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4 out of 5 stars

For The 6 is well made, affordable and roomy. It's also sweet to drive and good-looking

Against The ride is often too firm in town and the car can be noisy on the motorway

Verdict It does most things well and almost nothing badly, so it's an excellent second-hand buy

Go for… 1.8 TS

Avoid… 2.3 MPS

Mazda 6 Hatchback
  • 1. S trim is at the bottom of the range, but still has plenty of kit, including air-con and a CD player
  • 2. A few owners have reported clutch failure on both diesels and petrols with fewer than 30,000 miles on the clock
  • 3. The view out of the back is limited by the high bootline, making reversing tricky
  • 4. The boot is a good size and the seats drop quickly at the touch of single button if you need to extend the space
  • 5. Rear-seat accommodation is comfortable; three will fit across
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