Great car for the money
By zoomzoom84 on
2008 Mazda 6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
The Value Edition comes very noticeable and usable features such as a power front driver seat, 6 cd changer, and 17" alloys. This immediately puts the Mazda above many of its 4 cylinder competitors. The ride is smooth, the seats are great for sitting in traffic and long road trips, and I've averaged between 28-32 MPG for mixed driving! The styling is very trendy and the black casing for the tailights and headlights make it look extra sporty! This car is perfect for both commuting to/from work and for cruising around the city. The 5 speed manual shifts smoothly out of 1st and you can really feel the power at the top of 2nd and throughout 3rd. Engine is powerful enough for a 2.3L, 4 cylinder.
The multi-function steering wheel allows you to switch between different audio modes, volume, tracks, and there's a mute button! All very cool. The sound system thumps pretty loud for some stock speakers! Also, the backseat is spacious for a couple of buddies and the trunk could probably fit 2 more!
The turning radius on this car is horrible. Making a U-turn onto a two lane road requires effort and it has sometimes required a 3 point turn if the turn is miscalculated. Also, when you steer the wheel to the extreme left or right, you really feel the car start to squeak.