2009 Mazda Mazda6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Mazda 6: Stopped at the Gate

December 04, 2009


Early this morning I drove a friend to the airport, and for first time in many months, the security guard at the entrance to LAX motioned for me to stop.

Uh, oh, I thought. Driving a Mazda with California license plates, just me and Stephanie in the car, what could be the reason for the stop?

I rolled down the window and wished the heavily armed officer a good morning. He peered into the car, and asked, "Is this a 3?"

"No, it's a 6," I responded quickly.

"Huh," he said. "My daughter said she's considering buying a Mazda 3. I'm not sure I know what one looks like. But if it's anything like this, I'm good with it."

He waved. I waved. Steph breathed a sigh of relief.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 21,389 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Mazda Mazda6 in VA is:

$130 per month*
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