Thinking of buying a mazda 6
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.
- 6 GH (2008-2012)
Faulty auto gear box
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...de 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?
Purchased in July 2016 for $11,000.
Mazda 6 Sport Wagon 2013 petrol 2.5ltr Skyactiv
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...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.
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.
Purchased in June 2021 for $7,500.
Nice car to drive but a few things could do better
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...tup. 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.
Purchased in November 2021.
Could be better, refer to items below.
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...
Purchased in July 2020.
An open & honest appraisal of my Mazda 6
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.
Purchased in October 2015 for $28,000.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Appearance is good, but build quality is really bad
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.
Purchased in July 2016.
Best car around - bang for buck
This car has the state of the art features and the most luxurious leather interior. Definitely value for money.
It is smooth to drive with the added feature of now being a turbo.
Love love love this car!
Purchased in May 2021 at Mazda Dealers for $55,555.
Why so low???
I drive daily. Great car to drive with great internal finish
But they have sacrificed style for practicality. Ive lived in my house for thirty years had multiple cars Toyota Corolla Holden commodore, Honda Accord x2 but this is the first car that bottoms out entering the garage. If I get the entry angle wrong it scrapes and it has caused the wheel arch liner to come off - beware. Take care entering car parks and speed humps
Purchased in February 2021.
Great design, built badly and average support
This could have been a lovely car. The interior is exquisite in style and material choices. The engine is pokey and it is practical as an everyday car.
However it isn't very well made. So far I have had lots of issues with with trim rattling, squeaking and wearing. At 2 years old and only 30,000km the steering wheel has been replaced due to the leather cracking, the guides for the front passenger headrest have had to be changed due to a rattle, the drivers window squeaks despite the weatherstrip already being changed, the ICC screen was failin...g and the replacement is better but still glitches. Now, still unresolved is a cracking sound from the dash area when you hit a mild bump in the road and a knocking from under the instrument panel. Finally, the windscreen wipers automatic function is appalling and basically unusable. What is worse is just how hard it is to get anything fixed under warranty. The dealers have to sight the problem themselves and often miss it on test drives and Mazda Australia just dismisses any emails you send them referring you back to the dealer. During the honeymoon period with this car, we foolishly purchased a 2019 Mazda 3 Astina and it is even worse. Last time we are getting Mazda's.
Skilled technicians non existent
I've owned my new Mazda 6 Altenza for almost 12 months and love the car, the issue is the lack of skilled technicians to service my vehicle and the lack of support or interest from Mazda Australia.
These are there words re a service issue I had from Mazda Australia......
Thank you for your recent contact regarding your Mazda 6.
We regret to learn of your experience with West End Mazda and understand you have requested Mazda Australia intervene and assist in resolving this matter for you.
As all Mazda dealers operate as individual franchises a...
Purchased in January 2020.
Competence, reliable and drives well.
Bought the Mazda 6 wagon Sport, with 140k's on the clock, in March 2018, replacing a very unreliable Mercedes.
The things I like about this car.
It drives well, very neutral handling, good brakes, very zippy, slick transmission.
All functions are intuitive, the cruise control is easy, lights and wipers are where they should be, the air cons easy to use, and reasonably quiet.
The stereos good, and connects well to all devices, even ancient Ipods.
The sat/nav is a TomTom unit and as such is very user friendly.
The rear seats fold down very eas...
Purchased in March 2018 at Penfolds Burwood for $14,000.
Best value for money ever
Bought this Sedan GG 2l Gasoline born 2002 from the first owner 5 years ago. 127000 Km on the clock, it now shows 195k. When I took the car over, it was in immaculate condition, as it is nowadays. Never had any trouble, only to change a bulb, tyres and one minor and common issue (clogged air throttle valve), a 20 minutes job. Had it never serviced, just one oil change and one single adjustment of the oil level. Ok, I'm an elderly and gently driving person. And the car is kept in garage and not used in winter time. But it looks and drives almost like new despite its 18 years and high mileage. A very persuasive experience.
Purchased in April 2015 at Switzerland for $5,000.
Great car, just a few niggles away from being perfect
My first real modern car. Bought it second hand with 50,000ks. Used to commute to work, family trips, main workhorse. Overall extremely impressed. Good points, chassis is taught and gives great driving poise when cornering, gearbox is seamless with 3 different gear change options, interior quality is excellent, fuel efficiency excellent due to a lot of little things, low weight, low profile, stop-start, capacitor that charges on braking. Things they could improve, not much, I did have to pull the doors apart and fix the Bose speakers, there was...faulty(cheap) paint applied in the Mexican Bose factory so the noise was awful. Once I fixed, great. I’ve also had a problem where sometimes I lose drive for 2-3s and the car coasts along. I’ve worked out to change down gears and it jerks it out of it. The boot is small in the wagon but it’s managed to satisfy our needs, just make sure you see it first, still bigger lengthways than a CX-5. Sounds a bit like a tractor when you start it up but settles into a very subdued sound. Would be nice for a bit more aural engagement. The engine is adequate nothing more but you can use the flappy paddles to shift down to hurry it along if you want. Suspension for me is a tad floaty but just by a small margin, you can see they’ve softened it for the cosseted, adult driver rather than the spirited corner lover. I would by one again in a heartbeat, so reliable. I’ve put 100,000ks on no problem. If I had the money I’d go for the newer turbo engine. For now I’ll just keep this great car.
Purchased in September 2017 for $19,500.
Questions & Answers
Under my 2008 awd 6 speed 2.5ltr GH series Mazda 6 or altenza as they are called in New Zealand is a square hole under that motor in which I can see what looks to be the fly wheel. from the hole I get the odd oil leak. Is this something I should worry about. Its not noticeable oil usage wise as yet.
What does maintenance free timing chain mean in the Mazda six touring wagon 2012
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|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km||7 L/100km||7.6 L/100km||7.6 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||140kW @ 6000rpm||170kW @ 5000rpm||170kW @ 5000rpm|
|Max Torque||252Nm @ 4000rpm||252Nm @ 4000rpm||420Nm @ 2000rpm||420Nm @ 2000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016|
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