The seams between the front and rear fascias and the fenders featured flawless transitions. The whole package is wrapped up with your choice of six largely understated colors including black, gray, silver, white and a purple hue called Black Cherry. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. As I live in the countryside north of the city, I started to search out the twisty back roads where I could put the car through its paces. Virtually every system has been extensively redesigned, starting under the hood.
These suspension upgrades allow for sharper turn in and flatter cornering while preserving a decent ride quality. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag. In the short time it has been around, the MazdaSpeed nameplate has become synonymous with speed and handling. 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. The all-new system yields a superb balance between Zoom-Zoom driving excitement and assured stability under all road conditions. Giving the suspension bits a solid base from which to work, engineers stiffened the body's torsional rigidity by 50 percent. Design A stealth machine with a clear mission, the 2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed 6 is at once both subtle and obvious.
Though neutral to understeering in most driving situations, the MazdaSpeed6 can be provoked to simulate a tail-out, four-wheel-drift rear-drive behavior if you tap the brakes or lift in a tight corner with stability control switched off. There are two trim levels to choose from: Sport and Grand Touring. Primary Use: Commuting to work. To complete the Zoom-Zoom experience, engineers tuned the exhaust for an exhaust note that is both subtle and aggressive with a pleasing linear curve at high engine speeds. No other manufacturer offers a more complete lineup of luxury and performance sedans, sport wagons and five-door models in the midsize class. Model Mix The 2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed 6 is offered as a sedan only because of its greater structural rigidity.
And as a former resident of the Rocky Mountain State, I would imagine something like this would offer phenomenal year-round performance in, say, Denver, where the thin air chokes normally-aspirated machines and the weather can turn from sunny to severe in a matter of minutes. Lots of acceleration power with the K04 turbo. Differences include a lowered stance, exclusive front fenders, hood and grille, a redesigned front bumper, and 18-inch wheels. Likewise, the all-wheel-drive system adds a viscerally pleasing quality under hard acceleration as you feel all four wheels scratching to find traction. While it would have been easier to simply bolt on a turbocharger and call it good, the MazdaSpeed team has taken a much more comprehensive approach to the engineering behind the 2006 MazdaSpeed 6.
This car satisfies on all points. Add to all that a fun and easy six-speed manual transmission and nicely bolstered seats, and, really — there ought to be a law requiring the purchase of this car across America. 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. All the plastic pieces, like the honeycomb grille, were tightly fastened and the lower cladding was well adhered. The recall began on September 12, 2017. The MazdaSpeed 6 also has quality in coolness, served up nicely in a beautifully enhanced exterior design, interior graphics and red luminescent lighting.
As a vehicle that married sports performance with refinement and practicality, it has proved a huge sales success and picked up more than 70 awards for automotive excellence. As for control layout and design, the stereo and climate display is too far away from the radio and climate controls to make life easy. For The Price, This Is It. The worst thing about driving this sport sedan is the hair-trigger clutch. I also like the dark gray plastic trim on the dash and console. Build Quality: No issues other than the clutch replacement in warranty, and the good ol smoking turbo. 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.
On the proactive side, four-wheel antilock disc brakes should help you avoid trouble while electronic stability control helps keep the car headed in the right direction. Newer designs are getting away from cladding where the MazdaSpeed 6 uses it to separate the performance version from the standard model. Spring for the Grand Touring model and you get leather upholstery in either black or a limited-edition black-and-white combination, along with the additional comfort and convenience features noted earlier. This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-773 in that model year 2003-2006 Mazda6 vehicles covered by that recall are now covered by this campaign. Blacked-out headlight housings filled with jewel-like projector-beam headlights and turn signals further enhance the effect. 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.
The exterior design is now sharper and even sportier, while the cabin is more comfortable with even higher levels of craftsmanship. 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. Mazda engineers applied a subtle, yet aggressive design to create a refined appearance that resonates with those seeking automotive maturity and refinement. Each and every moving part is stronger, more rigid and more durable. You slip out the clutch and step on the throttle and, well, the power tempts you, so you rev, rocket along, hit a flat spot in the upper rpm range, shift and — stop at the next red light. Do this a few times and you soon get frustrated, and wish you were driving a Corolla. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-382.
The end result is a design that strikes a perfect balance between being low-key enough to not attract unwanted attention from the authorities and being distinctive enough to make even the causal observer realize this is more than just another ordinary grocery-getter. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, Saipan and Guam. Mazda needs to get a paddle-shifting six-speed automatic into this model yesterday. The use of white leather and plastic with black inserts brightens the interior, adding to the spacious feel. Brass synchronizers were chosen on select gears to minimize shift balking and maximize feel. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party.
Point is, all that crazy fun gets a little tiresome on a typical daily commute. In fact, many writing careers can be traced all the way back to high school algebra class where scribes-to-be arrive at the conclusion that distancing themselves from any occupation requiring more than rudimentary arithmetic will likely result in maximum happiness and success. The all-wheel-drive system uses Mazda's Active Torque Split computer-based control, which routes up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels depending on driving conditions. Those deservedly go to the steering, which offers plenty of road feel under normal conditions and has a nice heft to it in aggressive corners; the brakes that are well-modulated in everyday traffic and very effective under full pressure; and handling characterized by negligible body roll and a near-perfect balance between over and understeer. Other than that, this performance variant of the successful Mazda 6 offers a competitive level of comfort, with nicely finished plastics and seats that look like they are made of durable materials.