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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

    Eddie Lewis , Shropshire . Date: 17/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    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.

  • 2.0D 141 TS2 5dr

    Stephen Keating Date: 27/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    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?

  • 1.8 S 5dr

    Lynda Bracegirdle , Cheshire . Date: 07/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    I bought this car in 2002 because I wanted a roomy vehicle with a bit more shuzz than my previous saloons / hatchbacks, and despite it being just the S model, I have never regretted it.

    Although I cannot comment as some readers do, about technical stuff etc., I can say It has been great fun and totally reliable.

    I have not experienced even one problem with the car. Fuel economy could be better, but servicing costs have been very reasonable and apart from someone NOT replacing the oil seals once, I have been very satisfied with the dealers that overtime, have serviced the car.

    The 6 is my favourite car to date, and despite what my friends call 'abuse' (including bad habits like, riding the clutch & over-revving) even now, with 119,000 miles on the clock it still gives me everything I need, both around town and over the hundreds of motorway miles, I am obliged to do.

    Previously, I replaced my cars every 2 years.so had never experienced a vehicle out of warrenty. I got a bit jittery when my 60,000 miles were up. However, true to the form - it just kept going.

    I have been thinking about getting a new car recently - but am loathe to swap my trusted, sort of sporty workhorse.

    I am curious to know what the max mileage is for this model before it starts costing the owner in repairs etc.,

  • 2.0 TS 5dr

    Fredrik Rich , West Yorkshire . Date: 04/10/2007
    • 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

    As my new car had been held up I have had the pleasure of a Mazda 6 loan car for the past week now. Having previously test driven a 2.3 Sport back in 2005 my expectations weren't particularly high. I felt that model was a little unresponsive and had a poor ride quality. However, I suspect now that the car wasn't properly run in.

    The 2.0 TS I have had is a very pleasant car to drive. It is very grippy in the corners and the steering response is certainly decent by modern standards. The ride quality is exceptionally smooth, and the 2.0 engine is adequately powerful under most circumstances. The clutch has a rather high biting point which means its a little too easy to stall it sometimes!

    I put a full tank of fuel in the car, and have been surprised by just how long it is lasting. The official figure puts combined fuel economy in the 35s and that is probably realistic. Mazdas are supposed to be pretty reliable so I would expect it to last pretty well.

    The quality of the cabin is a little bit of a let down compared with my last car - a Vauxhall Vectra. It doesn't feel as well put together, though at least everything seems logically laid out. The seats are very comfy and have a wide range of adjustment, and the cabin is very roomy indeed. The boot is pretty big, though it could do with being a little deeper for my liking.

    Overall a pretty good car, though for me it would have to be an automatic.

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