By tonyryder on
2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Owned 2 previous Mazdas before. We had a 2002 Protege 5 and a 2005 Mazda3 GT Sport(much better overall than the Protege). Trade in value is excellent, even for a 3 year old M3 with 80,000 km on it we received more than I was expecting. We looked at other mid-size sedans (Mercedes C-class, Lexus IS, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord etc) and I believe that Mazda is offering the best "bang for the buck". We have now driven the 2009 Mazda6 since April 2009 and we love the styling and the real sporty, solid feel and handling. Features like blind spot monitoring, keyless entry, heated/memory seats (Canada eh?), large trunk, roomy backseat and Bose sound all add to the overall value of this car.
The NAV/Radio/CD system is cumbersome and not intuitive, and requires a long learning curve. The car came with a 2007 map CD and so far NO updates have been made available. The seats are on the firm side, but I hope that in time they will start feeling a little cushier. The car is quite thirsty....