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2004 Mazda Mazda6

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Hot hatch levels of performance in sedan
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By Will Levine
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2004 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This car is amazing. Sure, some of the car's interior feels cheap, and the comfort levels could be better, but remember this car was cheaper than all its rivals, yet drove even better. Performance is fantastic from the 220 bhp 3.0 V6 engine, sometimes you don't realize exactly how fast you're going. A complaint would be that the manual mode is jerky and dim-witted, and doesn't auto blip on the down shifts. Both down shifts and up shifts aren't instantaneous. Fuel economy is atrocious. Granted, I drive in a "spirited" manner, but i only average 17.4 mpg. I recommend the 4 cylinder model, that car weighs less, gets better mpg, and probably handles better. In short, it's great, buy it.


Favorite Features

Engine noise, bolstered seats, climate control, 3.0 V6, practicality and large trunk


Suggested Improvements

Less-cheap interior, more intelligent tiptronic automatic, and better fuel economy.


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Worst Car I have ever owned
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By Jops
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2004 Mazda Mazda6 i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Riddled with problems. Built-in fogging problems, rattle ,visor,alignment, etc. Buy this if you want headache. Expect to visit the dealor a lot for warranty repairs.


Favorite Features

not happy at all


Suggested Improvements

Mazda should have better quality control and better customer service


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Junk
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By Reese T.
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2004 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

3 Recalls in 6 months. Automatic transmission hesitates to much.Snapping noise that comes from the driver side front door once in a while when I start to apply the brakes. Needs Alignment. Lousy and uncomfortable seats. What a mistake!!!!


Favorite Features

Handling is great.


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the seats and make the car trouble free before they sell it to unsuspecting idiots like me


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mine
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By squanto
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Vehicle

2004 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Great car fun to drive, dependable looks great.


Suggested Improvements

More colors. Tends to get a good bit of catalytic converter smell inside the passenger compartment w/ high revving


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Disappointed
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2004 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Original Owner. Well Maintained commuter car. 50K miles. 6 Cyl. 5sp manual. Loaded. Squeaks and rattles everywhere. Lots of problems: Trany, Engine replacement, Brakes, exhaust, electrical, engine performance, suspension, steering, seat breaking, to name a few. Approx 20 times / year to dealers a year on average. Bad Dealer experiences(not very knowledgeable, poor service, poor quality work) and Mazda Customer Service did not seem to care. So much for Mazda advertising quality and taking care of the customer. Not in my experience. Did not like them doing computer updates without my permission. Hurt car's performance and they refused to reverse the updates.


Favorite Features

When New - Performance and handling, 5speed manual, Bose stereo, heated leather seats, roomy enough for 4 footers, exterior design. Performance and handling dropped off pretty quick although.


Suggested Improvements

Better all around quality and service. More power, parts that last. Start listening to and taking care of the customer. Fix things right the first time. Don't do computer updates when customer comes in for an oil change or other non-related things. Don't use Ford components and make it in Japan.


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