By J. P. O'Sullivan on
2004 Mazda 6 s 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
The Mazda 6s 5-speed is a blast to
drive. Although FWD, it is amazing how
the precise handling and braking
emulate the feeling one gets from a
vastly more expensive BMW. All this
and it still is a comfortable family
sedan and commuter. Even loaded up,
this vehicle is remarkably affordable.
Terrific job, Mazda!
Handling, braking, shifter. Supportive
seats. Usable space in the 5-door.
More torque from the V6. Replace
luminescent gauges with black on white.
Information panel on top of dash needs
more shade for viewing on bright days.