We purchased our car new at the local Mazda dealer, and within days of getting the car, the electic window motor packed up.
A month later, the gearbox developed a fault. This meant another trip back to the dealer. Whilst in the hands of the Mazda technicians, the car door was damaged, and needed to be repainted.
One month later we still had the hideous Rover Streetwise we had been given as a courtesy car because the part we needed for the gearbox was coming from Asia.
When we finally got the 6 back, it was quite noticable that the car had been repainted, and the door was a different shade of silver to the rest of the car. When we took the car back to the dealers to complain, the workshop manager said that the car was repaired properly, and the paint had been applied very well, although it was a coincidence that he was colour-blind.
After losing the battle with the dealer about the door, we had a bad feeling about the car. The car began to get misted up quite easily, and began to develop a rather foisty sort of smell.
Overall, the car is nice to look at, handles well, and goes well, although the engine is always gruff and noisy. The cabin is of poor quality, and has many rattles and squeaks. Mazda customer service is completely shocking!
I have owned this car for 18 months. I also get clutch judder, mainly when slowing down and changing down the box. Also, the onboard computer is next to useless. Regardless of what it says in the average litres per 100 miles bit, be this 7.9 or 9.4, whenever i check the fuel consumption manually it is always doing about 43 to 44 mpg. Also, the computer tells me i have 90 miles range left and then the car runs out of fuel. But the dealer checked it with his computer and tells me their are no faults. So thats OK then. Overall I would recommend this car - plenty of leg roomroom in the back even though I have the drivers seat all the way back. Will consider the replacement when it is out.
I am about to change my Mazda due to the increased mileage I am now doing. I have found that the sports suspension is now getting to me (its an age thing). However i do not drive like an old man; when i have tried to i have reached 38 MPG, however most of the time i get 29 MPG and thats driving it, well, shall we say assertively. The interior is excellent good spec on the sports (less sat-nav), Boss sound system is perfect! Servicing costs me £265.00 a go which ain't too bad.
It has to be said its one of the prettiest cars on the road today. I just wish i had chosen the softer ride version.
I had a 136psi deisel 2.0 TS2 from July 2003 until July 2006 and thought it was brilliant. I achieved the overall 47-48 mpg average per the reviews and the manual.When it was time to replace my contract lease car in 2006 I considered another '6, Accord, Mondeo and Passat, I nearly opted for the Passat then thought, 'better off with the devil you know.' I have an '06 143psi deisel TS2, it still drives great but I no longer get the claimed fuel consumption, it has averaged as poor as 32 mpg on a trip from Glasgow-Aberdeen and back, and has occasionaly averaged 37-39 mpg. I have discussed the variation in economy between my two Mazda6s with a few dealers and corresponded with Mazda, however, they do not acknowledge that thre is anything wrong, given that the computor says car is Ok. Seems like there is nothing wrong, although they still advertise 47-48 mpg ave consumption. I have to admit that it feels Ok when driven, but what's the point of a deisel with similar consumption to the petrol equivalent?
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