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2006 Mazda MAZDA6

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 28/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2006 Mazda MAZDA6 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 957 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

This is my first car, pros and cons

By on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "great price, easy to drive"

Cons: "value less, not reliable, poor interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I bought this car because it was cheap and looks good. The tricky part is the mileage of the car 101000. The reason is that you need to change a lot to make it run smooth. I have done with transmission oil and coolant system, not yet with fuel deposit, it may not be necessary. The car has poor interior with noisy parts when moving around. Chairs are not really comfortable. On the highway, it was less balance."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Hard to replace this car

By on Thursday, April 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, reliable, smooth drive, nice styling"

Cons: "Burns through a little oil, rusts easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 04 V6 5 speed manual at 130,000 miles. This one's fully loaded with every option. And this car is something else. It really is a drivers car; the perfect smooth shifting, the continuous availability of power all throughout the rev range (V6 at least), smooth drivability, and reliability, I have such a hard time even trying to compare most new vehicles that I've driven with my 6s. I've only had to do routine maintenance. Actual parts replace in the 26,000 miles I've had this car: lower engine mount and front lower control arm. For the time this car was made, the design to me is flawless. People continue to ask me if it's a newer car only for them to be shocked when they find out it's 12 years old. If this car did not have the typical surface rust build up under the rear wheel wells (I try to keep it under control but Michigan winters...), this car would exceed the shine it has. For how sporty I continue to drive it, it never ceases to amaze me in the characteristics I listed above."

Irreplaceable

By on Friday, April 01, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Joy to drive, joy to hand wash"

Cons: "Wide turn radius"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

My Redfire 2007 Mazda 6s Freshly Detailed

"This is a driver's car, as close to the ultimate driving machine as you can get, at any price. I leased it, then bought it at the end of the lease I loved it so much. With Ford owning 33% of Mazda at the time, a sophisticated solid lifter 4-cam V-6 and a silky smooth 6-speed automatic both built at Ford Motor Company plants in Ohio and with final assembly in a joint Ford/Mazda assembly plant in Michigan, it felt good to own as a Ford employee. Driving this car is a joy. Driving dynamics are tuned to perfection, acceleration is exhilarating at any speed, and the engine sound produces an adrenaline rush. The transmission shift quality has finesse ahead of it's time. It will upshift if you just think about it. It will hold speed on a downgrade by automatically downshifting just by lifting off the gas. After 9 years and 75,000 miles, I can't bear to replace this beautiful sporty sedan."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My Redfire 2007 Mazda 6s Freshly Detailed

reliable vehicle

By on Monday, March 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have had this car since 2008, I bought it used with about 20K miles. It is at 100K and it runs great. No issues with engine nor transmission (it's automatic). Unfortunately it is already showing some rust in wheel bases (mostly rear driver's side) and some discoloration of plastic moldings on outside. I do hope it'll run another 100K as I hate shopping for cars."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

So far the nicest car I've owned

By on Saturday, November 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love the look of the car. The fog lights are a nice touch. Plus the black interior with the dark orange, back-lit instrument display, reminds me of a BMW or an Audi. Cruising at highway speeds is possibly my favorite feel. The E-type multi-link suspension makes you feel like your floating. When you want to drive fast you can do so comfortably. The handling is quick and responsive and you feel everything on the road through your fingers on the wheel. Best part? Buying it wont break your bank account. Drawbacks: low-end torque and transmission response at 1st gear is a little disappointing. Lastly, the seats are pretty uncomfortable on long trips (I've done several 300mile roadtrips--always fun)...and I do wish the seats were better. Even with the drawbacks: I love this car and still love driving it 4 years after purchase."

13 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Great Vehicle for Student and Commuter

By on Friday, October 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,627

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable, Fuel Efficient, Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Interior not as durable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this vehicle used with around 100K miles and I have driven it to nearly 200K. It only gave me issues with the alternator and I believe that is because a custom cd player was installed and the wiring was not done correctly. Other than that it took me through last few years of college in NY and through a daily 60+ Mile (roundtrip) commute for over 4 years with no major complaints. The interior wasn't as rugged and durable as I would have liked but I am rough on my cars so I should have known better. Great overall"

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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