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Vehicle 2001 Audi A6 4dr Wgn Avant Celebrate 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring MT 5-Door
16" x 7" 9-spoke cast alloy wheels Yes No
18.5 gallon fuel tank Yes No
205/55HR16 all-season SBR tires Yes No
2.0-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 155@6000, Torque Of 148@4100, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head No Yes
2.8L DOHC SMPI 30-valve V6 engine w/variable intake valve timing Yes No
2 Front Power Outlets No Yes
33/66 split fold rear seat w/3-adjustable headrests Yes No
48 Cold Cranking Amp Battery No Yes
4-assist handles w/slow retraction feature Yes No
4-position intermittent windshield wipers w/heatable washer nozzles Yes No
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes No Yes
4-wheel anti-lock brake system Yes No
5-speed electronically-controlled Tiptronic automatic transmission-inc: Dynamic Shift Programming, hill detection capability Yes No
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive No Yes
Adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column Yes No
Aerodynamic halogen headlights w/retractable headlight washers Yes No
Alloy Wheels Front 16-in. X 6.5-in. and Rear 16-in. X 6.5-in. No Yes
AM/FM Radio Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 6 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player No Yes
AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: speed-variable volume, 140-watt 8-speaker sound system w/subwoofer, CD changer operation capability Yes No
Anti-theft vehicle alarm system w/interior monitoring sensors Yes No
Automatic/Delayed Locking No Yes
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack No Yes
Backlit instrumentation-inc: coolant/oil temp gauges, tachometer, electric 160-MPH speedometer, voltmeter Yes No
Battery Saver No Yes
Black Grille, Body Side Moldings, Cladding, Body Color Exterior Door Handles and Chrome Exhaust Pipe No Yes
Brake Assistance No Yes
Bright finish roof rails Yes No
Cargo area pwr point Yes No
Cargo Area Tiedowns No Yes
Carpet Located in Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area/Trunk No Yes
Child Safety Door Locks Located on Rear Doors No Yes
City 17/hwy 24 (2.8L engine/5-speed auto trans) Yes No
Cloth Seats No Yes
Compact Spare Tire No Yes
Cruise control Yes No
Cruise Control No Yes
Delayed Power Retention No Yes
Digital Clock No Yes
Digital odometer w/service interval indicator Yes No
Driver Airbag No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system Yes No
Driver info display center-inc: active auto check system, outside temp gauge, 5-function trip computer w/open door/liftgate pictogram display Yes No
Driver Power Seat Adjusts 6 Ways Total No Yes
Dual 12-way pwr front bucket seats w/pwr lumbar/lockable headrests Yes No
Dual 3-way catalytic converters Yes No
Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
Dual body-color heated pwr mirrors (RH convex) Yes No
Dual front fog lights Yes No
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors Yes No
Dual zone automatic climate control system w/sun sensor/activated charcoal filter Yes No
Expandable ski sack Yes No
Exterior Temperature Gauge No Yes
Fold down rear center armrest w/first-aid kit Yes No
Folding front center armrest w/angle adjustment/storage compartment Yes No
Fold-out cup holder locations-inc: dashboard, center console, rear center armrest Yes No
Four-link front suspension w/upper/lower control arm Yes No
Four luggage area tie-down eyelets w/luggage net Yes No
Front 3-point seat belts w/height adjustment & automatic tensioners Yes No
Front Active Head Restraints No Yes
Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers No Yes
Front and Rear Cupholders No Yes
Front and Rear P205/55HR16 BSW All-Season Tires No Yes
Front and Rear Power Windows With Driver One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down No Yes
Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags No Yes
Front Carpeted Floor Mats No Yes
Front Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats Driver Side Adjusts 6 Ways Total, Adjustable Seat Height, Passenger Side Adjusts 4 Ways Total, Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest No Yes
Front Power 278-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 265-mm Disc Brakes No Yes
Front Pretensioners No Yes
Front Reading Lights No Yes
Front/rear 5-MPH body-color integrated bumpers Yes No
Front/rear 5-MPH integrated bumpers Yes No
Front/rear carpet floor mats Yes No
Front/rear foot well lights Yes No
Front/rear reading lights in headliner Yes No
Front/rear stabilizer bar Yes No
Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters No Yes
Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags Yes No
