Mazda Sports Cars Ratings
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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 - i (M5) Sedan Base
Pros: Stylish exterior and great power.
Cons: The back seat could have a little more room.
Advice: Test drive other cars as well, but its hard to say no to the Mazda6I love this car!! Its got a sexy look to it, aggressive power under the hood and drives/handles like a dream. I got a 4 cylinder manual transmission along with all of the bells and whistles and I have never looked back. I have owned this car for a month and I still continue to crack a smile every time I get behind the wheel. The car is extremely responsive and hugs corners like no other car in its price range. I test drove several other cars, but they simply did not match up to what Mazda could offer. Get a Mazda6 if you really want to have fun driving!
2007 Mazda CX-7 - Grand Touring FWD
Pros: Love the leather seats and controls on the steering wheel.
Cons: Changing a CD in the 6 CD changer--a long reach...
Advice: We bought ours for 5K off the sticker...deal hard with your dealer if you can.Had this CX-7 for two weeks and it gets better every day! Performance is great with the turbo 2.3 4. Who needs a 6? Handling on our bumpy Missouri roads is precise and the ride is excellent. This is my second Mazda (the first being a Mazda3) and it won't be my last.
2007 Mazda CX-7 - Grand Touring FWD
Pros: seating and controls
Cons: some cheap interior materials around dash
Advice: buy it or lease it - great vehicleTraded a Mazda 3 for the CX 7 and it's just as much fun to drive. Great handling, plenty of power, good use of space and generally a enjoyable vehicle. I've had many Mazdas and this one is just as zoom zoom as the others, including a Miata some years ago.
2006 Mazda MAZDA6 - s Grand Touring (A6) Sedan
Pros: The look
Cons: The transmission and service
Advice: STAY AWAY!! Go for the V6 Altima if you want something comparableBought a 2007 Mazda 6 GT V6 in June 2007.. this car is an absolute piece of garbage. The transmission stinks, the car has no pick up, it jerks on gear changes, the quality and workmanship of the car inside and out is horrendous. The car has been in the shop 5 times in 2 months, I am on my 2nd rim and 3rd tire in the front. I bought the car with 2 defective rims. The service from the dealer in Toronto has been well below par, as has Mazda Canada. I want a refund. I will never buy another Mazda again. A terrible car and a terrible experience!
2007 Mazda MX-5 - Touring (M6) Convertible
Pros: The performance
Cons: No pockets in the doors
Advice: Buy itJust received this MX-5 last week. First tank full of gas averaged 31.2 mpg. Hey, that's more than the stickered rating. Performance is excellent for a 163 hp motor, and the six speed automatic, yes automatic transmission works great. I can't think of anything negative, other than it is noisier than my Mazda 6 was, but it's fun. The six cd radio has a better sound than my 6's Bose system had. That surprised me. This is a true sportscar, so getting in and out is more difficult than in my previous car, but after you are in the MX-5, it is more comfortable. Two things that I can't understand why Mazda didn't put in this car, is pockets in the doors, and a true center consul. It has other places, but the normal places that I mentioned, well they're not there. If you are looking for a nice all around sportscar, that won't break the bank, both in cost and cost of operation, this is it.
2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED6 - Sport
Pros: engine and seats
Advice: see if you are comfortable with manual (6 speed)for the $$$ - very good power. some may have issues with gears.
2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 - Sport
Pros: the insane amount of pickup
Cons: its not awd like the speed6
Advice: for the money you wont get anything like itI work at a Mazda dealership and as soon as drove the mazda speed6 i fell in love with the power. After doing some research i saw that the 3 was the next in line for the a speed makeover. The day we got our 1st one in, I test drove it and bought it the next day. I love my speed3 from the looks inside and out. handling, great acceleration, and best of all you dont see alot of them on the road. If your into style and quickness, drive a 3 before you buy anything else.