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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.
  • 2.3 Sport 5dr

    marie honey , devon . Date: 02/01/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car from new and am very pleased with its overall performance.I have lots of comments about the smoothe ride it gives,the comfortable leather seats,the sound system, the bootsize, and the great excelleration .It's a goodlooking car.i am looking for a smaller car,but don't know what will match up to it.

  • 2.0D 141 TS2 5dr

    stewart farquharson Date: 23/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Changed from my mondeo tdci sport a couple of months ago....and miss it.I was averaging about 48mpg with the ford but according to the Mazdas joke of a trip computer i am getting 39-41mpg all told not great for a diesel.I like the drivers seat to be well back as i have long legs but this left my daughter who is in a car seat behind me with no room. My other daughter who is older had no chance.There is no room to the right of the accelerator to place your foot for a stretch. I find the drivers seat not that comfortable as i am big the seat seems quite small compaired to the mondeo.Its not all bad news it drives well enough its acceleration is good sits well on the motorway,the steering is responsive and and lighter than the mondeo its a nice car to look at and has a great bose stereo.I have really tried to like this car and can see why some people like it but it just does not do it for me.

  • 2.0D 141 TS 5dr

    adam usher Date: 07/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!

  • 2.0D 134 Sport 5dr

    david rice , lincs . Date: 01/12/2007
    • 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

    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.

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