I bought my car with the Bose/Moonroof package on 6th June '09. Have almost 5000 miles on it! (less than 3 months). Love driving this car around. Great mileage - combined EPA estimate is 24 mpg, I have regularly got over 26.5 mpg. On a really long trip I got 30.2 mpg. (All calculations based on full tank and trip meter) 170 hp makes it one of the most powerful car in it's category. Bose 10 speaker sound is awesome. Fog lights are nice. Good Michelin tires, but I think squeals a tad too much sometimes. I test drove the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, VW Passat and CC (liked the CC a lot, but 4 seater) - Mazda6 as a package, features and price, won hands down.
1. MPG - Consistently get over 26.5 mpg 2. Bose sound 3. Exterier, specially the accentuated front body over the tires, almost seems like a mucle car 4. Power 5. Trunk space 6. Keyless ignition 7. Twin mettalic exhaust
1. Too much rpm required during rapid acceleration in lower gears (1 to 2, 2 to 3) 2. I have taken it to a top speed of 98 mpg, the rpm seemed to shoot up (~5000). Handling was still excellent 3. Red dials could have probably been better