In addition, fuel economy is improved by one mile per gallon on both manual and automatic vehicles. But overall, the Mazda6 remains a notch below some competing models. Cons: Fuel economy, turning radius, poor crash test scores without side airbags. Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2014 Most recent year of ownership 2014 Engine and transmission 1. It has a timing chain and with proper maintenance shouldn't give you too many problems.
The one thing that could be better is the turning radius, which is quite large: 38. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. The manual transmission is a smooth-shifting unit with a nicely calibrated clutch. All-in-all, the MazdaSpeed6 is a fine dynamic package — not scruff-of-the-neck mad but genuinely rapid and involving in an undemanding and polished way. The Mazdaspeed 6 is the true hardcore performance car of the bunch, but despite its greater horsepower and the extra grip generated by its all-wheel drive, this hot-rod doesn't impress the way its lesser siblings do against their peers. I think it's a sad fact that in the year 2016 you have to go back to the 90s to have a car that is economical to run for thousands of miles and years.
Nice interior with all the toys, cruise control, electrics, the lot. The full independent suspension setup favors lively response over blissful isolation, so the car doesn't ride as smoothly and silently as some competitors, but it's very fun to drive. Buyers whose priorities are comfort and smoothness should look instead at a Toyota Camry or a Honda Accord. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Each is available in one of four different packages: entry-level, Sport, Grand Touring and - new for 2006 - Grand Sport. Primary Use: Commuting to work Great Looking And Handling Excellent Driver's Comfort — overall has been a pleasure to drive this car, keeping in mind the underpowered 2. Photo: Mazda The Speed6, although very rare, should not be overlooked if your are looking for a fast reasonably-priced sports car with all-wheel drive.
Other than that, fine, consumables, servicing, etc. Yes Review Date: 11th February, 2016 Correct my friend - I think I have read your C-max review and it reflects typical modern diesel cars problems all too well, and I agree with you. Since I was rear ended so horribly in my Protege and escaped without injury, Mazda was definitely tops on my list and the car has not disappointed. The I-4 also can be matched with either the five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. It looks as if they've made it go to the gym and the transformation is so well executed you really have to study it to see where the muscle has developed. Great looks and everything else.
Mechanically, the V6 engine is more tractable and economical, while a new five-speed automatic transmission on the four-cylinder imodel delivers better performance and gas mileage. As expected, the Mazdaspeed 6 is decked out even more conspicuously in high-profile plumage. The familiar pointed nose and sharp styling has been accented with a new sport grille on some models and angular new headlamps across the range. A thermostat went out and took three days to diagnose and fix in the first month I purchased it. Also had a few 90s Ford Mondeos with no problems either.
Faults: Seized rear brake caliper, replaced twice, still keeps seizing! It has never stranded me and has cost minimal to maintain. I was looking at nearly £3000 worth of repairs after only 2 years on a low mileage good example. Photo: Mazda Mazda 6 is a sporty mid-size car. Handling and Performance: As we already mentioned, the Mazda 6 handles very well thanks to its sporty suspension. I've written a few reviews on here of cars I've had over the last 10 years or so - and it's not all negative - my current car, a Skoda Octavia diesel from 2002 - no problems whatsoever. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment.
Even on the highway, where 70 mph translates to a little more than 3000 rpm, a light brush of the gas pedal causes it to scoot off like a frightened kitten. The wagon comes only with the V6. . Mazda's number for this recall is 1417G. Can get up to 29 mpg highway, but just 17-18 mpg in the city was a disappointment. The sedan earned five stars in the rollover test, and the wagon earned four.
Replaced discs, pads, and handbrake cables - still didn't help much. The exterior design is now sharper and even sportier, while the cabin is more comfortable with even higher levels of craftsmanship. My Mazda6 came with the 2. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 13V-130 and 14V-362 in their entirety. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-382.