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Front Vanity Mirror No Yes
Full center console w/storage bins/cup holder/rear air vents/pwr outlet Yes No
Full size spare tire w/alloy wheel Yes No
Genuine wood inlays-inc: instrument panel, center console, door panels Yes No
Homelink Universal garage door opener Yes No
Illuminated Entry Includes Ignition Key Surround No Yes
Illuminated Glovebox No Yes
Illuminated lighter/ashtray/rear cargo area/locking glove box Yes No
Immobilizer III transponder system Yes No
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Inflatable Spare Tire Kit No Yes
Integrated rear fog light Yes No
Interior Air Filter No Yes
Interior lighting w/courtesy delay, fade-out Yes No
Interior Spare Tire Mounted Under Cargo Floor No Yes
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob No Yes
Leather seating surfaces Yes No
Leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob/hand brake lever Yes No
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate No Yes
Manual Air Conditioning No Yes
Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock and Panic Alarm No Yes
Passenger Airbag No Yes
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor No Yes
Permanent all-wheel drive w/Electronic Differential Locks (EDL) Yes No
Power Door Locks Operated Via Key and Remote With Automatic Locking No Yes
Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Pre-wiring for 6-disc CD changer-inc: rear cargo area mounting bracket Yes No
Pre-wiring for cellular telephone-inc: speaker, microphone, mounting bracket Yes No
Protective body-color body-side moldings Yes No
Puddle lights/active reflectors on all doors/rear decklid Yes No
Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes w/rear load-sensitive pressure proportioning Yes No
Pwr central locking system w/windows/sunroof convenience close feature/ selective unlocking/trunk/fuel filler door locks Yes No
Pwr glass sunroof w/tilt/slide function Yes No
Pwr windows w/pinch protection/front/rear 1-touch down/1-touch up/pwr retention/driver door master control switch Yes No
Rear 3-point seat belts w/comfort adjustment at all seating positions Yes No
Rear cargo area mat/footwell mats Yes No
Rear Carpeted Floor Mats No Yes
Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelts No Yes
Rear center armrest first-aid kit Yes No
Rear child safety door locks-inc: rear decklid Yes No
Rear HVAC Ducts No Yes
Rear seat A/C & heat vents Yes No
Rear Spoiler No Yes
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear suspension-inc: coil springs, upper/lower Double control arms Yes No
Rear window defogger w/timer Yes No
Rear Window Defroster No Yes
Rear window driver controlled lock out switch Yes No
Rear Window Fixed Wiper/Washer No Yes
Rear window wiper w/washer Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release Located Inside Vehicle No Yes
Remote locking w/selective unlock, trunk release, panic alarm button Yes No
Remote rear liftgate release on driver door Yes No
Removable Hard Cargo Cover No Yes
Retractable rear luggage area partition net Yes No
Retractable rear window sunshade Yes No
Retractable/removable cargo area luggage cover Yes No
Roadside Assistance Warranty for 36-Months, 36,000-Miles No Yes
Seatback Storage Pockets No Yes
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags No Yes
Seat Type=bench No Yes
Side Guard Door Beams No Yes
Sideguard inflatable curtain airbags Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio and Cruise Control No Yes
Tachometer No Yes
Telescopic Steering Column No Yes
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tinted Glass No Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor No Yes
Tool kit Yes No
Torsen torque sensing center differential Yes No
Traction Control Controlled by Engine Management No Yes
Tri-band roof mounted antenna for radio & telephone Yes No
Trip Computer With Trip Odometer No Yes
Trunk/Interior Load Area Light No Yes
Twin Projector Beam Halogen Headlights No Yes
ULEV II Emissions No Yes
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Engine Immobilizer No Yes
Vehicle speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering Yes No
Vehicle Stability Control System No Yes
Voice Activated Controls For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices No Yes
Warning Lights Include Coolant Temperature, Door Ajar, Electrical System, Headlights-On, Key-In-Ignition, Low Fuel, Low Washer Fluid and Oil Pressure No Yes
White/red illuminated instruments w/automatic brightness control Yes No
Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth Enabled Devices with Bluetooth Streaming Audio No Yes

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