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Good and happy car by Balthazar from Montreal (Canada) on 05/12/2011. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Wagon s, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Bought it new in 2005. Almost no maintenance (but I don't drive that much). Lots of room. Air conditioning and heating good for Montreal. Performance available when needed, but you have to be agressive in your driving to feel it. You can achieve the 7 litres/kilometer on highways when you respect the limits. I like the drive feel at all speeds (but almost never drive it at 140km/h (80 m/h) for gas savings and police risks!)
Cons: Cheap front seats, had to be replaced after 5 years on the driver side. No MP3 inputs, no electric connector for computers (just too early in 2005, these options were just starting to appear). Heavy on gas when you go over limits and in town during winter. I own the 4 cylinders. Original tires were so so, and following high quality Bridgestone were a complete wreck from the start. Don't try tight turns.
Overall review: This car following a 1990 Volks Jetta, I am very, very happy with it. No constant problems. In 6 years, got heavier repairs twice: one for gas pump (very rare occurence, $$$) and once for brake discs (normal, $$). In 2011, I have to change the driver seat and the windows trimmings due to start of rust. Comfortable car, with enough power for my needs. Good and happy! I will keep it for another 4 to 10 years, depending on the overall costs of maintenance and new cars available for my older days.
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Quick and useful by Scooter the Commuter from Chicago on 03/22/2006. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Wagon s, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: It's in a niche of its own. Lots of cargo room but performance and handling are as good as the sedan. I love the looks of the sportwagon. Good power and great handling. Quiet, but very in touch with the road. Likes to be driven..Quality of materials and interior design is exemplary.
Cons: Seat bottoms in front need another inch or two in length, door arm rests are hard plastic. While the materials are attractive, a little padding underneath would be a plus.
Overall review: Of the 20 or so new cars I've bought over the years, the sportwagon is the most fun to drive and is exceptionally versatile also.
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family car that is still fun to drive by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/28/2005. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Wagon s Grand Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: lots of room in front, and also back seats are roomy for car this size. Handles great on Highway for long trips. Excellent touring vehicle. Better then any minivan from a looks and performance standpoint, and gives great cargo and roominess
Cons: a little heavy on gas. Auto tranny sometimes struggles on finding a gear, and moves up gears quite fast, so when you need to speed up, it takes time for engine to get back to proper gear
Overall review: great overall car for teh family
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Best Overall I've Ever Owned by Flynmouth from upstate New York on 08/20/2014. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Wagon s Sport, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Bought it new but in 2006...a left-over. Have never regretted it. Better than average performance and features, all of which still work just fine as I approach 110K miles. Probably the best part is that Mazda feel. Hard to explain but it has to do with feeling like you are driving and in control, rather than just a passenger behind the wheel! Corners like crazy and more than enough acceleration. Lots of room to haul stuff and I have hauled a bunch with it. Two trips to Florida from upstate New York and not a squawk. Sound system is top notch, despite lacking MP3 jack...since they just weren't that common back then.
Cons: Don't really dislike anything. Mileage could be better, though, and driver's seat covering has worn through where seat belt rides on it. Keep getting check engine light for a "179" code. Second time around on that one....bought a code reader to keep shutting it off! Doesn't seem to affect performance.
Overall review: Lives up to the Sport Wagon moniker quite well. Fun to drive. Of course, not as much fun as the wife's Miata but, hey, get real!
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The perfect family car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/09/2012. Trim: 2005 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Wagon, Owned 7 years.
Pros: There isn't anything I do not like about my Mazda6 Sport Wagon. I love the red dash lighting (and it is actually easier on the eyes than most other lighting). I was first concerned that I wouldn't be able to fit a kayak rack on top but soon learned that my 8' kayak will slide in and the hatch will close with little effort. Nice.
Cons: When I bought it I put in an ipod hardwire rig sold at Best Buy so that solved that issue. The factory Bose system is great.
Overall review: When I take it for regular maintenance at the dealer they love seeing it because it was only made a couple of years and they rarely see them. It is a sharp looking vehicle. I Bought it with one owner back in 2007 and it is about to cross the 100k miles mark. Thanks Mazda!
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