I got my Mazda 6 to replace a 2000
Maxima SE, however, the Mazda is not as
large as the Maxima so we decided to
buy out the lease on the Maxima and
keep it too. I love most everything
about the Mazda. There have been
warranty and recall issues, but the
dealership handled it very well. I
think for the money its a great car.
Has most of the standard features one
would expect on the top of the line
model. And ride, performance and
handling are really superior in this
AutoClimate control needs some work.
The sport shift mode needs
improvment and i would like to see
1. Auto up AND down drivers side window
2. One touch sunroof control for open
3. An electric fuel door release
4. A power seat option for the
My 6 is loaded with leather interior,
Bose stereo, side curtain airbags, etc.
While I love the exterior styling, the
interior really takes the cake. The
leather is extremely plush and
comfortable. The center console is
very eye catching with the silver trim
and red backlit display. I'm
constantly having people ask me on the
road what kind of car I have and how
much it costs. A friend just bought a
Saab 9-3 for thousands more while my
Mazda6 is better equipped and a better
performing car. I absolutely love it.
Great looks and fun to drive! The
interior is almost BMW like, very
stylish, and very quiet. The exterior
is well designed and very attractive.
The Mazda6 has some "get up and go"
when you need it with the 5 speed.
My favorite feature of the Mazda6 is
the engine. This is because whenever I
downshift into a lower gear for some
extra "horses" I feel that the car
smiles and begs to be pushed harder.
Remove the notchy feel of the 5 speed
tranny and drop the gear ratios down a
smidge. The 5 speed gear box is not
smooth like the Mazda MX-6 I traded in
for the 6. Also, the car doesnt really
start to take off until the engine hits