What used Mazda 6 estate will I get for my budget?
£5000 will get you an early Mazda 6 with well over 100,000 miles, so we’d suggest you increase your budget to £9000 for an example with an average number of miles on it. Better yet, spend £11,000-£12,000 and you’ll find plenty of refreshed 6 Tourers with the improved interior and better infotainment system. £17,500-£18,000 is what you’ll need for a year-old car.
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How much does it cost to run a Mazda 6 estate?
Happily, not all that much when compared with some of its rivals. The least efficient petrol engine offers 47.9mpg combined economy and £140 road tax, but the diesel we recommend is rated at 67.3mpg and costs a measly £20 in comparison per year in tax. The more powerful 173bhp diesel drops this figure down to 61.4mpg, and costs £120 per year to tax.
If you’re buying a 6 Tourer registered after the 1 April 2017 tax change, it will set you back £140 per year, no matter which version it is.
Mazda does offer fixed-price maintenance; this will give you a price menu of how much common maintenance operations such as changing the brake discs or pads are, which you can then use to compare prices with independent garages in your area. Mazda also offers extended servicing plans to cater for different ownership and usage requirements, and the 6 should be about average for the class in terms of servicing costs.