Handles like a dreamGL (Sedan) Atenza (2016-2023)
My first new car. Have had my eyes on it fora while. Love the interior and drives smoothly.
Best car I've owned6 GH (2008-2012)
I bought my Mazda6 GH luxury sports back in 2017. The engine was gone due to overheating (blown radiator) and they drive it until it stopped. I bought it with 460000km that's right... 460000km! I put a low KM engine in it with the matching gearbox (only because the original one was noisy) and just drove it. I have the full service history on it. The only issues I've had apart from routine service is tyres getting a bit noisy at the towards the end of their life and I have replaced the bose amp twice. I have now upgraded the head unit and done a... Read moreway with the factory system. Fuel economy is great. I average 7- 8lp100 km city driving and 6.5-7 on the highway (cruse control at 110kmh) I still use it every day and it's now got 560000km on it and it's going strong apart from 2nd gear gets a bit crunchy if u change gears quickly. This has been and still is the best car I have had and I've owned i have had alot of vehicles over the years. Sure it's not the fastest but it's zippy and u do need 2 keep ur eye on the speedo as it creeps up on you and comfortably will sit on high speeds and that feels like 80kmh. All in all its a great comfortable, well balanced, great handling, good performance and a safe car that looks good.
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They destroyed the car with the CVTGL (Sedan) Touring (2016-2023)
Good looking car, very smooth and comfortable. Interior is very spacious. Nice set of options.
But the CVT is very poorly tuned. it is jerky, unable to select the right gear.
MAZDA 6 GH LTD EDITION6 GH (2008-2012)
I've owned my Mazda 6 Gh Ltd for 5 years now it hasn't missed a beat or caused any problems.
I brought the LTD model gen 2 leather interior sun roof , in velocity red. Mean pearl in paint an 18 inch factory wheels. I highly recommend these cars won't be going to anything else. Its my daily driver brought it at 87,ooo km done 168km now . Definitely my last car to buy.
Leather seats with 3 memory selections on drivers side. Bluetooth an bose speakers . I have the sedan model but the hatch looks great with the spoiler . An paddel shift too hope that helps
The Sort of Car Everyone Really Wants6 GG/GY (2002-2007)
The Mazda6 is the sort of care everyone really wants to own: totally reliable, good handling, practical, good on fuel and easy to service and repair yourself.
Every now and then carmakers produce a car that has none of the irritations that go with car ownership: minor electrical faults, a component that needs to be replaced more often than it should, noisy on the road and so on; the Mazda6 is one of them.
Expect 6.8 litres per 100 kilometers if you live in a rural area (that's over 42 imperial mpg). Not bad for a mid sized 2.3 litre car. Hand... Read moreling is excellent, as good as a 3 series BMW without the eye watering expenses that come with the latter. The car has a comfortable driving position and good vision all around. There is plenty of room inside and a decent sized boot. It also has all the things you need like good air conditioning/climate control and none of the things that you don't like heated seats and other useless items which bust and cost a month's pay to fix. These cars are relatively easy to work on. You don't need an extensive set of tools and there are plenty of aftermarket parts available so you don't have to be robbed by the stealership for a water pump or a set of shocks. Furthermore, there is quite a bit of space in the engine bay and underneath so you don't need to be a octopus to change the plugs or oil filter. This model dates from the time when Ford effectively owned Mazda and used a lot of Ford parts (my one even had Ford branded plugs in it). A positive outcome of this relationship was that Ford showed Mazda how to build a car that was not as bland as a microwave oven. Another plus is that these cars are actually made in Japan which is an indication that the overall quality should be pretty good.
Quick comparison Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 sedansGL (Sedan) Touring (2016-2023)
Sedan Mazdas better than hatches? The sedan Mazda 6 is ten inches higher and ten inches longer than the sedan Mazda 3. It is only an inch or so wider. So think about the better fuel economy of a 2 ltr mazda 3 with a vision pack and safety kit. Much better on your pocket!Show details
Fuel pump failure after 110000 km on my 2015 mazda 6GJ Sedan (2013-2016)
Fuel pump failed after 110000 km on my 2015 mazda 6. Bought new, fully serviced with mazda. Metal fragments found throughout fuel system. Surely this is another model that mazda needs to do a recall on the fuel pump. If mazda does not come to the party and accept some responsibility through Mazdacare, the current quote to repair is over $7000! So far, no go.Show details
Thinking of buying a mazda 66 GH (2008-2012)
Thinking about buying a mazda 6 .2010 model is it worth buying one and will it last me a long time. Never bought a mazda before just wont to know if it's worth it.Show details
Faulty auto gear box6 GH (2008-2012)
My Mazda 6 Classic S/W has been the best car we ahve ever owned, dood on petrol, comfortable and still stylish today. Except the auto started to make juddering noises at 1,500 revs ay 60klms while trying to down or up change. I had it looked at a reputable auto gear box firm and I was informed the problem was a glaze that had formed on the front plate and when the when it was trying to change gear it was bouncing on and off the plate trying bind. That was Xmas 2021 so I had to waih unti Jan 2022 to have it repaired. Drove around in manualy mo... Read morede until then. Now having had the repair done and $4,200.00 later I picked it up and after driving it home it was ok. The next day not so good, as the vibration came back, it thumped into gear, and for some reason in cruise mode at 80klm a very loud screaching whistle like 1,000,00 crickets filled the car. Turned it off. Then it started to thump in the gear while driving, needless to say it is back at the workshop and they can't find what is wrong with it? Everything was repalce in the rebuild is it as simple as a computer malfunction and needs to be reprogrammed?
