This is our first Mazda and I'd say I am very impressed so far. It's in the same class as our 2014 Kia Optima SX-T, and they share a lot of similarities - very smooth ride, attractive interior and body lines, great fuel mileage (the Mazda6 gets better mileage than the Kia), and plenty of passing power out of a 4 cylinder, though the Mazda6 is naturally aspirated and the Optima is turbocharged. I can't say which I enjoy driving more, both are a lot of fun and seem to be well put together.
This car is worth the money. It handles well, holds a lot of cargo, and is stylish. I would not recommend this car if you want to put child seats in the back, or if you are a wide-bodied person. The front seats are slightly narrow, and the back seats are a little crammed for anyone over 6 feet. I am not going to say that it is the best car in the world. However, it does all things pretty well. If you're in the market for a reasonable priced mid-size sedan with all the creature comforts and reliability of a Japanese Car, then look no farther. It won't disappoint you.
2008 Mazda Mazda6Patricia - Austell Ga04/24/2010
I owned a 626 for many years..then brought another car which I totalled....had to buy another car and ended up with the Mazda6 which I loved...
Excellent look - think I am driving a Benz
Just love everything about it!