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