Used Mazda 6 Saloon 2002 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

2002 - 2007 review
Mazda 6 Saloon (02 - 07)
  • Mazda 6 Saloon (02 - 07)
  • Mazda 6 Saloon (02 - 07)
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What's the used Mazda 6 saloon like?

This is a good-looking family car that delivers on all fronts, and it should stay bullet-proof provided you service it properly (and the previous owner did the same, of course).

Older Mazdas may have had dull bodies and cabins, but this is one handsome beast. The quality of the materials used inside is impressive and the workmanship looks to be among the best.

It's also nicely set up to drive - the steering is direct and it handles tidily. The ride's generally comfortable, too: although it's a bit firm at low speeds, it settles down nicely once the pace picks up. Refinement isn't too bad, either: the cabin is hushed, even on the motorway, although - whatever engine you have - you'll have to put up with some engine noise when you work it hard.

Drivers will also appreciate their seat, which suits all shapes and sizes, and the good view to the front. However, the view to the back is nipped by the high bootline, making reversing tricky.

Last, but not least, the space inside is generous for passengers and luggage alike, and the rear seats drop quickly and simply if you need to extend the already sizeable boot.