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Pros: The handling and the cavernous cargo space...someone could get lost back there!
Cons: The Black cloth interior is a little cheesy
Advice: Buying an 04? Go for the ABS package with Traction Control, it's standard in all 05s now. It handles better and you'll save on insuranceFunny story! After several (3) attempts at purchasing a problem free used vehicle (01 Passat, 01 Infiniti 130, 03 Honda Accord) at Carmax...they gave me a loaner vehicle (an 04 Mazda 6i) until they could retrieve my 99 VW Passat trade from another Carmax store. At first glance, I hated the exterior but after feeling the power and handling, I really like it. 3 days later, I took the Carmax Mazda back and bought a brand new 6s sport from a Mazda dealer with the 3.0L V6 engine, Bose sound sys w/6 CD changer, moonroof, power everything! I love it and I got a really nice deal on it!
Pros: I REALLY LIKE THE NEW 6 SPD AUTO. TRANS. IN HILLY DRIVING COMBINED WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ITS PRETTY AMAZING.
Cons: COULD BE QUIETER.
Advice: GET A 2005 WITH THE 6 SPD AUTO. TRANS. ITS WORTH THE EXTRA $.JUST BACK FROM A 6800 MI TRIP THRU THE USA. ITS GREAT. ALL TYPES OF DRIVING RAIN,SNOW,MOUNTAINS DESERTS. YOU CAN USE REGULAR GAS BUT I THINK PREMIUM MAXIMIZES THE PERFORMANCE. THE HIGH SPEED HANDLING IS EXCELLENT AND I LOVE THE WAY THE BRAKES HANDLE VARYING WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Pros: V6 Power
Advice: Buy it!!!I thought I was sold on the Audi A4, but after driving the Mazda 6s I was sold and saved a lot of $$$...ZOOM ZOOM!!!
Pros: Interior comfort, looks, & enjoyment.
Cons: the original speakers that I replaced
Advice: This is a mid-life crisis sports car at a low priceIt just drives better and more enjoyably than any vehicle I've ever driven.
Pros: V6 power
Cons: nothing its all good
Advice: buy it you can't go wrong, get the V6This car is absolutly great. I test drove a camry an accord and a malibu, but this mazda has them all beat first of all it has style second it has a lot of features you would find on a more expensive car. The one I bought is very loaded with leather, bose stereo, moonroof. I am completly happy with this vehicle, also it has power (V6 220 hp). Thanks mazda you hit a homerun with this car.
Pros: Looks and design both in and out.
Cons: Lack of raw power
Advice: Test drive it and get it.Been driving one for a year now and I have no major problems whatsoever. The ride is smooth and the car feels light when you gas it compared to my heavy mustang. The kit serves no purpose except for looks so I didn't get one, cost too much. Spoiler dramatically enhances looks. Much better then Camry, price/quality wise. The back looks like an Acura TSX at night.
Pros: The red lighting
Cons: The seats were not that comfrtable
Advice: It is a great dealThe car performed well, and the price is great