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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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70 reader reviews for Mazda 6 Hatchback.
  • 2.0D 119 TS2 5dr

    David Birchmore , Berkshire . Date: 17/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I own a 53 plate TS2 2.0 petrol model. The principal downfall with this car is the sound when travelling on the motorway. I don’t really find this too much of an issue though because the ample stereo system more than covers the decibels emanating from the road. The steering is sharp and precise meaning the car can be thrown around like a motor half its size. It’s fun to drive at low and high speeds. Parking can be problematic however. The high bootline can mean that it becomes hard to judge distances (maybe it’s because I'm coming from a small rubbish hatchback). The 2.0L model offers nothing more than the 1.8L model so that would be the one to go for). Taxing the car is an abomination, costing over £240 for 12 months (as of 2014). I decided that I wanted to go for a Mazda 6 then started looking. One thing I noticed was that some of them do suffer from rust on the inside of the back wheel arches, so look out for this. My top tip would be to buy a model that has a bullet proof full service history, otherwise, you’re asking for trouble.

  • 2.0D 119 TS2 5dr

    Richard Miller , West Lothian . Date: 12/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Just got rid of my 2005 TS2 Mazda 6 after 40k and 6 great years driving her. Absolutely gutted to get rid of her but my mechanic gave her a death sentence as the sills had rusted to bits on both sides and she needed 4 new suspension springs after only 40k miles!! (other car is a Y reg Vauxhall Astra which only needed springs after 80k!). Her brake pipes were also beginning to corrode and I drive only 3k per year! Parts are very expensive and don't last long which is a shame as apart from the sills rusting and the springs she was a great car. I won't however be buying another Mazda anytime soon as I feel badly let down by Mazda due to the issues with a car that should have lasted many more years. I have switched to another Japanese manufacturer instead and am hoping my new car will last a lot longer than my beloved Mazda.

  • 2.0D 141 Sport 5dr

    Phillip Underwood , Essex . Date: 12/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I purchased this car new in 2006 and first impressions were very positive,the car is pretty much fully loaded as standard. being the TD model my car was fitted with the DPF and here is where my problems began,unless you do high mileage the dpf deposits unburnt fuel back to the sump, every time i dipped the oil it was halfway up the dipstick diluting the oil.Eventually the dpf warning light comes on and the car goes into limp you home mode, Mazda has no cure for this except to tell you to do more miles!I eventually swapped the car for a petrol model which has been 100% reliable

  • 2.0 145 TS 5dr

    bob mason , durham . Date: 06/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Having owned my 6 since feb 07 and having previously owned 2 vectras which I was very pleased with I am generally pleased overall with the 6. Its quick, smooth, comfortable, agile and fairly economical for a 2.0l petrol (33 ish round town,40ish on a run). Economy is dictated by how heavy your right foot is...The level of equipment is very good, but quality is lacking in areas such as seat coverings,carpeting and the paint is so thin and soft the slightest contact will cause damage. My pet hates are, it mists up very easily and takes ages to de-mist, reverse gear can be a pain to engage, very poor vision on reversing, the drivers electric window has an intermittent fault, and I am just starting to get some clutch judder after 14000 miles. Its due a service in a couple of months so I will ask the dealer to check any problems out. The only problem I had with the car was a blown manifold gasket witch took the dealer 3 days to fix (I had a courtesy car),but upon recieving the car back I noticed the lower edge of the front bumper had been scuffed. The dealer denied all knowledge and even though I knew it wasnt there when the car went in, I couldnt prove it..so dealer 1, me 0. Silly things let the car down, but in hindsite I would probably have another mazda, purely on value for money.

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