Today It's Better Than a 3 Series - 2009 Mazda 6 Long-Term Road Test
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2009 Mazda Mazda6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Mazda 6: Today It's Better Than a 3 Series

July 01, 2009

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My sister-in-law came over last week to borrow some long stuff. The pile included a rake, an area rug, 4 five-foot-long two-by-fours and an oversized patio umbrella. She popped the trunk of her 328i and realized her rear seat does not fold down.

Now what?

"Well", I said, "I can take the kids seats out of our Passat wagon and fold down its seats, but what a pain in the butt. You got any other ideas?"

"What about that car?" she said motioning to our long-term Mazda 6 that was sitting in my driveway. "Will they fit in there?"

"I don't know, let me get the key."

Sure enough. The Mazda's rear seat folded flat in seconds (it's even split 60/40) and it easily swallowed all the items. In fact, there was so much room to spare she went back in the garage and grabbed my push broom, a few tall bamboo sticks I'd been saving and my lifesize cardboard cutout of Burt Reynolds.

Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief


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