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2006 Mazda 6 - Consumer Reviews

2006 Mazda 6

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Best bang for the buck
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By Zak
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2006 Mazda 6 s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've been a car man for decades. I love european and asian cars. However, There are some american cars that get my attention. I don't know how much Ford was involved with this car, but I'll say this. Look out Honda, Toyota, and Nissan. This car is quiet, smooth, feels solid, and well made. Did I mention a blast to drive? I've always loved hondas and respected Toyotas. But these products by mazda is getting my attention. I have had some minor warrenty work after 20,000 miles. A damaged or defective exhaust shield. A bad sensor and a bad battery. Really little stuff. Things that can go wrong on the most high end vehicles. Not concerned. Plus, I'm very abusive to cars, I drive hard!


Best Features

For the price a really nice interior. Great styling. Very roomy front and rear. No wasted space. Phenomenal handling. Very good build quality. Quiet and feels well refined. Firm suspension, but not abusive.


Worst Features

I would like to see more umph from the engine. It's smooth and pulls well. But lacks the punch of the V-6 accord and Altima. Also I think with more power this would be a great rear drive car.


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Great mid size car
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By cchristina79
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2006 Mazda 6 i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I have a 2006 Mazda6 i and have owned it for a little over two years now. I am very happy with this car's performance and looks. I have received many compliments at work on the exterior paint and design. Definitely an eye catcher. One thing I do not like in regards to the Mazda6 is the cloth interior. It is very cheap and wears a lot (especially for a model that is not low end for Mazda). The Mazda 3 even has better interior than the 6. I have already had the cloth seats redone under warranty and they have worn out again.


Best Features

Sparkly paint, sport grille.


Worst Features

Different material for interior cloth like neoprene.


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This car fits me like a glove
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By evoxpisces
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2006 Mazda 6 i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car used about a month ago, and I don't think I could've been happier with my purchase. It's a car you don't see on the road often, which is unfortunate because they are great cars. As soon as I sat in the driver's seat I knew this was my car. The handling is so smooth, the seats are incredibly comfortable, and there's a good amount of room inside. The other day I was traveling at 70 mph...didn't even realize it. That's how smooth it is. Didn't feel a single bump in the road. The exterior is beautiful, as is the interior. If I had to complain about anything, the gas mileage is just so-so. However, I wouldn't take any other car on the road over this one.


Best Features

Smooth handling, exterior, interior, BOSE stereo, great pick-up for a 4-cyl...EVERYTHING!


Worst Features

The lumbar support was broken when I bought it but it was covered under the manufacturer's warranty, not a big deal. Also, for gas mileage I get about 16 mpg, though it's 90% city driving.


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Facing Same Problems As Many Others.
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By Faultless
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2006 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought my Mazda6s Grand touring in Dec. of 07 used but still under factory 36k bumper to bumper with 33k miles on it. I've now had the car for 5 weeks and it's already back at the dealer with a blown engine. "Low oil conditions." Check your oil check it often these cars use it burn it I don't know they make oil disappear. The dealer tried to tell me the last person to do my oil change was to blame and I quickly responded with "well that would be you."


Best Features

Bose stereo, leather, heated seats, six speed "tiptronic transmission", great handling just a blast to drive.


Worst Features

It does lack a bit on the performance side but what can you expect from a 4500lbs car with a v6 and apparently the car eats engines for breakfast.


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A Great Sedan That You Should Consider
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By DVX135
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2006 Mazda 6 i Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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If you want a car that is fun to drive, comfortable, sporty and utilitarian all in one, get a Mazda 6 5-door. The back seat folds completely flat, so I can haul bikes, guitar/amp, home improvement supplies, and 5 4-5 people comfortably. I have the 2.3l 4cyl engine with the 5 speed manual trans, and I don't know why anyone would want/need the V6. This car can move and has been a pleasure to own. The bottom line is that I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Do yourself a favor, and at least test drive one.


Best Features

Snappy handling, great "feel" of shift and steering, the Bose premium sound system, interior quality, 5-door design for making it a multi-purpose vehicle.


Worst Features

The drivetrain could be a bit quieter, although you won't notice with the stereo on. Better ventilation: the air coming through the vents is warmer than the outside air. Offer sport suspension w/o having to get the MazdaSpeed version.


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