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Cons: Gear selection
Advice: Buy a 3. If you can live with a little less room you will find the 3 to be a much better car.Handles very well. Steering is very precise. Love the looks of the car. I do not like the gear selections on the automatic. I have had many little problems with the car. Nothing major. Just a lot of little stuff that causes me to have a lot of time in the dealership.
Pros: Air conditionning. It cools down the car really fast.
Cons: Masda sells it as a car the same size as the Camry or Altima. It is a lie.
Advice: If you want a fun driving experianceThis car is fun to drive because it handles well in the corners and zips around town with ease. It is an in between size and perfect for those who find the civic too small and the Altima a bit too large.
Pros: Most definately the handling
Cons: Seats are kinda hard
Advice: I would buy one but get it with the leather seatsThe performance is all about zoom, zoom, zoom. First year Mazda6 sport is everything they said it should be. I have never had a car that is this much fun to drive. The comfort is lacking in the seats though, could have improved in that area. The turn around radus is a little on the short side as well, but the handling and the power makes up for all that is bad. The styling of the outside of the car, is an eye turner. I get alot of comments of how much people love my car. I bought it brand new in 2003 and wouldn't trade it for no other.
Pros: How it drives
Cons: low to the ground
Advice: noneMuch nicer ride and more fun than any van. We are considering buying for the van style doors for easy carseat removal and kid access. We also love the comfort of the seats and the high quality of the drive for the price. Only concerns... low clearance and little cargo space in the back with 6 seats up.
Pros: V6 performance with rock solid handling.
Cons: Gas milage (24 mpg avg.)
Advice: Make sure you are satisfied with gas milage and ride comfort2005 Mazda6s sedan. I did not want a me too Toyota Camry (Yawn) or Honda Accord (no manual trans with 6 cylinder engine in 2005). Looked at Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy GT, Nissan Altimata 3.5 and Chrysler 300C. Chrysler was too big and certainly not the same class as the other vehicles. But I will certainly look at later. Nissan Altima 3.5 wicked fast but little else. Subary Legacy GT was only available with automatic but again very fast, handled good and looked good...but $2-3K more expensive than similar Mazda6. I finall went with the best looking and handling 4 door sedan in this price range. Leather interior wand sport package were the only option I wanted.
Pros: Sport-tuned suspension
Cons: slightly smaller back seat than Accord or Camry
Advice: Now go out and get one!A wonderful car with great suspension, handling and design. This is no sedate family sedan, like your run-of-the-mill Camry or Accord. This car was made for driving while still being roomy and comfortable. I owned a 2000 Maxima before this, but traded it in last week for the Mazda6. You can not compare hamdling as the 6 seems to speak to you on the road. The Mazda6 instills confidence on the road. I highly recommend the Mazda6.
Pros: Willing engine (V6) and comfortable seats.
Cons: Paint quality.
Advice: Take a few test drives - vary the type of roads and have a blast!I fell in love with my '6 GT Sportwagon the first time I drove it. I find the power is seamless and has just the right edge to the exhaust when you boot it! The seats are the best I've sat in and there's just enough head room (I'm 6'2'). My bus is fully loaded and I like the extra security from the side airbags and recommend this option. Handling is great, with prodigious grip from the standard tires. Keep an eye on the speedo...! However, within a few weeks of purchase I had rust/ discoloration at a number of spot welds in the rear hatch areas and it developed a camshaft knock when warm (Mazda have a service bulletin regarding this). Another irritation is a slipstream 'wind-thump' that is most intrusive at speed with the rear windows down, its almost painful for rear seat passengers. Would I change it?..... No chance!. It's the most fun on four wheels this hard core biker could have!