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Pros: The appearance and the handling
Cons: The type of oil filter that's used - messy if you change it on your own
Advice: Great car for the money - you'll love the performanceI purchased the 6i 5-door hatchback loaded with everything except for leather seats. The 4 cyl engine has very good acceleration and the handling is Excellent - with the traction control and suspension. Take a test drive on a winding road and you'll see what I mean. I have had the car for the past 6 months with no problems, just pure fun to drive. The only drawback that I find is that, if you do your own oil changes, it gets pretty messy as it uses a cartridge filter instead of canister type. For the money this is an excellent car to buy!!!!!
Pros: The cars handling.
Cons: A bit too much of Ford's influence on the interior.
Advice: Get the V-6 with the manual transmission.If you want a 4 door that handles and stops good, this is a good choice. Especially with the manual tranny. It is a bit down on power and more important, torque, but I am willing to put up with that because of it’s handling. I got pretty much everything I wanted with this car that I couldn’t get with the Nissan’s and Honda’s at the time.
Pros: The Drive
Cons: Cheap interior materials
Advice: Opt for the V6I have had the car for 1 year and a half and I still enjoy driving it as much as the first day i got it! Handles great and comfortable suspension for long hauls. I like the fact that it does not look like the average boring family sedan (ex. Accord. The V6 has a sexy growl when pushed. The seats are extremely supportive and at 6 foot 3 it is very easy to find a great driving position. Not all is perfect though, the v6 has disappointing fuel mileage and interior materials easily scratch which is really annoying. Other than these two negatives this car is great!! For any one who wants to have fun while they are driving alone or with the family I strongly recomend test driving this car.
Pros: red illuminescent interior
Cons: ingress egress of the drivers seat
Advice: I'm 42 years old and have owned alot of cars and I fully recommend the 6sI've owned my Mazda6s for 3 months now and couldn't be happier. The six cylinder engine is smooth and refined with plenty of punch especially in the 30-40 mph range. If you haven't kicked it in the pants at that range you don't know what your missing, and that's with the 5-speed auto! That gas mileage has been schuffling between 20-24 around town, which in Houston traffic is awesome. The suspension and handling are top notch for this price range and HAVAC and stereo are suburb. I think I made a great choice with this car!
Pros: The fit and finish compete with cars costing much more.
Cons: When my wife is driving it and not me.
Advice: The Mazda6 is a wonderful car. You will not be disappointed in purchasing one.I opted for the 6 cylinder model for it’s for quick acceleration and I love the sports car feel of the 5 speed manual in mine. I purchased this car new 18 months ago and it has never needed service beyond oil changes. It is the best car I have ever owned. Mazda has done a great job with styling, performance and reliability.
Pros: Handling and Transmission
Cons: No standard tape player for my Ipod ($150)
Advice: Test it on a challenging road, you'll love it!Owning a 2004 Mazda 6 s Sport Sedan for the past 4 months, I have found that it is an excellent car. I am 18, and this is my first car. I was use to driving my parents Lexus, and this car is MUCH BETTER! Not only is is MORE comfortable on long trips, but handles better! The seats are meant for people like me, 5'11'' and I dont have a problem with space. The standard audio system is great! The car's ABS and break-force distribution are wonderful, along with the traction control, I had no problem driving in 3'' snow. I estimated my MPG to be around 25, and I use combination of automatic and manual transmission shifting, depending on my mood. This is by far, the best car for the money.
Pros: leather seats are some of the most comfortable I've sat it.
Cons: the leak
Advice: buy it,you will love driving it. This is one enjoyable car. you will never know its a wagon!Love the car. Overall I am very pleased with it. I only rate the quality a 4 because the first week, we had a heavy rain storm and the car leaked. Apparently there was a spotweld which didn't happen in the drivers side wheel well and this caused a leak. The dealer fixed the problem and installed new carpeting just in case. I did not want a moldy smelling new car, and the dealer took good care of me. I got the leather package, the bose, ect Everything except the sport package. I think it looks better w/o the sport package.