2007 Mazda 6 s Sport Value Edition 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I sold it for $5300. It blew its one computer from a short somewhere in the horn wiring. We replaced two of them at $450 ea. before we finally disengaged the horn permanently. The rest of the story was it was a great car..!! 30-32 mpg on the highway...smooth ride.! Good looking car.
gf overpaid and bought one with 80k miles for 10k dollar bought a extended warrenty paid 800 for it. had the car for 2 years had to have the thermostat replaced and a door switch replaced a week after buying it. motor siezed after 2 month becuase low oil indicator never worked. cars sunroof leaked. dealership damaged upper radiator hose on engine rapair and ended up blowing radiator and head gasket. paid 3 dealerships to test head gasted paid over 400 for tests to be told it wasnt blown then the dealership i bought it at said they wanted 2k to fix the head when i still owe 5k on the car. gears grind when shifting windows dont roll up half the time have had to change thermostat twice water pump upper and lower radiator hoses and the radiator and now head gasket and the car doesnt have more than 120k miles on it. oh that warrenty i paid 800 for doesnt cover the head gasket btw so im going to have to trade it in. but ya its been a fun 2 years. not.
This is the first car that I have ever owned, and is absolutely wonderful. The engine and transmission feel great, and has a surprising amount of power for a non-turbo'ed four cylinder. The car is very easy to work on, as I recently replaced the clutch myself in it, and wasn't too difficult. This is by far one of the best, most pleasant cars to drive. The engine is very responsive to throttle, and the braking is very linear and feels great. The steering is by far one of the best ratios/feels of any car I have driven. There is plenty of room in the trunk, I can fit 15-18 brown paper grocery bags worth of food in it. The clutch feels great, whether you are a first time learner, or a pro at manual, you will enjoy the feel of this clutch. I am 6 foot 4 inches and fit great in the driver seat, however I am cramped in the rear. A person shorter than 6' would have plenty of room in the rear though. There are only three things i dislike about the car, the first is that the headliner will start to fall/come loose. It gets quite annoying, however i fixed the rear part with spray adhesive and it has stayed together for about 6 months now. The second is the stereo, no bluetooth and rather underwhelming sound. The sound system is alright, but the bose system would be preferred if I were to buy this model again (I'd love to buy another mazda6). I was able to purchase an aftermarket bluetooth kit however so this point is and isn't relevant anymore. Lastly, the rear wheel wells have started to rust in the exact same spot on each side. This is most likely due to a manufacturing defect, but it has stayed rather small. However, currently the odometer has ~134,500 miles on it, and the only major repair that has needed to be made was a new clutch (really is maintenance, not a repair). Overall, this car is amazing, and I would certainly recommend purchasing one to anyone looking for a reliable, fun to drive car.
2007 Mazda 6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Don't expect it will last like Toyota or Honda. Headliner started to fall off just after few years. Some engine compartment plastic parts will break before 10 years. Everything looks good in the first 4 years. I think that's why Mazda doesn't get many returning customers.
2007 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
Excellent ride. Very zippy and hugs the road. Love to approach corners at speed and power through them. No mechanical issues other than changing an oil pressure switch ($15 part and 20 mon labor). The slim wheels and TCS give you lots of feedback so you can judge the road and test it's handling. Fun times for low cost yet super reliable.