2005 Mazda MAZDA6 User Reviews

2005 Mazda MAZDA6 Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 21 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews

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Agnieszka writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Hatchback Review
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4

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Fuel efficent

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cloth beige seats

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I Got Rid Of It With No Regrets — Slow ass car. 4-cylinder is fuel efficient but not so much fun to drive. It's good for your mom or dad who obey speed limits. Well, I don't. When you want to even pass and change lines you just feel that resistance. I bought it because I liked that color, plus i couldn't drive a stick shift, that's why i ended up with automatic

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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williamroberts93 writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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3

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great looking ,good handling ,good fuel economy,reliable, not very bulky, good stereo system.

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thermostat, engine light, ceiling upholstery, not enough back seat space, small,  

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Good Car For Personal Use. — what I liked about this car was that its very easy to drive the handling is amazing, and how it looks. also how good it is on gas. what I dont like is that the thermostat keeps messing up, its a little small and the engine light wont go off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

gt_swagger
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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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tytrace writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Hatchback Review
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3

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I love the Bose stereo system. The storage is good and the back window wiper is nice.

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It is not very good on gas. I've had it for a year and it's been in the shop 3 times already. People overcharge for labor on it. I guess if it has more than 100,000 miles on it, your in for a lot of repairs.

tytrace
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Okay Car If You Like Taking It To The Shop! — I got this car after driving my Dodge Shadow ES for 18 years. I thought I needed something different. MY MISTAKE!! While my Shadow is still running and driving around town, my Mazda 6s has been in the shop 3 TIMES in ONE YEAR of owning it. Get something else if you want reliable. Buy a DODGE! I know I am.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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For my first car I don't think I could have found a better car. Great on gas & perfect condition even though it was a used car. Thanks to the amazing team at Phoenix Trucks in Perth Amboy, NJ I had no worries that I was leaving with nothing but the best service. They made sure to get me the best financing & the best price for my first car. I highly recommend going to the them for any car.

Lorraine writes:
2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Grand Touring Sedan Review
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never had a problem with it

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slow and bad on petrol

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Not Bad If U Want Something That Reliable — not good on petrol when at high speeds the handling is good and the sound of the radio is good not very fast good brakes never had to get any repairs done to it looks kinda sporty for a family car inside is notting special its nt as fun as my lancer was also is good safety wise coz of all the airbags and ave had a few near misses and i was able to stir it at the last second without losing control i think theres some system in it that help with having to turn shapely

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joanna writes:
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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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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.

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

Sporty And Economical By Wrieland

I like how reliable this car was, started up everyday. Looked great and the style matches up with the newer models. Gas mileage is superb, definitely comparable to newer cars. Spacious interior yet ac... Read More

Awesome Car! By Joy1217

I like everything about this car. Really great mileage. 19 city 27 highway. Front and back seats very comfortable for long trips. 0-60+ mph in no time. No problem climbing mountains, on curvey ro... Read More

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2004 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

I Would Buy This Car Again For Sure. By grasfarmr73

I would buy this car again in a heartbeat. I love the way it looks. The hatchback is very useful for college junk transport. The suspension is sporty and great fun. There is plenty of power form t... Read More

Sporty And Stylish By Chris

Replacment for the Regal. Much better car. Crisp steering and handling, good looks. Motor is a bit underpowered in natural aspiration form. This is the second 6 in my family and picked this vehicl... Read More

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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

Overall A Great Value By puretexan86

This car has great power and quickness for a 4 cylinder and has been very reliable in the 6 years that I have owned it. It has never stranded me and has cost minimal to maintain. Front seats are unc... Read More

Nice! By kenyetta89

Its cute for a chick, runs great, excellent on gas, parts are a little expensive unless you buy them online and use coupon codes. Overall I like the car and I would buy another Mazda if the opportunit... Read More

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2007 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

Fantastic Vehicle By djohn8210

This is a great car ! This car is absolutely perfect for commuting to work and back....it gets great gas mileage and its truly fun to drive....I would recommend this car to anyone looking. If i coul... Read More

Very Enjoyable Car That Has Been As Dependable As A Car Can Possibly Be. No Regrets Owning This Car! By pengel81

I can honestly say there is nothing I dislike about this car. For someone with a family having a sports car is not always practicle. I wanted something sporty. The MAZDA6 delivered on everything I wan... Read More

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

General Great Car. By maxhigh

This is a great personal car. It sits 4 comfortable, however, it is not good for a family as it's interior space is limited, especially in the rear seating area. It has plenty of options and driving... Read More

Convenience And Economical By Auri

Had little expenses other than regular maintenance. It performed well and always felt in control of the driving. If you need a spacious roomy vehicle with good mileage this is one to consider. Trunk... Read More

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