Mazda 6 Sport Wagon 2013 petrol 2.5ltr SkyactivGJ Wagon (2013-2016)
Negatives: Have owned this vehicle for over a year now & I still struggle to get comfortable in it. Roof line is way too low iam 6ft tall and bump my head on terrible angle from A pillars to front doors entry & exit, & front seats don't adjust low enough for us taller Australians. Rear seat entry and exit is better. Too many buttons to adjust the cruise control, risking your eyes on the road, a toggle stick would be better. Annoying istop system I always forget to disengage, with starter motor already replaced under warranty & battery replaced... Read more under warranty. Has a tendency to use engine oil between services, only done 140k kms. Harsh ride but handles well, together with road noise that is always heard. Sound of motor lacks character even with the dual exhaust it sounds hollow. Positives: excellent fuel economy 7.9 ltrs/100kms around town, 6.7 ltr/100kms freeway driving. 6 spd auto gearbox with manual sport mode & steering paddles is excellent. Aircon with econo mode is cold & excellent. Reverse camera & sensors are very handy with the lack of visibility through the low roof line. Brakes are excellent & so is the turning circle.
Ultimate sleeper car.6 GG/GY (2002-2007)
This car is amazing. I have an 07 series 2 classic sports sedan, it now has 225k just reconditioned the 5 speed sports shift auto. It is so much more than just a car. Handles incredibly, acceleration is totally insane. Well not many cars will take you off at the lights but on the other hand with the variable cam timing it just purrs along when you need. Maintaining 110kmh up a hill like M1 for instance takes no effort. It is also quite economical even if you are giving it the business.
Love my Mazda.
Nice car to drive but a few things could do betterGL (Sedan) GT (2016-2023)
Bought a second hand 2018 GL1031 model, 2.5NA engine, 19 inch wheels, leather (not nappa) seats, without the hi-tech gadgets eg., auto lane keeping, 360 degree cam, etc.
It has only got 19K km on the clock and the ex-owner only used it to fetch kids to and from school. Pristine condition!
I have found the leather seats are of lower quality compared to my old GY Mazda 6. I think the material is called leatherette (?) a leather-looking plastic.
The other is the control panel. I think Mazda tried "too hard" to mimic BMW's driver's control se... Read moretup. I need to know the knob well and what buttons around the the knob to correctly control the screen. The car is comfortable to drive and steering is feather light, probably a bit too light to feel the road.
Could be better, refer to items below.GL (Sedan) Sport (2016-2023)
I have had my Mazda 6 sedan for about fifteen months. Mostly I am happy with the car.
* The standard Toyo tyres are generally ok but not as good in certain situations, like on rutted roundabouts and uneaven surfaces. For the previous fifteen years I had been used to Pirelli tyres and will buy these as replacements when due.
* The airconditioning vents are not well positioned, especially on the driver's side. They don't move sideways enough if you like air in your face, unless you crank it up and then it is too noisy. Also, the left side of th
An open & honest appraisal of my Mazda 6GJ Sedan (2013-2016)
I am retired & use this car as my daily driver as personal transport mainly for myself & my wife, occasionally including other family members. I have it serviced every 12 months even travelling less than 7000ks a year. I have never had any problems with it.Show details
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Appearance is good, but build quality is really bad6
Mazda 6 GT 2015 model bought from Mazda. From the day 1 squeaky noise coming when in turning. Till date Mazda couldn't figure it out and fix it. For the last couple of years, the rim coating is peeling off and looks really ugly. They say this is because of the car wash chemical I used. I always use Mcguiar's gold wash and I know it is good. So in my view, the quality of Mazda is bad. Stay away from Mazda.Show details
Questions & Answers
Hi I have a 2009 Mazda 6 luxury sport just wondering if a gearbox from a 2009 mazda 6 will fit in it only difference if the specs that the luxury version has
Hi hoping someone can help me with a problem.. i have a 2008 mazda 6 2.5L i have just had the battery replaced and everything has gone back to factory settings.. i have fixed most of the issues except for sensor dash lights and headlamps coming on automatically when i start car up in the dark.. unit does not have auto function on switch.. does anyone have any ideas how to override sensor or how to turn off this function of having lights coming on when its dark
Hi, does anyone know when exactly the Mazda 6 2.5 L Skyactive models got the engine with the cylinder deactivation function? I think it was about 2017 or 18.
Does the model number, e.g. 1031, give a clue to this?
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|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Wagons|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||19" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km||7.6 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||140kW @ 6000rpm||170kW @ 5000rpm||140kW @ 6000rpm||140kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||252Nm @ 4000rpm||420Nm @ 2000rpm||252Nm @ 4000rpm||252Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
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