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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

Those Chrysler boxes are, well, just boxes. Is there a good reason why Mazda won't put their smart new MPVs back on the N-American market ??
Surely, it would seem possible to still build them with the steering wheel on the right (left) side !

(http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=214)
(http://www.mazda.com.sg/mazda_models_mazda8.html)
(http://www.batfa.com/newcar-mazdampv.htm)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

am interested in the answer as well!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

frankly wrote:

Surely, it would seem possible to still build them with the steering wheel on the right (left) side !


more than possible, they already build them left hand drive for the Chinese market, saw them at a car show about a month ago
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

would it work to buy the new mazda 8 mpv and swap the oem engine with a 2.3lt Cosworth Duratec Crate Engine 280BHP
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

mpvinnig wrote:
would it work to buy the new mazda 8 mpv and swap the oem engine with a 2.3lt Cosworth Duratec Crate Engine 280BHP


I have no idea what engine is in the new model, I didn't look
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

here is what i saw: http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2006/200602/060202.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

mpvinnig wrote:
would it work to buy the new mazda 8 mpv and swap the oem engine with a 2.3lt Cosworth Duratec Crate Engine 280BHP


Can't imagine an MPV 8 in N-America with a 4-banger power plant. The 2k6 DOHC-24V 60°V, 6-cylinder would still do just fine for me, but newer (sky-active) engines might spur wider interest if sustaining the sporty drive and the "zoom-zoom" factor !!
Would just hate to have to settle for a C-box in a couple of years time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

i am extremely worried about the 4 bangers as well. the power output seems rather low for an MPV
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Time for Mazda 8 MPV in N-America ? Reply with quote

buy the turbo mpv then
2004 A-spec Touring Edition (look it up)
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