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 jcurve on Jan 25, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
The 2.3L 4-cylinder engine found in the Mazda6 is completely adequate for most people, but when combined with the body of the Mazda6, causes some noticeable deficiencies.
1) The body weighs too much overall.
This leads to mediocre acceleration.
I will say, however, the speed and power available on long uphill grades is above average.
2) The body is low-profile.
This means you can't put standard chains on the front tires.
Only cables or low-profile chains (which are extremely expensive).
3) If you drive much past 90 mph, the downforce winds and centrifugal force on the tires cause the tires to rub against the wheel wells.
The engine is capable of more than the body can take
by bullrunlover on Oct 28, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
As this being my first vehicle, it was a good choice, especially with TCS (Traction Control System), I've had it for almost a whole year and mine has 68,500 miles. The only problem I've had with it was the A/C, which doesn't blow very well, and a terrible creaking noise coming from the engine area when I rev it or turn on the A/C.
The brakes are amazing, they have to go through pretty bad situations in my area due to bad drivers. The build quality of the interior is pretty bad, the fuse door and some of the unnecessary bits and pieces have came off and I've had to put them back on while driving, which can be dangerous. But overall, this car has been one that I'd keep until it's inherited.
by jenjen123 on Feb 1, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I always loved my car but terrible terrible in the snow. Dont feel safe at all with even an inch on the ground. Slides all over n gets stuck constantly with barley nothing on the ground. Last winter spun out of control
going barley 20mph almost totaling my car n this winter its been one aggravation after another.
Any time i see even the slightest bit of snow fall i hope i have no where to go because i never felt so unsafe in any car. Think its time to trade in for a truck :(
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.