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Sexy Car, Great Handling -- Needs Another 50 HP
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By WK
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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Meteor Gray Mica, Touring, 6-spd manual. Scored the last 2016 manual available in Touring trim in the state of Colorado. Engine and transmission are buttery smooth. This is a car for people who enjoy driving as an activity rather than merely a task. Steering weight increases with speed and the feel is great. Car stays flat, planted through twists. Thanks to Mazda for offering the manual with this car; it's a great one that will probably (and unfortunately) be my last. Pros: Looks $10k more expensive than it is inside and out, elegant exterior curves, gorgeous rims; interior design: intuitive controls, comfortable bolstered seats; steering and suspension tuning; minimally intrusive blind spot and cross-traffic monitoring. Cons: It's a straight-line dog. If this car had another 50 HP, it would be untouchable in the class; elevated road and engine noise; 19" rims result in silly turning radius; no heated seats in Touring trim with manual, which is stupid; no sunroof in Touring trim with manual, which is stupid; Bose stereo stinks, but even if you want it, you can't get it in Touring trim with manual, which is stupid; it is possible to lock proximity key(s) in the car, which is inexcusable; exterior trunk release doesn't work with proximity key in car -- you have to have it in your pocket; (coming from a German car) certain cheap materials, like the sun visors, are depressingly flimsy; gas-piston rods for hood and trunk would have been nice, but there's a reason the car lists for around $25k; AWD available in other countries, but not U.S.; no trajectory on back-up camera


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4 Dr sports sedan wit h a manual trans
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By Ib1netmon
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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They are getting scarce. Very happy with the 6 so far.


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Mazda Didn't Finish the Job - Road Noise
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By Rob FL
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Great car! Its an amazing car, looks and performs great. I just spent $1600 sound deadening the NEW car with dynamat extreme because the road noise was so LOUD! Wonder why Mazda didn't finish the job and make it a great car off the showroom floor? They say they are competing with Audi and Jaguar but with me having to sound proof the car is proof they are not there yet.


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Only 2 things keep this car from being epic.
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By Amchev
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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1. The 6 desperately needs another engine option. - Performance is merely adequate. It pulls well from 3000 rpm to redline but below 3000 it just doesn't move well at all. Unfortunately the automatic transmission does it's best to keep it below that rpm when in standard mode. 2. Infotainment system needs Carplay/Android. - The built in navigation works ok but entering addresses is tedious. Integration with smart phones is expected in this era. Aside from those two things I can't say a thing bad about this car. I had a Mazdaspeed 3 for 9 years before this one (maybe why I'm so sensitive to the engine performance). I was looking for an auto transmission in my next car. The 6 transmission was the easiest for me to live with. Sport mode makes a big difference. Shifting is smooth and predictable and it seems to be in the right gear for the situation much better than any of the others I tried. The interior feels much more upscale than most of it's competitors. Mazda has managed to refrain from over use of exaggerated angles and weird lines. The layout and function of all of the controls is logical and works well. Road noise and ride comfort are much improved from my old car. Other cars in this segment might have a softer and quieter ride but they are boring and make an already tedious commute even less enjoyable. I am averaging 35mpg and have seen 40 (reported on the computer) when driving mostly highway. I would buy this car again... but I'd get the manual so I can keep it in the sweet rpm spot.


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Love the Ride!
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By Jeff
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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After owning small trucks for the past 25 years, this is the first sedan I've purchased in a long time, so I was a little nervous about making the change. I've had the Mazda 6 GT for about 3 months now and all fears are put aside. What an enjoyable vehicle to drive! Great acceleration with a sporty feel. I love driving in sport mode and it doesn't seem to have a noticeable affect on the mpg. Mostly city driving so far, and have averaged about 29 mpg which is pretty good. Absolutely love the interior and the information center is easy to use. My only complaint is that the rear view mirror with homelink is a bit bulky and limits visibility, but it's not a major concern. Very stylish exterior.....giving me the odd experience of randomly having four (so far) strangers come up to me to complement the color and styling (I chose the Titanium Flash Mica color which I still haven't figured out what that means -- but for simple minds like mine, it's a cool-looking "brownish" color, and the light interior really complements the darker exterior quite nicely). I test drove several sedans, and the Mazda 6 really stood and felt more like a luxury car without the luxury price.


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