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?
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.
I bought this car used from a Car Supermarket in February 2008 to replace my Honda Civic with something bigger and more powerful. The Mazda 6 ticks all the boxes for me. The diesel is torquey and responsive whilst the car handles with an agility you would normally associate with a much smaller vehicle. The steering is light and responsive, particularly so when reverse parking. The car is well equipped with plenty of gizmo's. The gearchange can be a bit notchy but this may smooth out with the miles. The boot is large and well shaped (particularly for camping gear!!!). All in all, I would readily recommend this car to anyone looking for a large family hatchback with a bit of spark!
No matter how I carefully I drive I cannot get any better than an average 30MPG. This has been checked by filling tank to the brim and averaging over long runs and short shopping ones. Would greatly appreciate it if those saying that they get something in the order of 40MPG would let me know how they achieve it. Do I need to have something checked and remedied?
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Owned for 1 year, as family runabout Pros good size, general build quality, powershift gearbox, good to drive, low costs Cons handling slighly…
Had this car for 90k from new. A 56 plate. In over 2,000,000 miles driven this one has broken down the most of any car I have had. DO NOT get a 2.0…