Used 2008 Mazda 6

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2008 Mazda 6

Pros

  • Fun to drive, smooth power delivery, attractive design inside and out, availability of versatile hatchback body style.

Cons

  • Engines are less powerful and fuel efficient than competitors, tight rear seat accommodations, stability control not available.

Used 2008 Mazda 6 for Sale

Mazda 6 2008 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
218,246 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 6
i Sport Value Edition
List$4,000
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. 29/21 Highway/City MPG Sunroof, 4D Sedan, 5-Speed Manual. We welcome any pre-buy inspections before purchase and can help facilitate door to door shipping to anywhere in the world at an affordable price. If you prefer to visit our showroom for a viewing, we are pleased to offer free airport pick-up from Reagan International Airport (DCA) or Richmond International Airport (RIC). Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg offers an extensive range of superb, low mile, exotic and luxury automobiles. If we don't have the car you are looking for please let us know and we will be happy to help find it. Just minutes off of I-95, Exit 130-B in Fredericksburg, VA. Call us now before it's gone and we will be glad to assist you! 888-693-4572. At Mercedes Benz of Fredericksburg, a Huber Motor Cars company, we take pride in providing each and every customer with the highest quality of customer service. Trade-in proposals are always welcome. Call us and schedule an appointment to visit Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg.
Mazda 6 2008 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
56,157 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 6
i Sport Value Edition
List$8,145
Est.Loan: $167/mo
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Mazda 6 2008 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
78,908 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 6
i Touring
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Mazda 6 2008 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
124,568 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 6
i Sport Value Edition
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Mazda 6 2008
273,023 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 6
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

In its twilight hours, the 2008 Mazda 6 midsize sedan still offers a choice of body styles and an extra shot of driving excitement to a segment typically known for blandness. However, newer rivals have upped the fun factor, while providing more space, more power and more miles per gallon.

vehicle overview

Since it debuted five years ago, the Mazda 6 has been the sports car of the midsize sedan segment. Taught, communicative steering and a poised chassis are hallmarks of a car that begs to be driven with enthusiasm -- even if the destination is the local Wal-Mart. Its stylish design and driver-oriented cockpit exude a visual excitement that others in this staid segment shy away from for fear of turning off more conservative buyers. The 2008 Mazda 6 still happily boasts a sporty personality, yet provides plenty of family-friendly practicality.

For 2008, the 6 provides a little less of that practicality, however. The Sport Wagon has been killed off, the latest casualty in the American purge of the dreaded wagon species. Nevertheless, the unique "five-door" hatchback model remains. This body style is popular in Europe, but rare in America where even the slightest whiff of a hatchback makes consumers go "yuck." Still, the hatchback maintains a very sedanlike profile and to some eyes, its fastback profile is more attractive than the traditional four-door sedan. Plus, its 22 cubic feet of cargo space is the largest available in the family sedan market -- topping even the full-size Ford Taurus.

With so much versatility and driving fun, why not pick a 6? The four- and six-cylinder engines have never been particularly powerful in this class, and newer competitors have made these modest motors seem like Calista Flockhart duking it out on "American Gladiators." The Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry all offer at least 270-horsepower V6 engines, while at the same time bettering the 212-hp Mazda's fuel economy. The base four-cylinder is pretty much the same story, although the power gap isn't as significant. In this era of gas mileage awareness, less power and higher consumption is a tough sell.

An all-new Mazda 6 will debut next year that will hopefully address the power, fuel economy and rear seat space issues. In the meantime, though, if you can look past the current model's downsides, the 2008 Mazda 6 is still an attractive choice. If buying something other than the Camry-Accord-Altima status quo is appealing, then the 6 should definitely be considered -- especially if a "fun to drive" demeanor is a top priority.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Mazda 6 is a midsize car available as a four-door sedan and a "five-door" sedan with a hatchback. Both are available in "i" and "s" versions, which denote the four- and six-cylinder engines respectively. The versions are further broken down into Sport (four-door only), Sport Value Edition, Touring and Grand Touring. The Sport comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player.

The Sport Value Edition adds an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an in-dash six-CD changer. The Touring adds heated mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a seven-speaker Bose stereo. The Grand Touring adds xenon headlights, foglamps, a sunroof, electroluminescent gauges, automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The s Grand Touring model differs by including 18-inch wheels.

The only factory options are a sunroof on the Sport Value Edition and Touring, and a navigation system on the Grand Touring. Satellite radio is a dealer-installed option on all Mazda 6 models.

2008 Highlights

The Mazda 6 is mostly unchanged for 2008. The Sport Wagon model has been discontinued, leaving only two body styles, and the Touring and Grand Touring can now only be equipped with the six-speed automatic. Minor feature adjustments, such as larger wheels for the Sport trim and a standard Bose audio system for the Touring, round out the changes.

