2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Well built for the price segment & fun to drive. Interior is comfortable with excellent driver positioning. Chassis is rigid with good steering & suspension feedback. Engine is strong (when it wants to be) with well spaced gearbox ratios. A great blend of versatility & performance.
Understated "sleeper" appearance, performance & build quality. Zero rattles/squeaks.
Engine performance very inconsistent. Factory re-flash to fix hesitation only made it much slower, & the stutter/hesitation is still there. Not the same pull of the car I test drove. Multiple visits to 2 dealers without engine remedy isn't their fault...it's up to the factory ECU programmers.