2004 Mazda 6 Consumer Review: The anti-SUV

2004 Mazda 6 Wagon - Consumer Review

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The anti-SUV
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2004 Mazda 6 s 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Traded 2dr extended cab Tacoma for
Sport Wagon with 5 speed
manual. Needed more interior room,
but did not want gas guzzling, top
heavy SUV or full size crew cab truck.
This car is great! More fun to drive
than my last sedan ('98 VW Passat
1.8t/5spM), which had excellent driving
dynamics too. The Mazda corners flatter
and has better feel in the steering
than the VW. I'd like a slightly
shorter throw on the shifter, but the
feel is good. Don't look in the mirror
and you'd think your driving a sports
coupe. Has as much cargo room as most
of the 5 passenger SUVs but it's a lot
more fun to drive and gets better fuel

Best Features

Yeah Mazda! - for offerring a V6/5spM in a wagon. You can have a comfortable, practicle, family vehicle that you actually look forward to driving every day.

Worst Features

Electroluminescent gauges automatically dim when lights are turned on. If you turn on lights during day for rain they're hard to read. Mazda needs to change this, or offer daytime running lights.
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