2005 Mazda Mazda6 Consumer Review: Not quite Zoom Zoom...
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

204 Total Reviews

All Models

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
Not quite Zoom Zoom...
By datdude on

Vehicle

2005 Mazda Mazda6 s Sport 4dr Sports Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Owned my 2005 Mazda6s Sport with 6 speed automatic for about a year. My reason for not giving higher marks in performance and "fun to drive" is due to the poor throttle response - delay when the accelerator is aggressively pushed. This is one of Mazda's early attempts at an electronic throttle (i.e. driver doesn't have a mechanic connection with the throttle; the computer senses the throttle input of the driver's foot and then opens the throttle accordingly). I did take it to the dealership and received the computer software fix which improved the response somewhat; however, the existence of this fix is Mazda's acknowledgment of the problem.

Favorite Features

Exterior styling cool and sporty looking (still); not as big outside as competitors which is good for parking and maneuvering in traffic. Handling great balance between comfort and handling. Brakes are firm and easy to modulate; doesn't grab but can provide short stops. Build quality improved.

Suggested Improvements

Improve the response of the electronic throttle under aggressive driving. A/C doesn't blow cold enough in sunny, hot Southern California; automatic A/C control could be improved. More power but that's coming with the new 2008 Mazda6's larger 3.5L engine. Better fuel economy but it is a V6.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411