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2005 Mazda 6 - Consumer Reviews

2005 Mazda 6

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EXCELLENT!
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By Margie Carroll
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2005 Mazda 6 s Sport 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my car! With all leather interior, Bose stereo, and choice of fully auto or manual shifting "on the fly" this car rocks! It is just as nice as a mid priced Beamer and WAY nicer than any Honda. Everyone that gets into my car is surprised by the quality and the "cool factor" it has. Plus with side curtain and back side curtain airbags standard on this car it can't be beat.


Best Features

The color. I have Lapis Blue. I like the fact that my car is unique looking, there are not too many cars out there that look like my car.


Worst Features

Louder stereo. Power seats on passenger front seat as well. Driver has this feature, but passenger does not. Also memory settings for seat adjustments.


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Very nice to Drive
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By Love it !!!
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2005 Mazda 6 s Sport 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased this vehicle and really LOVE IT! It really handles nice and for the money spent it was a steal.


Best Features

Color and style.


Worst Features

Should make mud flaps for wagon other than that, no defects.


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Wise choice
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By Greg
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2005 Mazda 6 s Sport 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Handling and performance of the vehicle matches the body style as the car is very fast and handles very tight and responsive. I truly enjoy the ability to switch from automatic to manual in those times when an extra burst of acceleration is needed or just for fun. The all leather interior with heated seats is also much nicer than I first anticipated.


Best Features

The automatic to manual transmission.


Worst Features

The electronic transmission timing seems to not allow the vehicle to generate high torque out of first and second gear.


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By Mike
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2005 Mazda 6 s Sport 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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After a year of ownership, I traded it in for an '06 MX-5. I wanted to love this car, but only liked it. Interior rattles started after a few thousand miles. I've tried to like FWD cars, but still hate them, even after this car. The engine is powerful, but you don't feel it until you reach higher revs. Comfort and space are fine. Interior's a bit cheap - too much plastic, hard leather. Great interior storage areas. Long-throw shifter doesn't inspire. Poor pedal placement, which makes heel and toe driving very difficult. It got me around for a year. But I sensed too much Ford influence in the (lack of) build quality. With that said, cost/performance is a relative bargain.


Best Features

Great bang for the buck - 220HP V6. Exterior appearance. Reliability (only 12,000 miles driven, but no problems in that time). Unique appearance among a sea of Accords and Camrys.


Worst Features

Build quality - interior rattles abound after a few thousand miles. Horrible turning radius. Long-throw shifter. FWD torque and understeer. Vague throttle response. Body panel gaps seem a bit large. Bose stereo lacks fidelity (what a surprise). Poor paint quality. Poor fuel economy.


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Best wagon on the market
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By zop
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2005 Mazda 6 s 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This car handles like a luxury sedan. Slice through corners and accelerates like a champ. I bought this car for my wife, but it is so much fun to drive that we battle for the keys. Great family car for those who don't like minivans and like to ride in style.


Best Features

Design, performance, handling. Comes standard with some of the most advanced safety features. Lots of cargo space. Solid build. Smooth ride.


Worst Features

Gas mileage (not bad though for a v6/220hp vehicle).


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