2006 Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Sport 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I'm winding down my life with my Mazda6 and must say overall it was a good 5 years. The car is 10 times better looking than a vanilla Camry or Accord.
The subtle hatchback look is very sporty and the trunk is huge! Great looking car. Performance wise, the 215hp V-6 is not the strongest in class, but gets the job done.
However I was not impressed with the fuel economy.
Most small to mid sized current cross overs get better mileage.
Handling is good but the 18 inch tires really bang around on bumpy rounds.
I bent all 4 rims and went down to 17's. Reliability has been great, only some small plastic pieces are starting to get loose. Interior is decent, but rear seats are a little tight.
Best feature is the utility of the hatchback with the look of a sports sedan. They should of kept this design around and added 4wd, that would have been a great combo.
more power, better gas mileage, more room for back seats.