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    Default New Mazda 3 gets stop-start tech, and DSG???!!

    Nothing much new in this article except what's highlighted!!

    The new Mazda 3 will be fitted with stop-start technology by the end of this year, a senior source within the company has told Autocar.

    The Mazda 3s stop-start system will be available on the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol models only; the diesel-engined Mazda 3 variants wont initially get the technology, while the petrol 1.4 from the current car has been dropped from the range.

    Mazda is also developing its own DSG-style twin-clutch gearbox for the new Mazda 3, although this wont be production-ready until 2010.


    In the more immediate future, a hot MPS version of the Mazda 3 will be launched at the Geneva show in March. Expect a more radically styled model than the current car, with a more aggressive bodykit.
    Sourced from Autocar.
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    HOLY CARROTS!!! I know what I'm upgrading to!

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    2010 MPS seems to be getting better and better... =D

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    Indeed it does!

    Want!!

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    Hopefully its price stays as friendly as it has been with the previous model.

    *fingers crossed*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirvandan View Post
    Hopefully its price stays as friendly as it has been with the previous model.

    *fingers crossed*
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    Shhh!!

    ...by 2010 Im more than allowed to upgrade no? lol

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    I hope stop start isnt used in the new MPS. Imagine sitting at the lights beside a Subie or Evo. Subie - "Bop bop bop bop bop", Evo - "Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr", MPS - ................................. <wind whistles by>

    You'd have to lean our your window and ask permission to start your engine..... blah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardski View Post
    I hope stop start isnt used in the new MPS. Imagine sitting at the lights beside a Subie or Evo. Subie - "Bop bop bop bop bop", Evo - "Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr", MPS - ................................. <wind whistles by>

    You'd have to lean our your window and ask permission to start your engine..... blah...
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    I personally dont think start stop will be on the new MPS...its not really a *green* car.

    And its a performance model.

    Anyways...things are looking very good for my upgrade as I was swinging towards an Audi soon.

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    I was looking at either the 370Z or the Evo X, but as nice as those cars are I just don't want to spend that much coin on a toy..... Especially not when I can buy a pretty damn nice Ducati for $25K =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardski View Post
    I hope stop start isnt used in the new MPS. Imagine sitting at the lights beside a Subie or Evo. Subie - "Bop bop bop bop bop", Evo - "Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr", MPS - ................................. <wind whistles by>

    You'd have to lean our your window and ask permission to start your engine..... blah...
    Hmm I dunno, I would like the MPS to keep their sleeper ways
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    The stock MPS hardly makes any engine noise anyway.

    I can sit with the windows open and radio off and not even hear it.

    Was in my garage yesterday and thought the engine was off as there was no noise at all.

    As far as the DSG goes. Yeah, giddy up. I'm not the best with the manual gearbox and DSG I think will do wonders for this cars 0 - 100 time. It should know how much power can go into the front wheels to make the best get away.

    But the DSG box will also have a lot of software to go with it. If you modify the car to make more power do you need to modify the software as well? Will it know you have more power and behave accordingly i.e. less rpm for fast get aways? Or will it make it easier to spin the wheels as the gearbox still thinks the car is stock?

    And on the subject of new toys... If you are looking at EVO X's I hope the 135i is also being looked at! Thats the new toy I would want!
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    EVO X - between $60,000 and $80,000 (i couldn't get the Mitsubishi RRP as their webite is ****!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeev View Post
    I was looking at either the 370Z or the Evo X, but as nice as those cars are I just don't want to spend that much coin on a toy..... Especially not when I can buy a pretty damn nice Ducati for $25K =D
    I love my bikes too, but the record shows that you have a 65% higher chance killing yourself on a $25k ducati, than you do in a 4 wheeler.....

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