Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mazda 6 saloon?
Mazdas have a reputation for being sound bits of kit, but clutches on the 6 have been a weak spot. A vibrating clutch has been a problem on diesels, but this is easily cured by a visit to a dealer, who will fit a modified part, usually free of charge.
A fair number of owners (of diesel and petrol cars) have also reported total - and premature - clutch failure with fewer than 30,000 miles on the clock. However, when this has happened in the past, dealers have picked up the bill for a replacement.