By Daridari on
2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I just love this car. I traded a 2005 Mazda6 Hatch for it. Just love Mazdas . Previously owned a 2004 Mazda3 SP23 as well (bought the wife an RX8! too). The MPS is a surprise package, so much torque with just a ankle rotation to blast off any annoying tailgater. The car has RX8 wheels on it and the car benefits from addition. I just love the feel of the car. Its steering is more weighted than the standard Mazda6 and it is a dream to drive in the wet. So safe and so forgiving. My friend has an Audi S4 it's certainly no better and in Oz is twice the money....
The Zoom Zoom in any gear.
The clutch is tricky...but easily mastered. Compared with the RX8 the manual gearbox is heavy.