First car, First of all it drove great and is fun to drive, i put a Cold air and magnaflow on her (2.3) sounded beautiful but the interior was a peice of trash, the LCD notoriously on mazda 6 went out great cool 150 bucks to replace...
the mapbox above the radio sucked and the lid broke
the 6 disc cd changer cds no longer cycle well...
overall 90k miles no problems except for the trashy interior
I was searching for a mid-size car with decent power, nice looking, and a V6-MTX combo to replace my aged Maxima.
The 6 fit the bill, and since it's made in Michigan, I could keep my Ford retiree FIL happy.
It had a little over 80k when it bought it, and had a few minor issues that I have yet to deal with.
Almost a year after buying it, I'm still pleased with the way the car drives and handles.
The factory Bose system was terrible, so I swapped the speakers for aftermarket...
fyi you need to swap the amp too or it will sound worse.
Power isn't fantastic, but sufficient for keeping things interesting.
Looks nice and with the leather and sunroof, it feels like a more expensive car.
Purchased the car used from a dealer in January 2008.
Within 6 months, started to notice issues with the clock not lighting up.
This ultimately progressed to the entire dash not lighting up, or flickering.
Now, the radio turns on and off by itself, and is a real nuisance when driving.
I was told by the dealer that to correct this problem it will be over $1000.
Needless to say, I don't have the money now to do this.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Was there ever a recall on this issue?
I couldn't find one.
Other than forking over $1000 to get this issue corrected, what has anyone else done to remedy the situation?
This is a nice car for warm months of the year, but if you live any place that it snows STAY AWAY. I live in Minnesota and the performance on snow is terrible. The biggest issue is inability to accelerate. Level ground or an incline, it doesn't matter - you will spin and spin and spin. It's a reliable starter in cold weather, and heats up pretty quick. Stylish too. I'm also having issues with my stereo and CD player. This car is so close to having it all....maybe if I lived in southern California I'd be all right.