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By Curtis789
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2009 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


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This is my first Japanese car. I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of this 4-cyl sedan. The 5-speed tranny is the best designed auto I've ever owned, getting the most out of the available power. For city or mixed use, get the 4-cyl. Full load or 100% highway, you may want to consider the 6-cyl. I did not drive the 6 speed auto tranny. Excellent design and build quality. I'm a small guy and I'm still searching around for the seat position that will match the comfort of my old Chrysler 300M, but the support is better in the Mazda. In many circumstances, the Mazda is faster, e.g., starting from red lights.


Best Features

2.5L 4-cyl engine matched with 5-speed manumatic tranny.


Worst Features

Front seat comfort, real-time read of tire pressure instead of low pressure alert only.


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Pretty good bang for the buck
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By tonyryder
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2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Looked at Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu, Toyota Camry, Lexus IS 250 and others before purchasing my 2006 Mazda6 (GT model in Canada - V6, leather, sunroof, NAV system) in April 2009 and in my opinion this car offered the best value in it's class. The pick up is amazing with hardly any torque in the steering wheel at all. Styling is absolutely gorgeous, people are mistaking it for all kinds of other high-end cars and are surprised that it is a Mazda. Interior space is very generous and comfortable, but the driver's seat bolster feels as if it's cutting off the blood supply to my left thigh causing me to shift my butt all the time. Very large trunk with room for 3 to 4 good size suitcases.


Best Features

Styling, Performance and handling is very crisp and precise! Large back seat with center arm rest and 40/60 drop seat back with pass through from the trunk area.


Worst Features

Driver's seat bolster cuts into my left leg. Maybe some softer padding? There are no updates available for the NAV system since 2007. (I checked with Mazda) Highway fuel consumption is reasonable, but it is very thirsty in city driving. Terrible wear, low profile performance tires


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By Lisakaye
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2009 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


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You just cant beat this car on quality and performance....... Last car was a 05 mazda6. These are great cars. The 09 and up are bigger inside. (I didn't care) they are just great cars. Fast smooth reliable. And people will stare at the car wherever you go. Esp. The 09-10 models. People ask all the time "what kind of car is it?". I'm sure Mazda would like everyone on the road in one. But it is kind of Nice that they are not everywhere. Makes them unique to drive. Dang how many times do I see a Camry or altima on the road? constantly. Would I Rather have one? no! We tested cars for 6 months before we got this one. You just cant beat it. Zoom zoom zoom. By the way. Its my third Mazda.


Best Features

Looks, and the smoothness and handling of the ride. The Bose stereo in it! The sunroof! The whole car.


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cuisinart motor, rice krispies interior
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By mtaylor
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2009 Mazda 6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


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After only 10 months, I'm ready to ditch this car. The engine is smooth enough but sounds like a blender. Transmission is beginning to hesitate between gears and is rough. The entire passenger side rattles (dash,under seat and on B-pillar). Impossible to find a comfy driving position (gauges too high for the wheel, lumbar support too hard, among other issues). Door handles are flimsy. Plastic trim on A- pillar is loose. HVAC fan rattles. Felt-like trim between dash and windshield is uneven. Bose system is mediocre. Very weak low beam headlights. Was sucked in by the looks, but have been let down by the quality. At least it's mechanically reliable and gets good mpg.


Best Features

good gas mileage. so far, no major mechanical issues, but I have my doubts about the transmission lasting. Initially was drawn to the car for its looks, but the more I look, the more the proportions are off, especially from the C-pillar back. From the side the car looks way too long and front heavy.


Worst Features

Better overall interior build quality. The plastics are OK in quality, but Mazda needs to work harder on putting them together! Wish I had kept my Mazda3, but the new ones are so ugly! Now have my eyes on a Suzuki Kishashi, which on paper appears to be what this car should have been.


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Unbeatable
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By Sliver93
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2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I drove 16 different cars in my quest for my next car. I came down to the 09 G35x, 09 Maxima and the Mazda6. The "fun to drive" factor really pushed the Mazda to the top of the list. The dated transmission on the m35 made it feel like a grandpa car, and the Maxima engine didn't feel as punchy as my old ones. I have always driven Nissans because I love to drive. Now I love my 6!


Best Features

Rain Sensing Wipers, Regular Fuel, BSM, 60/40 rear seats


Worst Features

AWD, Rear air vents, Air conditioned seats, Heated steering wheel (I miss mine!)


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