2005 Mazda MAZDA6 User Reviews

2005 Mazda MAZDA6 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 21 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews

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gt_swagger writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Hatchback Review
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4

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Power, handling, cargo capacity, flexibility, reasonably priced, aggressive and rugged good looks.

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Aisin 6-speed transmission (see review), Mazda's brazen attitude with issuing a service bulletin for that transmission instead of a recall, below average for the segment warranty at only 6 years / 60K miles, road noise at interstate speed, blind spots, fuel economy.

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An Overall Oustanding Car ... But Buyer Beware Of The Aisin 6-speed Automatic Transmission — An outstanding car, but not without a few weak points (transmission, visibility, warranty, fuel economy ... see pros/cons). Just be sure to carefully verify, if you get the 3.0L V6 from 2005 to 2006 whether your transmission is from the factory, and if so, is it suspectible to service bulletin TSB 05-016/06. On the upside: It has good power, outstanding handling particularly for a FWD car of its size, tremendous cargo capacity and flexibility due to the hatchback, reasonably priced, aggressive and rugged good looks. It is just all around versatile, flexible, reliable, and fun to drive. It encourages you to misbehave when you drive it... and I like that. On the downside: If you have the 3.0L V6, and it is original from the factory from 2005 until early 2006 ... be warned. You have a $5,000 timebomb in your drivetrain. Google search for Mazda Service Bulletin "TSB 05-016/06". Basically there is a defect in the transmission they did not fix in mass manufacturing until early 2006. When it rears its ugly head, it will cause the car to slip out of 4th/5th/6th and in general not want to change between them at all. The defect is in the valve body. A valve body alone is $1,500. A remanufactured transmission is $2,500 with another $2,000 in labor to install it. It is truly horrible that Mazda admits there was a defect but chose to issue a service bulletin instead of a recall. The transmission only appears in the 3.0L V6 model, and only the one using the Aisin made 6-speed automatic. Next time Mazda ... make the transmission yourself instead of getting a junk company nobody has ever heard of to do it. Also, the warranty was only 6 years, 60,000 miles. There is a fair bit of road noise at high interstate speed. And you must check your blind spot *WELL* as the rear pillars basically extend your blind spot. I'd recommend aftermarket side mirror bubble mirrors. You'll struggle to do much better than 25mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Hatchback Review
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Appearance, handling, cargo space

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Wonky stereo, a few cheesy interior bits.

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Practical And A Blast To Drive — Handling and appearance are an order of magnitude better than any other midsize car available when I purchased it. Could use a bit more power, but the 3.0l duratec takes well to modifications. Gas mileage is decent if you don't drive it hard. Cargo capacity is equivalent to a small wagon, outside of a few pieces of furniture there is nothing I own that I can't fit in this car. Interior looks great and is comfortable but there are some minor issues with fit and finish. The Bose stereo sounds good when it works but has some problems. I'd like to replace it but this is impossible without an aftermarket center console.

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Joanna writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Wagon Review
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I love this Mazda model unfortunately  Mazda does not have this model anymore. I have only 32,000 miles on and it runs great!

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NONE

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Love It — It handles superbly and has guts when getting on the highway and shifts ever so smoothly. I have a 6 speed automatic and it reaches 60MPH in 5 seconds, then cruises right along. It has great cargo space especially for delivering our big screen to our home. For a 6 cylinder it gets about 30 MPG, it is very economical to run. Nice family car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sydonia writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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Engine, steering feel

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nothing

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Mazda 6 — Great car, wicked curves, a sexy sport ride. Good fuel economy, great Bose audio system, all the necessary safety features, side and front airbags plus ABS. Mine has a spoiler and the front of the car slopes fine. great car

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Edvin writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Hatchback Review
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cargo space, fuel economy (28MPG average), styling, handling, comfortable seats

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sunglasses holder cannot actually fit most sunglasses

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Great Cargo Room In A Sporty Car — Its amazing how large the trunk is and how much can be carried with the rear seats down. Yet the car has great handling and decent pick up.

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Disante15 writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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4

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Very reliable
cheap to maintain
looks sporty

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Could be faster

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A Very Good Car — This car is overall very nice and reliable. It is a very good first car for anyone. I would recommended this car to others. There have been minor maintenance I have had to do on the car, but other than that it has been a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Randy writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Sedan Review
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good gas mileage and fun to drive

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none

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Family Sports Sedan — the V6 had alot power and i love the 5 speed manual, good in the snow, fun to drive, the back seats folded down to give you more hauling space, the handling was really good on the road and fun to drive in the show

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avick2010 writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Sedan Review
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Had new brakes put on about a year ago and new tires in march. It drives very good and hangs curves well. I love this car and the sport style.

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Really no negatives besides the mpg 27. It is a v6 so it likes gas but not terribly bad

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Very Sporty And Reliable — Its a sport car and drives very good. You can hang curves and move right on. It's a pretty quick car to be stock but I haven't had any problems out of it. Like I mentioned earlier, new tires and brakes and the maintenance has been well kept.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charles writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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Fun to drive but expensive to own.

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Rear seats didn't fold down and became a lot to keep going.

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Mazda Power But Not The Quality. — For a 4 cylinder had a lot of a power, handled exceptionally well, but shifted poorly, had the autostick and got worse as mileage went on. Drivers door window was often off track and gas mileage plumetted around 60K with no solution.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fardos writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Wagon Review
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It a sports wagon!

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Gas mileage and its an automatic (what is so sporty about that?)

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Temp. Car Input. — I have only had time to upgrade the brake system. Front to rotors are slotted Rear rotors are blank All around ceramic hawk performance pads. Soon to upgrade: cool air intake system and filter, tint windows, change spark plugs and clean/refurbish rims.

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