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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 TS 5dr

    chris wright Date: 28/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    1 year old and has more sqeaks/rattles than the Passat I sold (with 164k on clock).

    Reasonable finish to car but more thirsty than expected. After Sales service from initial dealer is POOR. In first 4 months had to have new set of wheels fitted due to corosion and tailgate gas struts failed. Both repairs took too long to fix. 4 months and 3 weeks respectively. Only happened when I contacted Mazda UK.

    Car may be ok but dealership leaves a lot to be desired. Overal assessment- Disappointed and unlikely to buy another.

  • 2.0 TS 5dr

    Thomas Jones , Durham . Date: 07/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is probably one of the better sub-£20,000 cars you can buy.

    The engine has plenty of power and torque and it does like to rev hard with a noticable step in power at about 3500 rpm. The engines perform very differently depending on CC. The 2.0L is a lot better to drive than the 1.8 and the 2.3 is even better (but more thirsty).

    Gear changes are a bit lumpy from first to second, but good there after. The hydraulic clutch is very light and the brakes are probably the best you'll get on a family car.

    I average about 40mpg mixed driving but the trip computer reads in litres/100 miles, which is very confusing.

    Road noise is noticeable but not as bad as smaller cars. Mazda has included a speed sensor for the radio/CD player, which increases to volume as you speed up so the cabin noise is never a problem.

    Parking can however be a real challenge as the high boot line and window restrict any view from the rear. Adding the spoiler (+£400) does help a lot though and may be worth the extra money in the long run as it gives you something to gauge the back end by.

    In general, and excellent vehicle with plenty of cabbin room for driver and all passengers. Reliability is great with good looks inside and out. Buy it!

  • 2.0 TS2 5dr

    Stuart Roberts , Beds . Date: 28/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an excellent car. I also own a BMW 330d. The Mazda has lighter steering but does get close to the BMW.

    Reversing into parking spaces is very tricky, though. This car really needs rear parking sensors.

    There are many good points. In summary, the car is a great load carrier. In the hatchback version, there is plenty of room in the back seats. The Bose speakers are excellent. The sound quality is better than in my BMW. I also managed to save a substantial amount by ordering the car over the internet. Relatively low insurance and a fuel consumption of around 34mpg (better on long journeys) make it good for running costs as well.

  • 1.8 TS 5dr

    Mark Pattinson Date: 20/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's great.. ideal for a family of four. The boot is masive and the seats fold down well.

    I love the car.

Mazda 6 Hatchback

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