By Kimm on
2007 Mazda 6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
I've had my Mazda 6i SVE about 15 months and I love it, mostly. I've gotten as high as 31.25 mpg on the highway, 23 city. The car is not exceptionally quick but is roomy, comfortable, reliable, and handles phenomenally. It's quiet at freeway speed with good visibility and a lot of nice standard features like ABS, EBD, and traction control. Mine's a redfire metallic and it's an attractive car with the black interior. The only complaint I have at all with the car is the interior quality. The seats are nice and soft but the fabric roughs up and shows wear very quickly. Go for the touring model with the leather seats and door panels if you can. Doors sometimes don't shut well without a retry.
The car's stick-to-the-pavement like glue handling, outperforms other sedans like Accord or Camry. The steering wheel mounted audio controls. The price. Decent mileage. Love the leather-wrapped wheel. The 6 CD changer and power driver's seat are nice, too. Love the traction control in winter.
Better cloth durability in seats. Paint seems to chip a little too easily. Better bass response in speakers would also be nice.