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2009 Mazda Mazda6 Consumer Reviews

4.7
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An excellent vehicle

by from Pittsburgh, PA on November 28, 2009

I bought a 2009 Mazda 6, 4cyl i Touring with the convince package. This was to replace a 1996 Buick Regal which did me will in reliability and comfort. For starters, I really like the choice of trim...
I bought a 2009 Mazda 6, 4cyl i Touring with the convince package. This was to replace a 1996 Buick Regal which did me will in reliability and comfort. For starters, I really like the choice of trim levels—they offer you a full range of options, but they are mostly separated by trim level. You will have to pay attention to the trim levels to make sure you get what you want. Of note is that all of the safety features (ABS, traction control, side airbags, etc.) are standard on all trim levels. I wanted a car with similar power and comfort to my Buick, the Mazda 6 fits that bill. The 4 cyl is about as powerful as the 3800 v6 in the Buick, and slightly more fuel efficient. It does have a bit of a “ricer” sound at higher RPMs. The 4 cyl does not lack in torque or passing power. The 6 handles much better than my Buick, particularly at speed. The 6 does 90 mph effortlessly. In contrast, 90 in the Buick (and most cars) is a white-knuckle thrill ride where one flinch could send you careening off the road. The 6 handles well in the rain, and corners very well. I guess this is what Mazda calls “zoom-zoom.” My biggest criticism of the 6 is that it has a stiff ride. It has either softened up, or I have gotten used to it, so it doesn’t bother me much anymore. You will definitely notice it on a rougher road (e.g. the PA turnpike). This is the reason I give it a 4 star in comfort. I’ve only had the car for 6 months, so I haven’t seen any mechanical troubles. I am impressed that the engine seems to be designed with ease of maintenance in mind. I closely compared the 6 with the Lexus IS and Camry SE. The IS is a bit smaller, but has the smooth comfortable ride I like—but it was certainly not worth it for 15,000 more. The stark contrast is with Camry. The SE is the allegedly sporty version which is priced slightly higher than the 6 i touring (with the same options). The SE 4 cyl lacks in every category imaginable compared to the 6. Do what I did and thoroughly test drive the 6 first, then test drive the comparable Camry and you will see what I mean. The 6 was clearly designed to outdo Camry in every way imaginable, and Mazda succeeded at that. I would recommend the 6 to anyone looking for a mid-sized car who doesn’t want to pay the extra 15,000-30,000 for the mid-sized luxury marques.
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I've been thoroughly amazed

by from Pueblo, co on April 9, 2012

I bought my 2009 Mazda6 two months ago and could not be pleased more. The performance of the car is outstanding, has plenty of pick up and go and I'm used to v8 power. The styling is classy and sporty...
I bought my 2009 Mazda6 two months ago and could not be pleased more. The performance of the car is outstanding, has plenty of pick up and go and I'm used to v8 power. The styling is classy and sporty I get compliments all the time when out and about. The leg room in the front and back is surprisingly spacious (I'm 6ft 1) and is comfortable on long trips. The only complaint I have is wind noise, the drivers door has a quite annoying wind noise and the sunroof is havin the same issue, quite annoying. I have an appointment soon to hopefully remedy this only issue I've had.
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Great Experience!

by from Washington DC. on May 7, 2012

I have owned this car for a while, previously owned a Toyota Camry 2008 for two years, and Hyundai Veracruz for one year, I highly recommend this car. The model I have I Grand Touring + Tech Package, ...
I have owned this car for a while, previously owned a Toyota Camry 2008 for two years, and Hyundai Veracruz for one year, I highly recommend this car. The model I have I Grand Touring + Tech Package, with many features competing much more expensive cars. maintenance schedule is every 7500 miles. so drive without worry. I you dont care about gas prices go with 6 cyl for the ultimate joy of driving in economy family sedan. Much more fun to drive and responsive than Camry.
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Camry? Altima? Accord? Why!!

by from Queens new york on February 29, 2012

After graduating Optometry school and my 95' BMW 318i carrying me through all the years, I finally decided to get something newer. I searched and searched and finally found a used preowned 2009 Mazda6...
After graduating Optometry school and my 95' BMW 318i carrying me through all the years, I finally decided to get something newer. I searched and searched and finally found a used preowned 2009 Mazda6 Grand Touring S, fully loaded with every available option offered. Its Frost white with black leather interior, HID's, blind spot detection, self leveling headlights, LED tail lights, rear spoiler, sunroof, heated seats, BOSE sound system, Navigation with Bluetooth, literlly every option from the factory this car has. What's more impressive is the 272hp produced from the V6, it's extremely fast and under hard acceleration it really picks up power. My friend who just bout a 2012 altima V6 wishes he had taken a little more time to do research since he absolutely loves mine. This is my first Mazda and from the reviews and my own personal personal experience with this car, I can't see why people would buy anything else. As a 28 year old entering the professional years of my life, I couldnt have chose a better vehicle. Also, I purchased the car for 15,550 with 36k.
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The 2009 Mazda 6 Rocks!!!!

