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I liked the old face better. It's like someone at Mazda thought: "Let's make our cars look all happy and smiling."
 

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It's got a new smiley face.
Mazda kills yet another vehicle. :thumbdown
God that fvcking looks nasty.
I had high hopes for the Demio too.
 

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You really love that Sync feature dont you?
Sync is pretty dangerous - the studies out there show its not the act of fumbling around with a cell phone, its the act of engaging in banal cell phone conversation that detaches the driver and distracts them from their tasks.

I prefer the Ferrari method - don't even include a radio in your cars.
 

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Sync is pretty dangerous - the studies out there show its not the act of fumbling around with a cell phone, its the act of engaging in banal cell phone conversation that detaches the driver and distracts them from their tasks.

I prefer the Ferrari method - don't even include a radio in your cars.
Bull****. Compared to a normal car without Sync I find that hard to believe. How reliable are those studies?

I mean think about it. Some one hears their phone ring they scramble in their purse or around their pocket while taking their hands off the wheel to get the phone then bam they hit someone. You think that person (victim) or the insurance company is going to be able to prove that "answering the phone" was the cause of the accident? I would deny it.

Same thing with texting. You hit someone how many people would shut their phone and just claim that they did not see them or they could not stop in time. Why would you deny it? To get out of a citation.

Sure I would partly agree with you Marc and say the act of being on the phone is dangerous enough, but no one measures the distractions I listed above. In a perfect world we would not have these issues, but young drivers searching their music players/cds etc for their favorite song, answering their phone and texting are never going to go away. Sure you could start fining them, but good luck with the officers assuming the burden of proof.

For example,

Officer: Do you know why I pulled you over? You swerved towards the center line. Have you been drinking?
Me: Officer it is 6 pm on a Tuesday no I have not been drinking.
Officer: Ok just checking.

That really happened to me 2 years ago. I had to fart really bad and so I did while shifting into 5th going up a hill. The point I was trying to make had I been texting at the time I would have just denied it.

I know you may scream bias study, but the things beyond cell phones like texting and playing music can be done within seconds on Sync.

http://www.at.ford.com/news/cn/Pages/StudyFindsSYNCCutsDistractions.aspx

Personally as far as the Sync feature goes I am a technology whore. I drove or know about options in every car and basically out of all the cars under 20 grand there is not one sans maybe a TSX (doubtful) or a new Mazda 3 that has the technology features that Ford is putting in their cars right now.

I am not saying Ford is the best automaker (I think Honda is), but they sure are in touch with the younger market. In regards to the Mazda 2 the Sync is better for a younger buyer which is what the Mazda 2 is pointed at and there is better incentives on Fords than Mazdas trust me. If 2-3 year old Mazda 6s were selling for more than 12 like Camrys and Accords are I would be all for Mazda.
 

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Wow, you got really defensive over Sync, as if your first born was kicked in the face by a drunken Nicole Richie.
 

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Wow, you got really defensive over Sync, as if your first born was kicked in the face by a drunken Nicole Richie.
It is not Sync so much as it is innovation. I like the technology I think it has promise.

Sorry if it seemed a little defensive. I had to listen to these studies a few years back at the DMV. Plus I listen every day at my job from angry teachers how technology made their jobs more difficult and yet when it breaks they blame me for not being able to teach. Go figure.

I am a technology whore. I am passionate about anything. I would have the same defensive stance if you told me OSX servers were worthless for managing clients.
 

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This one looks good. Would have been absolutely perfect if the lower grill was just a little bit smaller.
 
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