2006 Mazda Mazda 6
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Reliable and Fun to drive

by on August 3, 2017

I have the 6 speed with the 6 cylinder engine. It's fun to drive with a bit of pep when accelerating. Mine currently has 185,000 miles on it, and I have only needed minor repairs - the engine, trans...
I have the 6 speed with the 6 cylinder engine. It's fun to drive with a bit of pep when accelerating. Mine currently has 185,000 miles on it, and I have only needed minor repairs - the engine, transmission, and power train are all great still.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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sporty 4 dr hatch

by on July 24, 2017

Had the hatchback, decent power but turbocharged it with Mazdaspeed and ford fusion parts. Handled like a dream with aftermarket full shocks and springs. looking to buy another one.....
Had the hatchback, decent power but turbocharged it with Mazdaspeed and ford fusion parts. Handled like a dream with aftermarket full shocks and springs. looking to buy another one.....
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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I love how the car moves

by from Springfield, MA on June 11, 2017

Maneuverability was awesome. Rear main seal blew 2xs. Rusts underneath easily. More repairs than I like. Had DOHC, which was great.
Maneuverability was awesome. Rear main seal blew 2xs. Rusts underneath easily. More repairs than I like. Had DOHC, which was great.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Most reliable sporty car brand

by from on April 4, 2017

Awd, turbo mazdaspeed6 is a super fun, sporty yet practical vehicle. Lots of options and plenty of room inside and out.
Awd, turbo mazdaspeed6 is a super fun, sporty yet practical vehicle. Lots of options and plenty of room inside and out.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Absolutely satisfied with this purchase .

by from on March 24, 2017

What a score ,sporty fun to drive and looks very cool! Was purchased for my sons first car.When it came to find a vehicle the whole process only took 6 days from researching to purchase.Again very sat...
What a score ,sporty fun to drive and looks very cool! Was purchased for my sons first car.When it came to find a vehicle the whole process only took 6 days from researching to purchase.Again very satisfied.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Buyer BEWARE **Engine Failure!!**

by from Indiana on March 9, 2015

I purchased this car with approximately 45,000 miles on it in 2012 with very minimal wear. It had everything I was looking for and drove well...for a while. At the beginning of this year with 75,000 m...
I purchased this car with approximately 45,000 miles on it in 2012 with very minimal wear. It had everything I was looking for and drove well...for a while. At the beginning of this year with 75,000 miles on it, the car left me stranded on the side of the highway when it died unexpectedly and would not restart. I had to tow it to the dealer for inspection. The engine had a LOUD knocking sound and would not stay running. After inspection the mechanic diagnosed the problem as being "piston slap" which meant the lower engine block had irreversible damage. The engine needed replaced which rang in at $6,400. This is UNBELIEVABLE for a car with such low mileage. I will never purchase from Mazda again and am extremely disappointed!! Buy at your own risk!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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'06 Mazda 6 i Review

by from Peoria, IL on January 19, 2015

Purchased my Mazda 6 i 2.3L in 2010. Still have it in Spring of 2015. Overall the car is above average, but don't believe I would purchase the car again as FORD has made major strides forward with the...
Purchased my Mazda 6 i 2.3L in 2010. Still have it in Spring of 2015. Overall the car is above average, but don't believe I would purchase the car again as FORD has made major strides forward with the new Fusion. Pros are that the car gets good gas mileage 25-26.5 mpg average, has nice pickup and decent power, great handling and suspension, plus it looks very sleek. Also the car has a lot of leg room and trunk space which other mid-size cars lack. The price was very good at the time I bought it and hasn't depreciated as much as some of the American cars. Cons are that the repairs and diagnosis can be expensive. A thermostat went out and took three days to diagnose and fix in the first month I purchased it. Recently both headlights went out even though the bulbs were only 1 year old. Turns out the low beams are susceptible to failure (video on YouTube of someone banging the side of his car and the headlight turning on). Also the low and high beams aren't very bright because the head lamps are eroding and foggy. It would be $400-500 to replace each set of headlights. Most concerning is the oil usage. The car burns almost a quart of oil every 1,000 miles which is unbelievable. If you can put up with a few of the minor things (headlights/oil/diagnostics) then this is a great car and one of the sportiest, peppiest, and reliable cars out there on the market; even in 2015.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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This Car Lives Up to Mazda's "Zoom Zoom" Tagline

by from Kansas City, MO on September 30, 2014

I recently purchased a 2006 Mazda Mazda6 s Sport, and I love it! After being stuck with an unreliable car for over two years, I decided it was time to get into a newer, more reliable car on a budget. ...
I recently purchased a 2006 Mazda Mazda6 s Sport, and I love it! After being stuck with an unreliable car for over two years, I decided it was time to get into a newer, more reliable car on a budget. After many recommendations from family members and friends who have owned many Mazda cars over the years, from RX-7's and Mazda3's to CX-9's, and most recently, a CX-5, I decided that a Mazda would fit me perfectly. I'm a car enthusiast who enjoys driving, and the Mazda6 doesn't disappoint. The steering is precise and very direct, and the smooth 3.0L V6 is quick and makes a great sound. The ride is very smooth and composed. The interior is well put together and tastefully appointed, with soft-touch materials throughout. The seats are very supportive and the Bose stereo sounds great! This car is beautifully put together inside and out, and looks great. After 70,000 miles, this car looks brand new and is as tight as a drum! This is my first Mazda, and it definitely won't be my last!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Get up and go- 4cyl

by from Southampton, MA on December 22, 2012

I purchased this vehicle from Cernack Buick in Easthampton. They were Amazing! Couldn't ask for better service! The car is great also. Drives great. Nice and smooth for a 4 cyl especially on the highw...
I purchased this vehicle from Cernack Buick in Easthampton. They were Amazing! Couldn't ask for better service! The car is great also. Drives great. Nice and smooth for a 4 cyl especially on the highway at 70mph. It also has great pick up, when taking off from a dead stop. I have never bought a 4 cyl due to lack of power, but this Mazda6 is great! It's also very stylish inside and out...no complaints, whatsoever:)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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VERY UPSET

by from Santa Fe, NM on August 25, 2012

This babied premadonna with only 65k miles has been trouble since new. Most problems occurred just outside of warranty: Had to "turn" break rotors twice, $200+ each time; had to recharge AC at 30k mil...
This babied premadonna with only 65k miles has been trouble since new. Most problems occurred just outside of warranty: Had to "turn" break rotors twice, $200+ each time; had to recharge AC at 30k miles; electronic instrument cluster doesn't work when car is cold, $420 to fix; driver's seat lumbar support, $250 to fix; clicking valves repaired and still noisey; rear hatch struts needed premature replacement; air intake manifold needed premature replacement; TRANNY GAVE OUT AT 64k miles, $3.5k to fix; AC compressor busted, another $1k! Piece of junk!!!
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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