By Nate W. on
2004 Mazda 6 s 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
This car is great. There were some problem when we first got it, it had to go back to the dealer 3 times due to computer problems. It was all under warranty and rental fees were covered by the dealer. It's a great car, very sporty. Get the V6 if you can, the added power is worth it. The interior build quality is great, there aren't a lot of hard plastics, it feels more expensive than it is with the leather wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob. Manumatic is a fun manual override without a clutch for the auto enthusiast; it significantly give the car more of a boost off the line, and when driving.
Manumatic, great interior, great exterior, sporty, good performance, nice size trunk. And to the guy saying it needs iPod integration, this is an '04 model, iPod integration is a "new" thing, not all company's were doing that in 2004, so it was common not to have it.
Don't go for the cloth seats, they attract hair; leather would be preferable. Interior space is limited, especially the back seats, and rear cup holders are incapable of actually holding 2 drinks at once.