Tired of the dull, sensible, vanilla-flavored family car? If you're willing to give up some passenger room, the Mazda 6 promises to add a dash of zing to your daily commute whether you're looking for a sedan, hatchback or wagon.
by tfrancl on Apr 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
We purchased the car 4 years ago with 40K miles and currently have 82K miles.
This has been an excellent car.
While it is a station wagon it drives and handles very well, more like a sports sedan.
The V-6 and six speed auto is a very good combination of performance and mileage.
It also has a very good Bose aduio system.
The heater, heated seats and AC all preform well.
We have not had any maintenace issues other than the standard upkeep of tires, brakes, etc.
by Rrrockhound on Sep 14, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I've always had a soft spot for Euro-style sport wagons, but Audis and Volvos were out of my price range, and forget about BMW and Mercedes. But I discovered the Mazda6 had sleek looks, strong performance, and truly sporty handling. The engine is buttery smooth and I recently got 28 MPG on the highway, not bad for 70+ MPH with the air on. The steering response is truly sports-car like and the brakes are strong, so much so that I'm considering taking this car to the track instead of my Porsche. With premium audio, multiple airbags, and auto climate control, the feel is like driving a luxury car, and I get compliments on the sporty looks.
New hatchback and wagon body styles were added to the lineup at the end of 2004 and carry over unchanged for 2005. The optional automatic transmission on all V6 models has been upgraded from a five-speed to a six-speed unit.