2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Not such a smart buy

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Not such a smart buy
By pcouri on


2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I purchased a 2006 grand touring speed6 back in 2007. I had problems from the get go. The clutch is incredibly hard to use - especially coming out of 1st gear. Apparently Mazda replaced the clutch IF the car had less than 1200 miles on it. Also - a recall was sent out for the ECU to be flashed. As soon as that was done, all the seat sucking turbo power and fun was gone. The boost was cut in half and the gas mileage was worsened. Is it a bad car, No. Does it have its problems - YES. I traded it in for a rock solid Subaru Impreza WRX. I sacrificed the toys for Quality and have not regretted it since. if you want a "SPEED" go for the "3" and if you test drive a "6" - make sure you like it first

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instruments and dash.

Suggested Improvements

make the car more reliable, paint chips easily, clutch is terrible, turbo lacks power (thanks to ecu flash), seats should be more snug, all season tires are required for winter driving
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By costeld
on 06/08/12 22:10 PM (PDT)

I noticed the same thing when they flashed my ECU. Was it the first or second time, i don't remember. But I was pissed! Made me think twice about adhering to all recalls.

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