SO glad I bought it
December 23, 2018
I did not need a new car when I bought my 6, but while having my car serviced at my local Mazda dealer, they gave me a Mazda6 as a complimentary loaner and I was smitten. 3 years and around 36K miles later, I'm still loving it.
The Mazda6 is a moderately priced mid-sized sedan that feels and acts like it's more expensive. The handling is great, and the naturally-aspirated four-cylinder motor has plenty of power, while returning excellent fuel economy for the segment. I'm sure the new turbo models are great, but I'm very pleased with the "base" engine's performance.
Reliability has been excellent, as well. Granted, my car is not that old or been driven a tremendous number of miles, but it has required nothing more than routine maintenance, and if my previous experience with two other Mazdas is any indication, it will remain that way for a long time to come.
The Mazda6 is not the quietest or smoothest riding car in its class, but the payback in terms of being nimble and responsive are more than worth the trade-off. The Mazda sales pitch of "driving matters" is spot-on, and this car is fun to drive. I plan on keeping it a long time.