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Love this car. by AT in Maryland on 12/24/2008. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Touring, Owned 3 years.
Pros: The V6 engine provides lots of power. Very zippy and very fun to drive.
Cons: The turning radius is poor, requires 3 lanes to complete a U-turn.
Overall review: Feels and looks like a sportcar but functions perfectly as a family sedan.
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Stay Away From! by Minime on 02/16/2013. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 i, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Only the appearance.
Cons: I bought this car brand new in 2005, and I have taken pretty good care of it. However, it has not treated me the same in return. It has had a stalling issue for over an year that the dealer or other mechanic shops can't figure out. My brake booster went out one day giving no warning signs. The headliner came down and my passenger side window stopped working at 60,000 miles.You will need to replace the battery every 2 years, which is not a big problem. I would definitely NOT recommend this car to anyone.
Overall review: Poor Quality
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Best car I've owned by Kiki on 04/30/2012. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 i 5-Door, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Love it!
Overall review: I love my car lol
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Mazda 6 - V6 wagon - 2005 by An MSN Autos Consumer on 07/10/2011. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 s 5-Door, Owned 5 years.
Pros: One of a few wagons that were available on the market for decent price. Nice look/appeal. Spacious. Uses regular gas. No power train problems so far.
Cons: Silly design and/or quality flaws: the trunk cover spring broke after ~30kmi, dashboard compartment plastic hinges after ~40kmi. LED display panel went sour after ~30kmi, and more problems of the type. Front seats are about 2 inches too short. Lot of cheap and unreliable plastic. Worse AC (though automatic) than my 1999 Camry's (manual). Heavy and sluggish (V6). Substandard mileage (~20mi/gal combined) for 3.0L engine. 5-20W oil is not that common - you pay premium at oil changes. Expensive maintenance (e.g. tires).
Overall review: Decent vehicle for the price, but is not a Japanese (or Korean) design... Robust, but expect a lot of small pains or inconveniences...
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Good sporty familly car...after 28 000 km by happy cruiser in Vancouver, BC on 07/18/2010. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 s 5-Door, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Style, handling, sound system, gas mileage, cargo capacity and much more. I went from Volvo to a Mazda and I am pleased. I was able to put 3 child car seat across (maybe that has to do more with the kind of seat themselves). some option for minor tuning (performance and looks) out there if you want to customize
Cons: The biggest adjustment for me was going from turbocharged engine to a Natural Aspire one (well my last 5 cars were forced fed)... the 4Cyl is quite capable to keep up but just enough power to get you into trouble but not enough torque to get you out of it. I miss big time the memory seat, my wife and I share the car and it's hard to find the sweet spot without it. The door feels paperthin in comparisson to other cars
Overall review: very pleased, I was really surprised at it's overall performance for handling, it's feels planted to the ground, steering feeling good feedback (though awful turning radious!), suspension feels sportier enough but plushy for cruising with the family, oveall good except for power delivery... for it's price and value... it beat the Acura's TL & TSX, SAAB 9-3, Volvo S40, Toyota Avalon, Subaru Impreza that I tested during my search about 2 years ago
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