Performance & mpg

All 2008 Mazda 6 models are front-wheel drive. Standard on the i model is a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 156 hp and 154 pound-feet of torque. The s model upgrades to a 3.0-liter V6 that makes 212 hp and 197 lb-ft. The Sport trim level comes only with a five-speed manual, while the Sport Value Edition offers a five-speed automatic. The Touring and Grand Touring trims are only available with a six-speed automatic. The Mazda 6 s will run to 60 mph in about 8 seconds flat, which is respectable, but at least a second off the pace of the segment speedsters.

Revised 2008 fuel economy figures for the four-cylinder i model are 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with the automatic transmission. The six-cylinder s model rates 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with the automatic. The Sport trim's manual transmission has a negligible effect on fuel mileage.

Safety

All Mazda 6 models come with antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability control is not available. In government crash tests, the 6 scored a perfect five stars in frontal impact testing and four stars in side impact testing. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing, the Mazda earned the top rating of "Good."

Driving

Like most other Mazdas, the 6 is a thrill behind the wheel and is the sports car of its class. Neither engine is exceptionally powerful, especially off the line, though the V6's smooth, quiet power delivery offsets this. The four-cylinder is also smooth, but it gets a little noisy at higher rpm. Communicative steering goes a long way toward making the 6 fun to drive, whether it's on the highway or from corner to corner on back roads. The well-sorted suspension achieves a superb balance between comfortable ride quality and athletic handling.

Interior

Inside, the 2008 Mazda 6 has a clean and contemporary design, with solid build quality and easy-to-operate controls. Most materials are attractive, but they're a step below in quality compared to what's found in the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. The front seats are supportive, but rear hiproom and shoulder room are tight. The sedan has a 15.2-cubic-foot trunk capacity, while the hatchback boasts a very impressive 22-cubic-foot cargo hold that expands to 59 cubes with the rear seat folded down.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Mazda 6.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Second new Mazda, love them.
Alan McGuiness,03/11/2015
Traded in my 2004 with 111K on it for a new 2008 Mazda 6I, all the bells and whistles, leather heated seats and interior, CD player with awesome Bose speakers, sunroof, heated mirrors, compass in autodimming mirror, etc. Owned this one for 7 years, just spent my first out-of-pocket on a replacement headlight bulb. Absolutely no other issues or complaints, and I push my vehicles hard. This one did 135 MPH in Death Valley a couple of years back, and the radio plays louder the faster you go!! Armorall the entire leather interior annually, holding up perfectly.
Impressed
Matt,07/26/2010
OK, first I need to provide a little background on my previous vehicles; my last 6 vehicles have all been V8s, they have also all been GMs. That being said, a 4 cyl. motor is going to feel down on TQ and HP, no matter who builds it. And, I was fully prepared for that before I bought the 6. I love this car, period. I am a sales rep and I drive a lot for work. I wanted a taut, well mannered car that had a sporty feel and was good on gas. The 6 fits the bill. I bought my '08 used with only 8300 miles. For the price this car can't be beat. Long road trips are a breeze. I can drive 250+ miles nonstop, and get out feeling very little signs of discomfort or fatigue. I am 6'3".
Not what I thought a Mazda would be
christy22,05/24/2013
I bought my 2008 Mazda 6 with 36,000 miles on it. Right away, I had A/C issues. With 90,000 miles on it, I had to have the transmission rebuilt and change out the valve body. As I now understand it (reading consumer reviews on the issues of this car), the valve bodies are made overseas and built with a poor grade metal so these cars have transmission issues. I finally sold the car 1 month ago having rebuilt the transmission and fixed the A/C 3 times. I had only heard good things about Mazda's, but I won't buy another one.
SUPER RELIABLE & FUN TO DRIVE!!!
jmart805,10/28/2014
I bought my 2008 Mazda 6 from a tow yard - kinda sketchy I know. But I test drove it, had it inspected by a Mazda dealership (highly recommended) and I fell in love with it! It had ~104k miles and was being sold for $7,500. 1.5 years and 24k miles later and I've had absolutely no issues with it! I've driven it for ride share companies, through the crazy hills of Berkeley & San Francisco, taken my girlfriend to the Grand Canyon, driven in snow - it's always been there for me! Sadly, my car was taken from me when a 65-year old lady ran off the road and totaled my parked Mazda 6 with her Mercedes-Benz :( Now I'm back on the market for another used car that will satisfy me the way my car did
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
156 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
212 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
156 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
212 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Mazda 6
Used 2008 Mazda 6 Overview

The Used 2008 Mazda 6 is offered in the following submodels: 6 Hatchback, 6 Sedan. Available styles include i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), i Sport Value Edition 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A), i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Sport Value Edition 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 6A), i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A), s Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A), s Touring 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 6A), i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 6A), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A), i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A), i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), i Sport Value Edition 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Sport Value Edition 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M), and i Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Mazda 6?

Save up to $428 on one of 4 Used 2008 Mazda 6 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,000 as of10/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Mazda 6 trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Mazda 6 i Sport Value Edition is priced between $4,000 and$8,145 with odometer readings between 56157 and218246 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda 6 i Touring is priced between $5,999 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 78908 and78908 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Mazda 6?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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