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Pros: Performance, comfort, overall feel.
Cons: Cabin is slightly noisy.Mazdaspeed did a fantastic job with the 6. It is a comfortable commuter that is easy to manage in traffic, but is also a huge amount of fun whenever you need some zoom zoom. The driving position is great, the handling is outstanding and it always feels solid, even when pushed hard. The clutch and 6-speed manual are superb and the car has had zero problems in almost 50K miles. It is simply the best car I've ever driven when going from 50-80 (ie. passing). The main drawbacks to this car is the somewhat noisy cabin when on the highway and the gas mileage, which has seldom exceeded 23 or 24 mpg. Still awesome given the performance.
Pros: The power
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Buy it, you won't find anything like it for the price.I am 32 years old and have a wife and newborn at home. The car is alot of fun when I am by myself. It handles great and has power to spare. It's quiet in the cabin with a great stereo. There is also plenty of room for a car seat. The best of both worlds as far as I am concerned.
Pros: Road handling is very good and the expensive tires that come with it may have something to do with that.
Cons: No auto transmission is available.
Advice: I do miss not having the rear seats fold down to give more trunk space. Also I miss an auto transmision.It drives very nice, like a sports car, sort of. Cornering is is very good with it's 4 wheel drive. Although fast it is smoth and comfortable.
Pros: TURBO...Speed and Looks. Who could ask for anything more.
Cons: If had to pick...Premium Fuel
Advice: Bring CD's and get the IPOD connectorNeedless to say....POWER. Never before have I driven a 4 cyl. with the same power of my Cadillac Northstar. How does the saying go. Get in Sit down and HOLD on. LEAD FOOTS will love this car. Also the Cruise Control is there for a reason. Helps with the local speed patrolers. Went with the cloth interior and happy with that choice. Sun roof would be nice. Black Cherry color very nice.
Advice: Respect the horsepowerI realize my decision is bias but I have to say something. The Mazda speed 6 engine is unreal. I have test driven many small vehicles but the speed 6 is off the chart for maneuverability, agility, quality and the SPEED WHHOAA. When you drive this vehicle have your driver’s license and proof of insurance on your lap.
Pros: The pull in all gears
Cons: Hard to clean Rims
Advice: Test Drive and buyI am 22 years old i baught a 05 mazda 6s in october 05 and was very impressed with the speed and handling on the 27th of December i Test drove the speed6 and that was the end of the 05. I love the speed6 the foor doors helps me with insurnce and it drives like a two door sports car.Iam 6 feet tall and when im driving theres still lots of room for my passengers in the rear.I Test drove the audi S4 with the v8 4.2L and could not beleve how slow the car was and the lack of room the speed6 would run ring around it and with almost 20k price differnce.
Pros: THE POWER!!!!
Cons: The fact that you can only put 18' wheels on it
Advice: Try and bargain the dealer to throw in some winter tires (very $$$)I bought a 3,500 mi old Mazdaspeed6 last week. I am very pleased with this vehicle. The power is incredible, the looks are out of this world, the handling is phenomenal! The problem is that the stock tires (Bridgestone Potenza RE050 215/45R18) are already bald on the outside (most likely a camber problem). The sound system is excellent and will beat any top of the line stock system. There is one problem.... the brake calipers are so big that I can't fit anything else but an 18 inch wheel on it.... VERY impractical AND expensive for winter tires. I am, however, satisfied with this vehicle.