Sport model with a 6-speed manual transmission is both practical and fun to drive. When checking under the hood, see if the battery terminals are not corroded. Top trim levels replace conventional analog gauges with electroluminescent units. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. The 2016 model year could be huge for the still-hot midsize-sedan market, providing consumers a number of new or refreshed options -- or, alternatively, with some… An influx of show cars invaded the L. Not until I caused havoc at the dealership did I get my money back and give the car back to them. A major disappointment with the car is on four separate occasions, the boot unlocks itself and therefore unlocks all of the doors.
Alloy wheels showing significant corrosion after 16 months. Nissan Altima handles well too and gets better city gas mileage, but it's a bit smaller. Watch out for rust at the bottom of the doors on the inner side and underneath the car. Build quality could be better, but for the price I can't really complain. The sporty 2012 Mazda6 often sits in the shadows of the more popular, yet bland midsize family sedan offerings.
Even though its appearance is a little racier than that of most mid-size sedans, the 2012 Mazda6 won't let you down in any way with respect to seating comfort, cargo space, or ride quality. Running costs: I bought the slightly higher bhp engined 6 and have been pleasantly surprised by its performance and especially mpg. I guess another fuse has blown? Those expecting a serious sport sedan, or moving up from a Mazda3, might want things even tighter though. I suffered a tyre blow out. It has textured plastic and soft-touch surfaces accented by bright and matte metallic trim. It is very good on gas mileage which is a plus. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F.
Since I purchased this vehicle, the syncromesh in the gearbox appears to have developed a fault, as the gears tend to grind when changing between 1st and 2nd. They had no explanation about the windows opening but they said that mazda had received many reports of faulty boot locks. These repairs will be done free of charge. Not that economical around town much better on long distance. The car is plenty comfortable for four adults or five for shorter trips. I couldn't be any happier with this car.
The 0-to-60 time for the V6 is just over 6. The Japanese automaker is expected to roll out the last Mazda6 — and the last U. The climate control can be annoying too; even with a 7 speed fan it doesn't always prioritise the airflow the way I'd like it. Running costs: Apart from light bulbs and brakes, the only issues I have had have been water in the sills and a leak through the nearside rear door seal. Front seats are a little more supportive than most in this class—with good side bolstering—and the backseat is good enough for adults.
Replacement of front pads only, including labour ł180!!! Most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. The performance from the 2. Consumer Reports rates the 2009 and newer Mazda 6 'above average' for reliability. Running costs: Generally been fantastic - during -10dc temperature the car wouldn't work. . If you value handling balance over outright acceleration, note that the 2012 Mazda6 V6 sedan outweighs the 4-cylinder version by 250 pounds, and most of that weight differential is over the front wheels, so the 4-cylinder version might be expected to be slightly more responsive to steering inputs. I bought mazda's 3 yearservicing plan for ł700, so first annual service cost nothing extra.
Second, the mpg shows up as litres per 100 miles or some other such nonsense, which is worthless. Practicality is fantastic - the back seats collapse at the touch of a button. Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. I like the styling, the smoothness of the engine, the performance and the clever way the rear seats fold flat with just one handle to pull. During the test drive, see if the car holds the road well and doesn't pull to one side or another.
If you are idling through a drive thru, it is quite irritating. Spares v expensive t belt tensioner ł140 ancillaries belt tensioner ł199 rear hatch handle ł136. If you can arrange for the pre-purchase inspection in the shop, ask to check the vehicle underneath for rust, oil leaks and other problems. History The first-generation Mazda6 sedan arrived in the 2003 model year as a replacement for the 626 and Millenia sedans. Four-door hatchback and wagon body styles were added in 2004. Loads of rust affecting car- most hanging panels and loads underneath. Cost of diesel has risen over same time frame of purchase.