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2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 - Consumer Reviews

2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6

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Excellent Sleeper Car
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By SR
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2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

After 1.5 years, I still greatly enjoy the car. It's fun to drive - a great less-expensive alternative to a BMW 3 series. Hard to believe it's a 4-cylinder, as it has more low-end torque than most 6s I've driven. There's a "hiccup" at very low RPM if you suddenly floor it, so stay above 3000 if you need instant power.


Best Features

3rd gear. Bose audio system. Intelligent key.


Worst Features

Add Homelink. Audio system display should be higher-resolution with more info.


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You need to drive one!!
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By Randall
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2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Sport 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

You will not believe for a second this a 4cyl until you raise the hood. This car smokes any 6 and most cyl on takeoff, top end and certainly cornering. No cons that I can see except the clutch is hard to get used to, it releases about 1" from the floor.


Best Features

Acceleration, cornering, braking.


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Exploit their mistake!
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By Happy Owner
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2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Due to the lack of marketing, an 06 Grand Touring is a terrific bargain. Mine includes nav, roof and autodim mirror. I like my Mazda better than a BMW 530 I recently drove. The Mazda is very refined, smooth and ultra quiet. The AWD make it even more of a bargain, brakes are fantastic and traffic "darting" while not condoned is very easy. The car handles like a dream and has almost no body roll at all in the twisties. Insurance is cheaper than you'd expect! The nav is a waste - DON'T DO IT! You can't make any adjustments when the car is moving, which doesn't make sense since the remote comes out for a passenger to use.


Best Features

6 speed and AWD, Bose (once adjusted), keyless GT package, ergonomics, smooth and quiet ride, understated styling, ridiculously perfect handling, tilt/telescope steering wheel.


Worst Features

Another heat setting for the seat would be nice, the clutch is difficult to master, rain sensing wipers would be nice.


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Don't Do It
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By bolosmith
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2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

As a long time Mazda owner and the owner of a 2004 Mazda 6 V6/5speed, traded in at 60K miles for this 2006 MazdaSpeed6, I have a couple of things to say. The MS6 I own is a piece of junk that has had rear end whine since 1100 miles, has chewed up 2 sets of front tires in 3400 miles, has had a CEL a coupla times, and most importantly, Mazda will not keep their word. I've not driven this car for 6 weeks which is how long Mazda took to decide what to do after renegging on a promise of a buy it back and replace it with another different Mazda. They just decided 2 weeks ago to replace the rear differential and just put another set of tires on it... Who knows?


Best Features

Power, handling.


Worst Features

Revamp customer relations department... Improve the fuel economy... A canister oil filter? Just why? Fix factory Bridgestone tire problems.


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The Best Bang for the Buck
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By Steve
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2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The car is a blast to drive. On smooth pavement it's like being in a bank vault, but bumps in the road will cause a fair amount of noise in the cabin. The clutch was tricky at first, but after I got used to it, there were no more problems. You don't have to worry about merging into traffic with this car. The torque of the engine also means infrequent shifts, even in heavy traffic. My biggest problem so far has been going faster than I intended.


Best Features

Acceleration and handling are great. I enjoy the ergonomics, too. The steering wheel controls may not operate all of the stereo's features, but it contols the most important ones. The car is comfortable on long drives.


Worst Features

While the car retains the fold-down rear seat of the other versions of the Mazda6, it doesn't have the release hardware, probably because of the extra bracing used in the Speed6. Mazda should have it set up for at least a pass-through.


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