2006 Mazda MAZDASPEED6

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The Mazda MAZDASPEED6 is powered by a 274-horsepower 2.3-liter direct-injection turobocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission with an Active Torque-Split All-Wheel-Drive system. The torque transfer system adjusts ...
The Mazda MAZDASPEED6 is powered by a 274-horsepower 2.3-liter direct-injection turobocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission with an Active Torque-Split All-Wheel-Drive system. The torque transfer system adjusts front/rear torque distribution and selects between Normal, Sports and Snow (slippery) modes to provide most power and traction under all conditions. A torque-sensing limited-slip differential (borrowed from the Mazda RX-8) optimizes torque and ensures excellent power delivery when cornering or on slippery surfaces. The interior is fitted with black cloth sports seats, alloy pedals, stainless steel inserts on the doors sills, chrome-plated door handles, silver power window switches and the instrument panel has a unique carbon fiber trim look. Compared to the Sport, the Grand Touring adds leather-trimmed heated seats with 8-way power adjustment and adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat. Also available for the Grand Touring is an electric tilt-and-slide moonroof.
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Quick Facts
  • Engine: 274 horsepower
  • Seating: 5 passengers
  • Driving Range: 302 - 398 miles
  • Drive: All-Wheel Drive
  • Cargo Capacity: 12.4 cu. ft.
2006 Mazda MAZDASPEED6 reviews by MSN Autos

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2006 Mazda MAZDASPEED6 Video Review
2006 Mazda Speed6 (MazdaSpeed)
The engine is a brawny 274 horsepower direct-injected and turbocharged 2.3-liter in-line 4 that also works…

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  • Styling9.2
  • Performance9.5
  • Interior9.2
  • Quality9.2
  • Recommendation9.5
Owner
  • Styling8.0
  • Performance10
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality6.0
  • Recommendation8.0
The laid back, more mature Evo/STi by Stavesacre21 from Lima, OH on 10/15/2008. Trim: 2006 Mazda MAZDASPEED6 Grand Touring, Owned 1 year.
5
Pros: Power to Burn, Turbo, Excellent Brakes, Stable Handling, Plush Interior, HIDs, Auto up/down on all 4 windows, Gas Mileage, AWD, Lower Resale, No goofy space shuttle wing or scoop, Sleeper, Great mix of performance while still being pamperd.
Cons: Hit-or-miss problems, Infamous studder, Ridiculous stock clutch, Rear fold-down seats require removing trunk lining, Lower Resale, Factory GPS could be more user-friendly, Mazda Service slow as a snail, Comes with summer tires - MUST HAVE all-seasons for winter weather (this is mandatory), You'll want a garage for it, where's the boost gauge!?
Overall review: The Mazdaspeed6 has left me with a bittersweet taste. On one hand, I love driving it, as it's proven to be an extremely fun car to drive. It's mileage has been really good for a turbo (22/twn, 28/hwy in my findings). With 06 being the release year, there have been very hit-or-miss findings of problems, while others experience nothing at all. There exists a "studder" that most 06 MS6 owners experience that doesn't go away, nor does Mazda have an explanation for it. Again, some experience, some dont. The stock clutch is extremely tricky to learn, so much so that a TSB was issued by Mazda for those not happy with theirs. If you're looking for an MS6, you can pick one up for a great deal right now, however trying to sell experiences the other downside...low resale. Overall tho, with all the bad, I still love my MS6. For what it is, it's a GREAT car if you're looking for similar performance to the Evo or STi, but without all the extra hooplah that screams look-at-me. A true sleeper.
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