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Eye catching, Wallet snatching!!
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By cc45
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2009 Mazda Mazda6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this car still under warranty with roughly 35000 Miles on it in 2011, Car was great drove amazing handled great, I am used to SUVs So it was an adjustment with the wanky 4Cyl init, And very light weight which not a fan of, After having it and discovering the cons there are alot of them, With the HID headlights i had one go out. I thought the bulb was dead took it to mazda and well it needs all new wiring 1000 to fix and then the AC tube leaked. Alot of inside noise when driving at high speeds. Brakes suck, picking up speed and down shifting sucks, The radio is worthless!! the frames in the back the plastic around rear windshield is falling off will not stay attached. JUNK!!


Favorite Features

The interior is very cool i have black dash with carbon trim and tan seat with zebra looking print on inner part of seat. With black carpet. Very nice, Guages are very bright, push to start and the fact you can walk up and just grab the handle with key in pocket is very cool as well.


Suggested Improvements

Headlights, Extend warranty, Better AC, Push start button by steering wheel not by gear shift, Use metal on or behind bumpers, make the car not so weak feeling. Over all by a charger they are amazing!!! But then again you get what you pay for! spend a few thous more and get an a ride of your life best decision i made!!


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Built really well....
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By realitycheck1
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2009 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


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Interior quality of this car is a step above the competition. Smooth engine, decent acceleration and decent fuel economy. I average 28MPG between highway and city usage. Very reliable. Very roomy and above average handling. Very safe. I was broadsided in it and it held up very well. I find Mazda's in general are certainly a cut or two above its competition. The stock speakers were a little weak, and I find the stock Xenon headlamps are not as powerful as they should be and are very expensive to replace. But this is a very satisfying car.


Favorite Features

Good fuel economy, great build quality both mechanical and cosmetically inside and out. Comfortable and sporty...ish. Very safe and solidly built.


Suggested Improvements

Spending as little as 300 dollars to replace the stock speakers did wonders for the sound system. Im investigating what brand of Xenon bulb to buy to make those Xenon headlamps as bright as they should be.


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Bought the car new.
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By 09mazda6gts
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2009 Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I love the car and have no regrets buying it. There have been a few issues with the car. The battery went bad at two years. The rain sensing wipers are irritating. They will go into high speed in light rain. I bought nav but never use it, (I have Google Maps on my smart phone, much easier to use). I got locked in the car when my wife got out with the key and the doors locked when she walked away. I had to lay on the horn to get her to come back and let me out. The dealer had never heard of that. This wasn't a one time deal, it happens every time in the same situation. 63K on it now, replaced the tires and brakes. The power is great and the tranny is super smooth. Would buy again.


Favorite Features

The car came loaded. Love the sunroof, traction control, stability control, BSM, seat memory, heated seats, XM radio, etc. Traction control has to be turned off when punching it from a dead stop. The wheels spin plenty, especially on half worn tires. This car is fast! I was going to try it at the strip. The transmission is so smooth, up shifting and down shifting that I didn't want to take a chance wrecking something just to see how fast it is. I never back down from a red light challenge though.


Suggested Improvements

The wide wheels have no protection when touching the curb. If you touch the curb, it's the wheels that make first contact, not the tires. It would be nice to have a way to disable the rain sensing wipers. It has to be auto sensing, on, or off. There is no intermittent setting. Redesign the door lock system so the doors can be opened from the inside once they're locked. Can't believe there isn't a recall on this. There is a recall for the door hinge bolts falling out, haven't had that problem yet. This is a great car and I intend to keep it for many more years. The reliability has been excellent.


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Really decent vehicle
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By realitycheck1
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2009 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Exterior design is very attractive. Excellent handling, good pickup from the 4cyl engine. Could be better on the fuel economy but not too bad. Ride is well controlled but it can be a bit busy. Decent room inside, good design to the dash board. Interior quality is a mixed bag. Some parts of the dash and doors are very high end but other parts are cheap feeling. Leather quality is decent, if a little stiff feeling, but it smells good though. Xenon lighting is excellent. I would suggest this car for those who like spirited driving, if you drive it softly it may leave you a bit cold.


Favorite Features

Handling is best in class. Great in the snow. Decently Comfortable, the fit and finish overall is good. Good safety features and excellent reliability potential. Looks expensive in the upper trim models. Decently quiet on the highway. Decent power.


Suggested Improvements

Competitors get better fuel economy. The cheap parts of the interior really take away from the overall ambiance, Mazda usually does better.


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Fun sporty Mazda with lots of features
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By rporterincincy
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2009 Mazda Mazda6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

My wife bought the 2009 Mazda 6i loaded with leather, sunroof, Bose stereo, everything but Navigation. She loves the car and finally understands why some people are "car people". Lot's of interesting features (a switch to adjust the headlight aim, auto wipers, ac, lights, and locks. The car now has 43k miles and has only needed tires and brakes. It has never broken down, the interior and exterior are perfect. I would like the speedo to be larger with easier to see numbering (hard to tell if you are going 75, 72, etc.), and would like the gas mileage to be just a bit better. At 75 mph, the tach is showing about 2,500 rpm. This all said, the ride is comfortable and firm, seats are good.


Favorite Features

Auto A/C, programmable seats, auto wipers, blind side warning, auto dim mirrors (even the side mirrors),


Suggested Improvements

Make the speedometer larger and/or put a digital speedo in., increase fuel economy a bit.


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