An auto detailer's dream! Some of the interior design features make this car easier to clean than our 2010 Mazda 6. I love the 4 cylinder engine, the beautiful Soul Red color and the sun roof - it is so fun to drive. Plus knowing that I am driving a safe vehicle gives me peace of mind when our family goes for rides.
Very sporty looking midsize for those of us who don't want to drive the typical family four-door. Rides very smooth and engine power is more than adequate for day to day driving. I was surprised at how well the car maneuvers and corners considering it's footprint (this is a long car to park). Fuel economy on the highway is spot on and this car is made to cruise with four full size adults in it. Fuel economy in the city suffers the more you have to run through the gears in city traffic. Not bad by any means but expect closer to 21-22 mpg in the city not the advertised 25/26. My only real complaint with the car are the 19" tires. The tires Mazda puts on this car do not last long and expect to take a huge hit in the wallet to replace.
I absolutely love my 2006 Mazda 6 S. It's the first car I have ever owned, and I've driven a lot of cars in my lifetime. Believe me when I say you definitely need to consider the Mazda6 if you're looking for a car that can tow friends and familiy in comfort and style at a pace befitting of a semi-sports car. I keep up to date with Mazda and their work and I can personally tell you that they build quality cars that last a long time. The only problem that I ever had with my Mazda is that the flexi pipe was torn to shreds when I bought it. (I knew this after inspecting the car, it was a rental/fleet car so you know the people who drove it didn't take care of it). Regardless, the car still works perfectly even after 100,000 miles.