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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Hatchback Review
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    55

    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.

    Pros: cargo space, fuel economy (28MPG average), styling, handling, comfortable seats

    Cons: sunglasses holder cannot actually fit most sunglasses

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Hatchback Review
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    Good Car To Have Fun In! — The Mazda6 is an exceptional midsize sports saloon. It is fun to drive and has a comfortable non-abusive yet communicative ride. The handling is superb for a FWD car of this size. The hatchback adds a flair of uniqueness which is missing in many of today's midsize family cars. It also greatly improves cargo handling flexibility. And of course mine features my favorite option: the manual transmission! I would love for it to have a 6th gear like the automatic, but there is no way I would give it up for the slush box.

    Pros: Terrific handling for a FWD car!

    Cons: Gear ratios are closely spaced over a narrow band.

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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    Great Car Overall!! — This isn't really my car. I've driven it quite a bit but it's my mom's car!! Very nice verhicle!!

    Pros: Sound performance and great handling! Great sound system!

    Cons: Handles great except for in the snow.

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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    Ahhhhmazing — quick acceleration with racing style interior

    Pros: dual exhaust with great sounds and revs good gas milage

    Cons: only 4 gears

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Hatchback Review
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    45

    Great "mom Mobile" — I have a son and 2 dogs, so I had to get a bigger car... but going from a Toyota Celica... I did not want to drive something huge. this car has surprisingly great handling!

    Pros: handling, convience

    Cons: it is a mom mobile.. I miss my celica

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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    Not Worth The Money! — The car has great handling but has no power. Has average room for a 4dr sedan. Leather was comfortable. Bose sound system was good for a stock system. Overall the car has no power which is why it is not worth the money.

    Pros: Handling, gas

    Cons: no power!

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sport Sedan Review
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    Mazda Has Always Been My Favorite — My whole family loves this car for it's reliability and endurance. It has great gas milage on Highway AND in town (stop and go) and a smooth ride to boot.

    Pros: Great car for the dollar

    Cons: car shrinks as your family grows

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Hatchback Review
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    95

    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

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

    Cons: 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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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Wagon Review
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    45

    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

    Pros: I love this Mazda model unfortunately  Mazda does not have this model anymore. I have only 32,000 miles on and it runs great!

    Cons: NONE

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sport Wagon Review
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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.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It a sports wagon!

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

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    2015 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

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    2014 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Great Family Sedan By Ken

    I like the car but left my G37x lease and am wanting for more power...however, this car saves me more than 100 per month in gas and payment so tradeoffs keep me looking for other cars (G37/Q50, A4, GT... Read More

    Good Family Car, Better Alternative To The Beige Camry And Accord By Gabriel

    This is my current car. I don't dislike it but I don't love it. But I'm a sports car guy and I have a family car. But other than that, it's great. I wish I wanted a family car now but I think I mad... Read More

    2012 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Amazing Powerful Ride By mazda6i

    Very comfortable and convenient driving experience. Mileage has to be compromised for power. Bluetooth phone and on steering controls are very handy. 6 CD changer with FM/AM and excellent sound system... Read More

    Nice And Classy Car By Kelly

    Power 2.5 liter a little gas saver, but sporty still Build Quality - i dont know Appearance - both interior and exterior styling great, buetooth 6 indash cd changer,aux jack, cruise control, power... Read More

    2011 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Great Car, Reliable, Dependable And Roomy; Yet Still Fun To Drive! By nathanologist

    We got this car for it's great reliability, fun driving experience and roomy interior and cargo space. we've had absolutely no problems and its been a pleasant ownership experience so far. We do howev... Read More

    Nice Car By jstokesb

    Good car for the money. Excellent family car. Technology package is very convenient and provides nice options. Car is very comfortable and quiet. The car has plenty of space. Our family of four h... Read More

    2010 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Epic Car By Erika

    I would highly recommend this car to everybody. It handles wonderfully, it runs very smoothly, I have no problems whatsoever. Cost I paid for mine was about in the middle range. I love driving my ca... Read More

    Best Manual Sedan For The Price By Andrew

    Performance: Quick, good handling, smooth shifter, easy clutch Build Quality: Had it for just under 6 months and no problems yet Appearance: Smooth, yet aggressive exterior, clean, focused interior ... Read More

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