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$$ well spent
By Ryan Delman on
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2005 Mazda Mazda6 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
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This car is a blast to drive and well engineered, inside and out. My complaints are relatively few and are generally cosmetic or insignificant to the avg driver. First, the car's turning radius is pretty wide which can be a pain if you need to do a quick K- turn because there winds up being nothing quick about it. Also, the red dash lights seem a bit toy-ish, almost something very "early'80s/Atari-esque" about them. However, on the positive side, much ado has been made of nothing where this car's lack of low end torque is concerned because although the 192 lb/ft don't kick in until mid-may up the RPM scale, the torque band does flatten out right where the car's max hp of 220 kicks in.
Favorite Features
-Good power at a relatively low price, though the 6S should be offered with a turbo or supercharged option for more horses. -Great look from a manufacturer that's been notorious for their bland, frumpy appearance (inside and out). -Bose sound system is worth the extra coin-it's top quality.
Suggested Improvements
-Wider wheel base or larger stock tires/wheels (maybe 245mm tires/18" wheels)for better stability through tight corners -More polished, less "kiddy" looking dash and interior light system -Turbo or supercharged model option -More paint color options
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