"I had to get the rotors and the brakes checked several time and it's a 2006 model. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. I am not an aggressive driver but the brakes started squealing after only about 8 months of owning the car."
"Very reliable car. The styling is great and the value for money is unmatched. The only mechanical issue I have had was a recall from the factory which means the dealer picked up the bill. Vechile has a ton of options for a very reasonable price."
"I've had my Mazda6i for about 1 1/2 years. It has 24200 miles. It has been pretty reliable save a nagging problem with the exhaust assembly (a mechanical hissing sound came from the under carriage). It took 6 trips to the dealership (over the course of 14 months) including an inspection by a Mazda regional engineer before the problem was finally resolved. The exhaust manifold and another pipe had to be replaced. In fact, the parts removed from my car were sent to Japan for inspection. I wish I could rate the car higher, but the exhaust problem took WAY to long to resolve and Mazada was not the least bit apologetic."