What Car? says
For The Mazda 6 is great to drive, extremely reliable and distinctive
Against The 6 is blighted by limited rear headroom and restricted boot access
Verdict Mazda's 6 saloon is a good car, but the hatchback version is better
Go for… 2.2D 136 TS3
Avoid… 1.8 S
- 1. The saloon body does limit the access to the big boot, but you do get split-folding rear seats that fold down flat to accommodate the largest loads.
- 2. All models come with stability control and six airbags.
- 3. Servicing costs are typical for this class of car, but Mazda's reliability record means bills should be kept to a minimum.
- 4. The older 2.0-litre diesel engine can suffer with lubrication problems, where fuel finds its way into the oil system