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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.
  • 2.0 145 TS2 5dr

    Roderic Ashley , City & County of Swansea . Date: 27/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned two Mercedes C Class previously, it took a while to adapt to the rather characterless Mazda. Controls were not as intuitive as M-B and needed to study handbook. However, it performs well, has been very reliable and swallows masses of luggage without impact on performance. Engine noise somewhat high at M-way speeds and driver's seat lacks supportiveness in lower spine and at shoulder height. Not always easy to reverse. Other than these matters, it's a fine car with zesty performance and plenty of style. Ease of rear-seat flat folding is excellent engineering. Local dealer is good and fought my case over slight rust in rear wheel-arches -- looked after my interests well and no recurring problems. I'd be tempted by another Mazda 6.

  • 2.0 145 TS 5dr

    David Brown , Wiltshire . Date: 17/10/2008
    • 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
      29

    My car

    I previously owned a Renault Megane 1.6 Sport Coupe, but due to ageing parents it was becoming increasing harder to jemmy them into the back of a 2 door car. So in January this year I purchased a 2 litre Mazda 6 TS on an 05 plate with 20k on the clock. I have to be honest and say that I'm impressed with it on many fronts, in particular it's solid build which gives a feeling of well being inside the cabin. The fuel economy has suprised me, especially when you consider there is a 2000cc engine thumping away under the hood, and regularly return over 25MPG around the town, with over 35+MPG on a run, and I would suggest to those bemoaning bad MPG...TRY ACTUALLY DRIVING IT, NOT RACING IT!!. The ride comfort is excellent, with great lumbar support in the drivers seat. There is huge amounts of leg room for my parents in the back, and the climate control ensures great driving experience. You can push it into corners with confidence knowing that it will hold the road superbly for a car of it's size (something BMW fail miserably on in the 3 series). The cabin layout, and finish, although not palatial is still to a very good standard with a great audio/cd player, with dead easy steering wheel controls. It has one of the best 3rd gears I've experienced in a car. If I have one gripe it would be the infuriating dwell at about 2000 revs, but push through that and it sails not problem up to a ton with ease, and will cruise all day at 80 (If plod arn't looking).

  • 2.0 TS 5dr

    Joanne Pagan , Merseyside . Date: 09/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    We purchased this car as a hurried replacement for our Peugeot 407 (nightmare car) and although I can't fault its reliability, I am really not impressed overall. Okay, the 407 had a turbo and I found it's acceleration 2nd to none, but the Mazda (our one anyway) seems to need time to think when you put your foot down! It's incredibly noisy on the motorway, the aircon is fiddly when you're trying to concentrate on the road and I don't find it particulaly economical, only getting an average of 30mpg and paying over £200 a year in road tax. Reversing is also awkward as your line of vision seems obscurred so it's necessary to take it really slowly. On the plus side, it is quite nice to look at (as far as family hatch's go), and has all the useful nooks and crannys necessary for a family car (cup holders etc). The real high point for me is that it handles really well, and holds the road brilliantly in all weathers. Although my husband loves this car and we're going to stick with it while we recover from all the expenditure from our previous car, I personally am not sold on it. Wonder what to try next?

  • 2.0 TS2 5dr

    brendan mcghee , lanarkshire . Date: 08/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    I have owned my mazda from new and apart from clutch judder and a faulty drivers electric window its been a really nice car to drive although after six years of ownership ive noticed an increase in fuel consumption. my main gripe though has been front tyre wear.i am now considering buying a honda civic 2.2diesel.

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