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MAZDA MAZDA6 Hatchback 2002‑2007
118 owner reviews for MAZDA MAZDA6 Hatchback 2002‑2007
Very good, reliable car
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.0 TS  5dr (Review date: 7th June '11)
Best kept secret
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.0d TS2  5dr (Review date: 5th June '11)
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.0d TS  5dr (Review date: 21st May '11)
After owning a Mazda 6 since 2004 I must confirm that it is a reluctant sale due to being given a company car.
It is without any shaddow of doubt the best, most reliable car i have ever owned.
I will miss mine!!!
Mazda's are fantastic, reliable, fun to drive, those people in Japan are very clever!!
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.3 Sport 5dr (Review date: 18th May '11)
Handles like a hot hatch &you can fit furniture in it too!
MAZDA MAZDA6 1.8 TS 5dr (Review date: 25th April '11)
I bought a bargainous 5 year old Mazda 6 1.8 TS hatchback last July. I clock up about 17000 miles a year commuting to work and my little Ford Focus 1.6 just didn't have the stuff any more (it had reached 8 years old and 90k though!)
I have enjoyed this Mazda immensely; it's comfortable, I enjoy some nice features (climate control etc) that the Focus didn't have, and I have been to Ikea and managed to fit an entire bed in it!
The sound system is a dream; you really can tell it's a Bose. Decent bass, doesn't drown the treble, and covers motorway noise well.
The car handles like a much smaller, nippier hatchback. I do a few country lanes on the journey to and from work and you'd be surprised what sort of corners you can throw it round! It's very responsive for what looks like a a mid-range exec motorway plodder.
I would have another Mazda in a flash; I would treat myself to a bigger engine though, but I'd keep the comfortable ride.
Only a single niggle so far: clutch/gearbox is weird - for me, used to driving a squishy Ford, it's taken some getting used to, as the clutch is incredibly stiff and the gears don't change so easily as for my Focus.
When it's all washed, waxed and wheel-shined, it looks a treat. I have had compliments on it; I guess because people don't expect to see a girl my age driving a 45 year old man's car.
If you get one, you won't be disappointed - I have never needed to mend anything, it's reliable, reasonable to insure, middling tax, and you can get a real bargain (dealer charged me spot on what Parkers/Glass guides reckons the car is worth).
Zoom zoom indeed!
More car for your money
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.0d TS  5dr (Review date: 11th April '11)
As the title suggests you get a lot of car for your money. I have a TS 2.0 TDI 136, which is a smooth, powerful, economical car with plenty of equipment. Its not often you get a base model with cruise control, 8 airbags and climate control!
It drives fantastically, slightly firmer suspension means that it handles extremely well even on somersets windy pot-holed roads, and impressive for a car of its size, as is its economy with the computer often measuring in excess of 700 miles per tank.
I would highly recommend this car to those who prefer saloon style cars but enjoy the practicality of a hatchback.
The only disadvantage is the high bootline can take some getting used to when parking.
A fun and pleasurabe drive
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.0d Sport  5dr (Review date: 26th March '11)
I've had two 2l diesel Mazda 6's and both have been fantastic. They are ideal for families with plenty of space front, back and in the boot. They are comfortable on the road, with a smooth but stimulating drive.
Quick when needed, cruising when needed, maybe slightly too much roll in cornering but it was never an issue.
These are highly reliable cars, needing only the most basic attention between services. Do get them serviced properly though as diesel engine parts like fuel pumps can be really expensive.
My driving was 80 miles across country routes every day to work and it was just fun and comfortable. Fuel economy is fair for a large car averaging 40mpg.
MAZDA MAZDA6 2.0d Sport  5dr (Review date: 25th March '11)
After my 1.8 petrol vectra gave up living. I found myself in a predicament of what car to have next. As I do a lot of miles for work I decided upon owning a diesel. Ive never really been a fan of diesels but I bought this one because the price was right and look superb in the showroom. Gave it a quick test drive and loved it. There's a nice burst of power when you need to overtake or just want to have some fun. The ride is comfy and it handles really well the Bose stereo is brilliant. Nice modern sporty interior looks brilliant and really goes well with the car. With it being a diesel you expect the engine to be noisy but I was pleasently surprised when I heard it. I would say it is almost as quite as a petrol engine. I can never say I'm not a fan of diesels again. Really good car and fun to drive sum it up well I think