This is quite a good midsize sedan for everyday driving. The suspension is taut but comfortable. It doesn't wobble over potholes or anything, settles nicely, and feels very neutral.
The interior is nothing fancy, not particularly attractive, with sort of hard, brittle-feeling plastic along most surfaces. I can't really get too excited about the red-colored display lighting or the seat fabric patterns.
The engine is quite powerful for a 4-cylinder. It accelerates very nicely with no drama.
The five-speed automatic is pretty good, but for someone who loves and is accustomed to namual transmissions, it's a little dull. There's the usual hesitation before downshifting when I lean hard into the throttle and it's a little unpredictable. I've started getting comfortable using the "manu-matic" up-down shifter, which makes the situation a lot better.
Gas mileage is decent: not great, not bad at all.
Overall, if you're not a performance nut and are looking for a decent and fairly fun car to drive around in, this is a really good value.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CAR!!
Abraham Solomon - Severn, MD01/31/2016
There is nothing bad I can say about this car at all.
tomvlasic - Chicago03/31/2009
Believe it or not, my original purchase was supposed to be a Ford Focus until I came across the Mazda6! With the exception of the ugly red dashboard lights, this car is an absolute dream! It drives so nice, great on gas, and just an overall pleasure to have. If your considering purchasing a car, I recommend you take a serious look at the Mazda 6! Excellent car for the money.
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