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From wongpres (Thanks Preston!) at Edmunds:

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GS trim:
- 2.3l, 160hp, 151lb-ft, variable valve timing
- 4-wheel discs
- ABS with EBFD
- P205/55R16 alloys
- AM/FM CD player with clock and 4 speakers
- tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- mechanical HVAC controls
- dual front airbags
- adjustable rear seat headrests
- floor mats
- illuminated ignition key
- fog lights
- power windows
- two-tone sport type cloth seats (this is really cool, it's like the MX Sportif & RX-8)
- rain-sensing intermittent wipers
- auto light control (what this means exactly, I don't know)
- steering wheel audio controls
- map lamps
- keyless entry
- cargo management system (no idea what this is)
- sporty bumpers
- side sill extensions
- body coloured grille
- carbon-like finish on center panel (similar to the ones on the Mazda6, I guess this is why the glossy 'piano-black' from the MX Sportif was removed)

GT trim (all GS plus below):
- AM/FM CD player with clock and 4 speakers, 2 tweeters
- 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel
- leather shift knob
- anti-theft alarm
- P205/50R17 alloys
- cruise control, buttons on steering wheel
- body coloured rear spoiler

The most fully loaded car is a GT with moonroof, air-conditioning, and leather (leather is black-only, not 2-tone).

Colours:
- black mica
- sunlight silver metallic
- titanium gray metallic
- indigo blue metallic
- velocity red metallic
- sunset orange metallic
- arctic white

Transmissions (for all trims):
- 5-speed manual standard, 4-speed sport mode auto optional

Coefficient of drag is poor:
- .340 for 16-inch wheel versions
- .346 for 17-inch wheel versions

N. American Job #1 is scheduled for Sep. 16, 2003, sedan and hatch coming together.

Remember: This is Canadian only, for USA it'll probably be i and s trims.

No pricing info yet."
 

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Nice. Lots of standard goodies. I would take a Loaded Artic White MZ3 with some (Opt.) HIDs. All season floor mats.
 

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Excellent Information there !!!! :D :D

Gives me a pretty good indication of what we should get in Australia too....

God I hope we get the 2.3 litre engine !!!!!
 

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Don't forget guys this is the Canadian spec car...

ATL - you're looking for a 3s w/some crazy optionm package (if MUSA pulls the same stunt they did with the 6).

Rod - If the 2.3 is the largest engine in the 6 in Australia, I really doubt it you'll see it in the 3 - Mazda Australia would be shooting themselves in the foot if they made it available in the 3. It would kill sales of the 6. Sorry, I just don't see it happening, but you'll most likely get a 2.0 engine as the top one.
 

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dinu01 said:
Rod - If the 2.3 is the largest engine in the 6 in Australia, I really doubt it you'll see it in the 3 - Mazda Australia would be shooting themselves in the foot if they made it available in the 3. It would kill sales of the 6. Sorry, I just don't see it happening, but you'll most likely get a 2.0 engine as the top one.
Dinu01,

Yeah, you are probably right !! Although I can only dream !!!! :D
 

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why would mazda3.com flash site report the 2.3L engine? (---> driving dynamics)

i doubt they would state the 2.3L powerplant used when pre-orders are being taken, and then have to tell customers they are receiving a smaller engine :?

isn't the mazda3.com site american?

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Car and drive also states the US getting the 2.3L engine
http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=29&article_id=7173&page_number=1
 

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Like I said, I believe the 2.0 will be the top engine Internationally.

In the US there will definitly be a 2.3.
 

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U.S. and Canada, we will both have the 2.3L engine. We will have the 2.0L and 2.3L while the Europe and other eastern countries will get the 1.6L and 2.0L because mainly of Pollution reasons.

-Frank
 

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Fianlly we get a better engine than the rest of the world!

Now if they could make SAB/SAC, side blinkers, headlight washers standard in NA...
 

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The '03 Protege already has the side blinkers. The pics floating around have them too so I don't see why they wouldn't.
 

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I was just browsing the Mazda3 gallery on the Mazda website and I noticed a disclaimer on the picture:

Some images shown are European and Japanese specifications. Some features such as headlight washers, auto A/C controls, interior trim, center rear head rest, and other small details will not appear on US vehicles.
 

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Frank said:
The Canadian RX-8 has the Windshield washers. I hope we will get it into the 3!

-Frank
You mean headlight washers??? Because unless you've been frozen for the last oh say 80 years all cars have these nowadays :!:

Just kidding. Well not really :twisted:
 

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Volvos all have headlight washers in the US. We're not talking pithy little sprayers here, the full montey miniature washers, baby! Jaguars also have headlamp washers, but they just have the spray.
 
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