I've had my Mazda 6 MPS for just over 8 months now and found it to be a fantastic car,a real wolf in sheeps clothing.I bought a pre registered model with 100 miles on the clock and got a big saving on the new price. It is a family size car you can drive like a normal 1.8 or it can put a smile on your face all day long with its 256 bhp performance. Build quality is good and it has all the toys on it that you would expect,including sat nav. I have just had it serviced and it was very resonable compared to other cars in this class. I have only one word to some up this car, FANTASTIC!
Owned the car for a month now. Great performance and handling, although the steering could do with more feel. Equipment levels are good, with a very comfortable driving position. Long journeys are dealt with ease. MPG on the motorway is surprising for a car with this HP, I reckon it comes in at 30 mpg easily. Cannot comment on reliability yet, but my last Mazda (RX8) was faultless. I bought an ex-demo, which is the best way to buy the car as the residuals are poor. However if you go in with your eyes open to the running costs, and the residuals, then I reckon that this is a bargain performance car, which handles pragmatic duties as a family car with ease. Note well: If you are buying an ex-demo and it is close to 3000 miles, be aware that the car needs an oil change at 3000 miles. I didn't realise this until after the purchase and missed the opportunity to negotiate the oil change prior to purchase. Ouch!
I bought the car in February 2007 knowing that, if pressed, it would not be fuel-efficient and this has proved to be correct.
I do, however, not regret buying the MPS, as for many years, after a period of real enthusiasm, I have been pretty bored with driving, but the Mazda, as soon as you touch the seat, says 'drive me' and I do. The police have only pulled me over once!
As a near 60-year old, I have almost reverted to my boy racer days. The car is also wonderfully comfortable and well behaved at low speed.
It is really well equipped with the exception of an extra-cost MP3 player. I love the Bose sound system and the whole package is more subtle than the brash Evos and Subarus. It's a stylish wolf in sheep's clothing, although some people would appreciate a more macho engine/exhaust note. I'm happier to forego this so that the 6 CD audio system is crystal clear.
If this car maintains Mazda's renowned reliability, I'll be keeping it for a long time - providing oil is still available and I'm still alive!
I have had a 2.3 MPS for 18 months now and have covered 30,000 miles.
This car is so good to drive, I grin like an idiot as soon as I climb in.
Reliability-wise, it has been 100% perfect, despite its hard life under my right foot.
If you base your car-buying on decisions with your head, don't touch it - it costs a small fortune to run and the depreciation is shocking.
Don't expect to be able to sell it easily, especially with the way petrol prices and road tax are going - my purchasing decision was 100% heart on this one.
I was thinking of changing my wife's BMW for a 6 diesel estate to cut my running costs to the office a bit, but was rather suprised to read a lot of bad reviews about the engines. I had a 6 Estate TS2 before the MPS and that was flawless as well - it did over 50,000 miles, although I did not have the diesel before.
I might look at a second-hand Mondeo TDCi instead. Because nobody likes them, they are a bit of a second-hand bargain.
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