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Best overall family sedan for DRIVERS!
Cons: Only a 3 year 36,000 standard warranty. like many other makesPicked up my 2010 Touring Plus V6 on Aug 21, 2009. It was one of the first 2010 models. Have now completed 7200 miles and am very pleased with it. Minuses: Claustrophobic due to styling Cup holders need springs a la Hyundai, to stop small bottles rattling around It's a job to see the speedo when the seat and wheel is set up for me. Prefer 10 mile increments on the speedo Radio is simply awful. There's little or no mid-range, just base and treble. For this price, door mirrors should heat and fold. Michelin Energy tires' grip iis poor Head rest should have lateral adjustment or at least tilt. They’re great for me, but I can understand people's comments they are too close to your head. They should also be adaptive in these safety times, meaning they spring up and forward in the event of a crash. Not the most refined V6 engine you'll ever drive. Wind noise around door mirror Plusses; there are so many.... Tremendous road-holding, handling, braking. The brake pedal has great feel to it. Suspension does not dip when you brake hard. Torque-steer is non existent. Lovely steering with great feel too. 35 ft turning circle, so useful... Good low end torque. Manual override, although wish it had steering wheel paddle change like so many have today. Space, comfort. Quality looking interior, nice cloth on the doors and soft feeling plastic. Bluetooth, although it doesn't like my London accent even though I’ve voice trained it! Fair fuel consumption, considering it's a 3.7 272 bhp car. 21.5 around town, 25 on a run using mostly cruise. Overall quality is good, no squeaks or rattles. Blind spot warning is brilliant. Back seat splits and folds (Camry SE/Honda please copy) Runs on regular fuel Stability control standard 215 55 17” tires. Much more sensible than the previous model’s 45 18” tires. Mine gives a much better ride with potholes etc. Overall a great car. I hope its residuals improve, but I intend to keep this for around 10 years anyway. I took the extended warranty; 6 yrs or 100000 miles for $1525. This is for people who enjoy their driving. Drive this car, and you won't be disappointed.
Practical fun-2007 Mazda 6 HB
Pros: Hatchback w/fold down seat
Cons: turning radiusI get constant positive comments about what a sharp car. The spoiler (on a 4 dr sedan) just sets the Mazda off. This sleeper practical hatchback car is a work horse. With the fold down seats, I'm never concerned about stopping at Home Depot and buying my 8', yes, eight foot, piece of lumber. What ever it is, it always seem to fit. The V6 is flawless, fun, and snappy. All cars should be made this way.
Pros: Beautiful looks and tight handling, quiet ride.
Cons: My biggest complaint would be the blind spots. After awhile you know where to look but it does take an extra toss of the head just to be safe when backing or crossing lanes.
Advice: Make sure you know where the blindspots are. Otherwise, it's a great ride.I`m in my 50's and find this car goes as fast as I want it when I need it. The engine is very quiet, there are times I can't tell it's running. I just drove it in some slushy snow and never felt it was pulling me in directions I really didn't want to go. It handled wonderful! It's a hot looking car, safety rating is high and the price was very reasonable. I love my Mazda6
Pros: Leather seating
Cons: Being left at the lights
Advice: Drive one before you buyI was disappointed in the acceleration of this car. The turning circle and the brakes are excellent. No zoom zoom though.
Pros: Engine performance for the cost
Cons: trunk liner fit
Advice: If you do not care about having fun driving buy a camryTorque steer is almost non-existent. Burned rubber up to third gear when I stomped hard on the gas. Tires more than 18 inches would be better from a 0-60 standpoint. 110MPH on highway and still accelerating at a good rate. Backed off as the car only has 200 miles on it. Excellent passing for a passenger car. Have a CX-9 and I knew the same engine in the Mazda6 would be a lot of fun and I am not disappointed. Great V6 engine and handling is good but a bit stiff. Disappoined with the fit, especially liner in trunk. Bose speakers and moonroof. Plent of leg room for two teenagers in the back. I am 6' with long legs
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!
Pros: I'am impressed by the smoothness of the ride the car delievers.
Cons: It could have more power.
Advice: Just try to get your best price on the car you can.You get a lot of car and features for the price.. It's a great little car!