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2004 Mazda 6 Sedan

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Giving It A Whirl!
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By We'll See...
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2004 Mazda 6 Sedan s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I just bought my Mazda 6 this weekend. I'll give an update in a few months : ) So far, I'm loving it!


Favorite Features

Exterior color (green), black leather seats, sunroof, seat warmers, overall style.


Suggested Improvements

Smoother engine sound. It's a little noisy on road. But, crank up the Bose and you'd never know : )


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


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I don't know why people complaining about MPG, mine gets 25 in average - superb for 3.0L. It was 3 years last months and I'm reaching 81K mark soon. Nothing was broken and had to be replaced, no smell from oil change, etc.


Favorite Features

Style, both interior and exterior, performance, handling.


Suggested Improvements

Remove governor @125 MPH


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


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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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Mazda, not as advertised
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2004 Mazda 6 Sedan s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I am original owner with 56K miles on it and mostly commuting/hwy miles. Loaded up 6cyl. Great car when I first got it. Handled great, but after that have had problems the entire ownership experience. Have had to try multiple dealerships as their knowledge, service and work quality is terrible. Mazda Customer service not helpful. Build quality and design is not good. 15 visits a year to a dealership not unusual for bad brake system, clutch, trany, engine, interior reattles, power steering, A/C, suspension, exhaust/CAT converters, etc. Mazda doesn't appear to be quality / customer focused. Engine (Ford Duratec) needed replacement at 46K with oil changes every 3K. Same engine as Ford Fusion


Favorite Features

Offered a 5 speed manual with 6 cylinder engine. Too bad clutch is bad quality. Bose system was awesome when new. Handling the first few thousand miles before it got soft and weak. Fold down rear seats. Head room. Room enough for four 6 foot 200lb guys and four sets of golf clubs.


Suggested Improvements

Listen to your customer when they have problems and fix car right the first time. Taking car in for same problem mutiple times isn't fun. Provide the quality, performance, customer service as advertised. Reliability and better mechanics. Limited slip, more HP, design & components that last


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


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My 6 is now 3 yrs old, and has over 65k miles on her. She still drives great, handles superbly, and has yet to have any "major" work (knock on wood) done on it. The only real draw back is the crappy fuel economy.


Favorite Features

Amenities! Basically this very reasonably priced car, has every bell and whistle you see in the much more expensive cars. I love that (i.e., heated seats, heated mirrors, pwr drivers seat, sport shifter, radio and cruise controls on the wheel, etc.)!


Suggested Improvements

Perhaps a 6-speed automatic trans, would help w/ the fuel economy issue. If this car was capable of getting 30+ MPG, it would be a top notch car all the way.


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