I just got my Mazda6 Touring automatic (White ext. and Almond/black leatherette inter.).
I traded in my rattle trap 2009 Nissan Altima Coupe for it.
I had CVT transmssion and other problems
and it dissuaded me from buying Nissans for the future.
I have been waiting for the 6 to come out and finally got one last week.
I am averaging 33 mpg during this first tank of gas. The interior quality is a full class beyond anything inthis price range and appears on par with the Volkswagen CC or BMW 3 series.
The 19 inch wheels and body are sexy and surprisingly, the car still rides very well with such low profile tires. It drives smoothly, but is very aggressive when you want it to be.
-Aston Marton/Jaguar-esque exterior styling
-24 grand buys you Leatherette interior,
crisp stereo system, 19 in gunmetal wheels, blind spot monitoring, pushbutton start, 38 mpg, and touch screen with bluetooth and rearview camera.
-Top notch build quality.
-Excellent fuel economy.
-Smooth, quiet ride, but can be very engaging.
-Direct, no slop steering, with zero body lean in turns.
- NO RATTLES like my Nissan.
-silky smooth at idle
Add proximity sensors to mid range models like Nissan does so that you can walk up, push the door button and open the car.
Make the giant key fob a little smaller.
It stretches my pants pockets out.
Replace the rearview mirror with something a little more substantial (although the autodimming one is available on top models).
Hi lynrd65 - I actually do have the tech package. I think your best bet is to listen to similar or same material on both the base stereo and the Bose system and decide what will work for you... The Tech Package added only $17 per month to my payments so I figured why not!?. You also get the rear-cross traffic alert, the nav, and heated mirrors so unless you're absolutely squeezed, go for the tech it's worth it! I have to say, I'm big on sound quality the Bose system is one of the best sound systems I've heard in any car - and maybe anywhere! Amazing bass, clarity and surround-like stereo effect that doesnt distort when you turn it up... it's particulalry impressive with HD Radio as well as CDs and Bluetooth audio from my phone. A great car deserves great sound :)!
Hi All - estwest - the acceleration for merging is really great and getting better as I break the motor in - it flies on the highway love it! Really impressive for 184hp & that's after coming down in power from Sonata Ltd Turbo 274hp (nice car too, but the 6 is more solid, rides even better & no squeaks better build) and its surprisingly comparable if not quite as fast from 0 as the turbo (let's be real how could it be with 90 less horses?) but the lighter chassis and great suspension make for a more agile setup... awesome!
Does your car have the tech package and if not how is the stereo? I've been looking at buying this car (literally configured the same as yours, snowflake white with almond leatherette) and have been trying to figure out if the tech package is worth it mainly for the sound system. How does the non-bose system sound?
I do not have the tech package.
The stereo is definitely better than my Nissan (non-Bose
stereo and far better than the 4 speaker Honda Accord Sport's radio.
It is crystal clear and i would say justas good as my wifes Infiniti FX's bose radio.
Go try it at the dealer.
I dont think the tech package's Bose stereo is necesary.
The good thing is that nothing rattles when you blast it.