by from Orlando, FL on October 19, 2008

I love this car! I have never liked the Mazda 6 until they redesigned it. I was so impressed with the 09' Mazda 6 iTouring that I traded in my 03 Altima. I was considering purchasing the 08' Altima un...
I love this car! I have never liked the Mazda 6 until they redesigned it. I was so impressed with the 09' Mazda 6 iTouring that I traded in my 03 Altima. I was considering purchasing the 08' Altima until I saw the "6". The styling and the handling of the "6" is awesome. The keyless entry and push button start rock! It's fun to drive, spacious inside, fast and a great value. If you are considering the Altima or even the Accord or Camry, go and test drive this one first.
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Most reliable car I've owned

by from chicago on February 3, 2010

I've had mazda6(5spd))for over 5years,and that car has never broke down on me,not even once!85000miles
I've had mazda6(5spd))for over 5years,and that car has never broke down on me,not even once!85000miles
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Why buy an Accord or Camry?

by from Hopkinton, MA on June 29, 2011

It's the mom car savant again...this is our 3rd Mazda6, and we are very satisfied with only a few minor complaints. We have the top of the line w/ the 4 cyl with stick shift. This is one fun car to dr...
It's the mom car savant again...this is our 3rd Mazda6, and we are very satisfied with only a few minor complaints. We have the top of the line w/ the 4 cyl with stick shift. This is one fun car to drive that really hugs and caresses the road. Also gets great mileage at about 27mpg combined. The seats while very adjustable and good for long legged drivers, can begin to feel numb after a long distance. There is also more road noise than we originally thought. However, no mechanical problems...now with close to 30,000 miles. Great car and Mazda dealer gave great price. The 6 is way undermarketed....no reason to buy either an Accord or Camry (note that I do own an Odyssey and love it).
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It's mainly the wife's car

by from Louisville, Ky on January 21, 2010

We purchased our Mazda 6s Grand Touring new, close to six months ago. Now have 3K miles. She loves it. My only complaint as a "car guy" is that road bumps are easily felt through the firm suspension. ...
We purchased our Mazda 6s Grand Touring new, close to six months ago. Now have 3K miles. She loves it. My only complaint as a "car guy" is that road bumps are easily felt through the firm suspension. It rides very well on smooth roads, and handles well overall. Power with the V6 is more than adequate. It is a well constructed machine!
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First Legitimate Car

by from Eau Claire, WI on July 21, 2011

I bought my 2009 Mazda 6 I-Touring used so keep that in mind during my review. When I was car shopping I really only wanted an altima or a mazda 6. After driving both there really wasn't a large diffe...
I bought my 2009 Mazda 6 I-Touring used so keep that in mind during my review. When I was car shopping I really only wanted an altima or a mazda 6. After driving both there really wasn't a large difference between the two. I liked both exterior styling and I knew both were "sporty" sedans, so I don't think I really could have gone wrong with either. Anyway, I ended getting an amazing deal for the 6 and I haven't had any regrets in almost 5000 miles. Obviously, I will be driving this for many years to come, but my first overall impression is that it is honestly everything I wanted in a midsized sedan. Everyone has their own opinion and their entitled to whatever they feel meets their needs, but if your looking for a fun to drive, nice looking, decent gas milage car, I would definitely recommend you at least test drive one and see for yourself.
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Buy one if you can!

by from Wilmington, DE on February 3, 2010

I love this car! I have had my S Grand Touring for a year now and have 20K miles on it. Only had one issue last summer with the A/C and cooling issues. The problem was a "known issue" and once it was ...
I love this car! I have had my S Grand Touring for a year now and have 20K miles on it. Only had one issue last summer with the A/C and cooling issues. The problem was a "known issue" and once it was fixed, no problems since. I have been very happy with the car, and never get tired of driving it. Here is a brief list of my pros/cons Pros transmission, acceleration, quality interior materials, navigation system, bluetooth, blind spot monitoring system is great, fun to drive Cons Advanced keyless entry not responsive enough when opening the door, the v6 is thirsty unless you baby it (duhhh!), road noise on cement roads, stereo is pretty good but could be better.
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