks, of course), - no Cobalts or G3s.

All lame ducks are heavily fleeted. That generation of Mazda6 had been around since 2003, making it the oldest midsize sedan available.

The current 3 is at 15% fleet; the Cobalt is at 39%.

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Well, I see where Opel stole it's headlight design from now.

And am I the only person here that doesn't really like the new 6 and 3?!?!

Seriously, are you guys into 'melted down plastic looking cars' that much?

You all must've came into the car hobby in the 90s when that was the cool thing to do. :D

I think the Cruze will be good competition for this (Although, if GM was smart it would release a Pontiac version of Delta II DIRECTLY targeting this)

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Beaut Heh. Nice job by Mazda. The interior (even though seems like spy pic) leaves something to be desired from.

Agreed. I'd rather it was simpler with higher quality materials/finish. This interior looks like a Euro Civic tweaked by Pontiac.

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Well, I see where Opel stole it's headlight design from now.

And am I the only person here that doesn't really like the new 6 and 3?!?!

Seriously, are you guys into 'melted down plastic looking cars' that much?

You all must've came into the car hobby in the 90s when that was the cool thing to do. :D

I think the Cruze will be good competition for this (Although, if GM was smart it would release a Pontiac version of Delta II DIRECTLY targeting this)

I'm with you on the Mazda 6 and Mazda 3 designs...... I see nothing remarkable about them at all. They look very derivative. The 6 has a bad case of G.A.S. and the 3 looks like it ripped the front end off a Peugeot.

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I don't see what is so great about this new 3 either... I much prefer the current 3, even if the looks are slightly feminine. The front on this new 3 looks like it was stretched way too far vertically.

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Meh.

I find this to be blander-iffic compared to the current Mazda3.

I am not impressed. This looks like a car that should have covered headlamps but does not.

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