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2014 Mazda Mazda6

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My experience has been very poor
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By oblithian
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2014 Mazda Mazda6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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The Mazda 3 arrived after the 6 and has had who knows how many infotainment updates, yet the 6 still hasn't had one in North America, and as a result a lot of the features run into problems (like playing songs not associated with the title displayed, dismally slow connectivity times). Mine has had transmission problems since I bought it, with many appointments and now resolution. The interior bits (especially the tilt steering adjustment) have started vibrating on even smooth roads. rear brakes clunk when releasing. Poor sound insulation. However, it handles nicely and gets pretty good fuel economy.


Favorite Features

easy off tcm attractive interior and exterior Wide tires big trunk


Suggested Improvements

Move tach to the right side of the gauge cluster so you can see it while shifting. (obviously designed as a left hand drive) better quality exterior paint, this stuff is like tissue paper... that rusts. Secure interior pieces better.


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A good value, real looker but needs improvements
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By jr60
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2014 Mazda Mazda6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I have had it for a year now with 15k miles and it has its good and bad points. The fuel mileage was a major factor in my choice but also wanted performance and drivability. Generally with a 4 cylinder you a lack the torque and power that you normally get with a V6. I am happy with what Mazda had achieved with this high compression 2.5 liter DOHC. Nice is being able to run on regular gas unlike the competitors who are using 2.0 liter turbo to get the same result. The fuel mileage is excellent averaging over 34 mpg under 60/40 highway/city driving. I figure every fill up and comparing against the electronic display with similar results. The six speed AT with manual override is awesome.


Favorite Features

Pros: Fuel economy , reliability, exterior styling, performance and some of the safety features including the backup camera. Cons: Ride comfort - requires crawling over those speed bumps, interior noise due to wind noise emanating from window frames, USB player lacks memory, does not retain settings and periodically rejects flash drives. Also the LDWS sometimes gets annoying. As a lease I am considering purchase. Tire replacement is costly for anything over 17" and most manufacturers do not offer a mileage warrantee. The added electronic and safety features are nice but after the first 3 years you are on your own


Suggested Improvements

Ok so here are my two cents: Leatherette seats are just a gimmick, no advantage over the basic cloth and less of a sweat factor. USB player needs work and since everything is integrated into the steering wheel you stuck with it. Override for the LDWS - Lane Departure Warning System. Please Mazda fix the wind noise!


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Great car, with some minor gripes
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jmsamler
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2014 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


Review

We have officially owned our car for 1 year now, and it has been through all 4 seasons here in MI. Overall, it is a great car, but it is not perfect, but I guess no car is. Read on for more details. This car is very well made and rock solid, no creaks/squeaks and it's beautiful inside and out. This car just exudes quality craftsmanship and feels modern and up to date. We have the GT, with no options. Gas mileage is good but have never seen anywhere near 38 mpg, getting about 33-34 on the highway and 27-28 in mixed driving, mostly around town.


Favorite Features

The overall high quality feel of the car - fun to drive but practical, rides great for a car on 19" wheels, does surprisingly well in the snow. Spacious backseat, good leg and head room for a 6' person. Beautiful styling. No reliability issues so far, except for the door seals, see below.


Suggested Improvements

Interior - get rid of the dial on the center console, move cupholders forward and give me a real armrest. The door seals are garbage, one is torn and wind noise can make its way past them. Trunk needs bigger opening, can't get fullsize cooler into it. Engine - needs more low end power, lags a little down low, can also be rough at idle. Turbo or a V6 option would be welcome. Exterior - the 19" wheels tires. These wheels do NOT do well in areas where road conditions are poor, I have damage on all of mine from winter potholes. Tires offer no protection to the wheels, little sidewall. Make the 19's an option. Had two bad tires because of the roads here by 5,000 miles (cut/bubble).


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Terrible technology!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By driveitforev3
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2014 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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The car is good - a little more sluggish than I expected, but still cute and fun. The problem is the technology package. After 4 months, I can say that I have given it my best shot, and it sucks. We have another car with similar features and this one is so sub-par. The touch-screen is so painfully slow, the features are clunky, entering in an address is horrible, and you can only do it while stopped - even if you are the passenger, so plan ahead! The voice control is totally useless. The Sirius radio loses the signal if you drive under a thick tree. And the phone bluetooth hook up keeps crapping out. If the technology package is important to you - look elsewhere.


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Still in love after 45k
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sbronemann
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2014 Mazda Mazda6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Have managed 32.6 MPG over 45k so far. Love the handling-it is a blast to drive. Could use a bit more HP. The transmission is flawless. It's nice to actually have a 6-speed instead of a CVT junk. Stock tires are junk. Opted to get 18" rims and 245/45/18 tires instead and the ride quality has improved a bit. Just a blast to drive and the MPG is a huge bonus. Have gotten a best tank of 578 miles and 37.9 MPG. Would be happy to answer any questions as I have one of the highest mileage 2014's out there according to www.fuelly.com from what I have seen.


Favorite Features

The 6-speed auto transmission and just the fun-to-drive factor. Handles great and is truly a driver's car. Not underpowered but a turbo would be amazing!


Suggested Improvements

The seats are kind of hard and the "leatherette" could use some work.


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