Can't stop looking at it or driving it... wow... stunning automobile.
By cecmazda6 on
2014 Mazda Mazda6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Wow how many superlatives are there in the English dictionary? I've had some pretty nice midsized cars in recent years - '11 Optima EX, 12 Sonata 2.0 Turbo limited (nice turbo power) & even an 09 Mazda6 Touring (which like a great indie film excellent but under publicized), but great as these all were in their own respects, none evoked the level of pure joy my meteor gray 2014 6 touring w/tech package has! Looks are subjective but I literally can't stop looking at it & snapping photos haha! Ride remarkably smooth despite 19" rims & tight suspension. Cabin dead silent at idle road noise not that bad. Great acceleration close to Sonata turbo despite 90 less hp. Fantastic car!!!
Where do I start? So much to love! Touring w/tech awesome Bose stereo, nav, rear cross traffic alert, rain sensing wipers, dual climate, heated mirrors only $17 more/month: lotta car for 26000! Everything so smooth the ride, quick acceleration & silky auto trans. Awesome Bose sound system alone worth Tech pkg price! Nice upscale interior materials & fit/finish. Passengers compliment rearseat room & softness of leatherette seats over my previous Sonatas leather. 33mpg highway barely broken in. Meteor gray paint strikingly reflective & lustrous shows off the car's lines beautifully under street lights at night as well as direct sun. A sheer stunner both in style & content. Bravo Madza!
Gee... maybe include fog lights standard on Touring trim and up the horsepower to 200 from 184? But these are nitpicks because the car totally flies the more I break it in. The lighter structure & excellent auto transmission compensate to make it feel lighter on its feet & nearly as quick & effortless as the 274hp Sonata Turbo Ltd I traded for it (nice car too but the 6 rides even better & feels a class above in build quality). I hear the nav isn't that great compated to others, but i find it easy to use & it's turning instructions are very detailed & accurate. Otherwise if I experience any negatives I'll let you know, but for now nothing to gripe about!
Update: Just took it for it's first 'major' ride from Staten Island to Sands Casino Bethlehem PA (about 140-150 miles round trip) & all I can say is wowww. The casino is always fun but this time for me it was all about the trip there and my new 6 stole the show! My friends were all raving how comfortable the seats are & said they felt like they were 'riding on air'. Ditto for me... This car's smooth acceleration & effortless driving dynamics are just uncanny. The trip felt so short# Next how does almost 36 mpg & maybe 1/8th a tank of gas spent round trip sound!? All that on top of being one of the best looking cars period. I was literally giddy at was wishing the ride was longer! A gem of an automobile.
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