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Owned it for 5 years now
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By B Davis
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2005 Mazda 6 Sedan i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car new almost 5 years ago. Just turned 70000 miles. 4 cylinder 4 speed automatic. Have had no major problems. Transmission shifts a tad hard from 1st to 2nd when cold, but dealer found nothing wrong. Just learned to baby it for the first 1/4 mile. I find I use the manual shift mostly, especially on back roads when I want to keep it in 3rd gear, and not let it go to 4th gear. Overall very pleased.


Best Features

I bought the optional side curtain and side airbags ... have not needed them yet. Base stereo is great, as are the steering wheel mounted stereo controls. Good visibility.


Worst Features

No doubt the 4 speed auto is long gone in the lineup (replaced by 5 speed). If you drive fast (> 75 MPH) then the 4 speed will result in higher RPMs than you might want.


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Fun For The Money
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By Mark Hartley
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2005 Mazda 6 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Fun to drive for a four cylinder and gets good mixed gas mileage, 28mpg, for my weekly commute. Great buy for a healthy combination of sporty, frugal and roomy, im 6' 4".


Best Features

Nice 17" rims on the base car makes it look a lot more expensive than it was. Good looking integrated audio screen.


Worst Features

Cloth seats could be of better quality.


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What a nice ride!
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By Zach
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2005 Mazda 6 Sedan i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I went to over 15 locations to find a Mazda 6 in my area. Now I know why they are so hard to find. This is one of the best mid sized sedans for the buck! I found a beautiful Sonic Blue 2005 Madza i sport 6 sedan and it was a major upgrade from my 94 Olds Cutlass Cierra to say the least. The handling of the Mazda 6 is very good and the speaker system is above average (No Bose). My mother drives an Acura TSX and she wants to trade with me. Bought at 57000 miles. Now at 63000 miles.


Best Features

Very good speaker Systems. Exterior is slick and you can't stand but to admire the car every time you look at it.


Worst Features

Maybe a little extra pep on the acceleration.


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Fun to drive sports sedan
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By miltownguy
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2005 Mazda 6 Sedan s Sport 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Solid car that is fun to drive, decent V6 overall although its just the duratec V6 from Ford, has great power from 3k and above but definitely needs more low end torque below 3k..gas mileage is subpar, when im driving it nice i can get up to 27mpg, but 24-25 is more common..awesome to drive on curvy roads, the stiff frame enables you to hug the road and you can fly through corners..5 speed is also very slick and a lot of fun to drive..bought this car w/ 18k and haven't had to replace anything yet through 67k besides regular maintenance (F & R pads once, F & R rotors resurfaced once & then replaced, tires once)..heated seats and leather are also nice


Best Features

heated leather seats, accelerating above 3k, manual transmission, ability to hug the road through curves, exterior styling, its always fun to look at it


Worst Features

low end torque & gas mileage need to be improved (or at least 1 or the other), brakes tend to be noisy for a few minutes after first driving but then goes away


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Good car for the money
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By ddcast1
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2005 Mazda 6 Sedan i 4dr Sports Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car for work. I drive a lot and needed something good on gas and not to expensive. So far I am happy with it. I have put 10000 miles on it and only have one complaint. The transmission doesn't shift properly all the time. Doesn't happen enough for concern and the dealer said they couldn't find a problem. The ride is nice and it looks great.


Best Features

MPG, styling, controls on the steering wheel, and driver comfort.


Worst Features

Transmission isn't the best, a bit more power even for a 4 cylinder.


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