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Mazda6 Sedan



  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
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  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Does it cool adequately in 100+ degree temps? Does 4 cylinder and V6 motor have same cooling capacity?
  • I have the same problem (2006 Mazda6 with V6 and 6 speed auto), it annoys the hell out of me in the city, I should have got a manual transmission.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    It's excellent, more than adequate in Las Vegas, which as you know, is hotter than hell.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    My A/C on my 2007 seemed kind of weak last year. I am planning to ask about it when it is in for an oil change in summer.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    You may want to do:

    1. Get the latest PCM flash
    2. Check the intake manifold gasket for any leaks.
  • srhnk401srhnk401 Posts: 3
    Has anyone else had a very difficult time selling their Mazda6? I own a 2006 Sport Sedan with 30k miles, in great-excellent condition both inside and out. With the exception of leather, this car is equipped like a GT. I've posted the vehicle on Craig's List, and Autotrader. I've priced the car between suggested trade-in and private party values and still can't get rid of it. Am I the only one that is going through this? Suggestions, opinions, related issues all appreciated.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I've priced the car between suggested trade-in and private party values and still can't get rid of it.

    Where does that put it in relation to the cost of a comparable new one? Does it have a manual or auto trans?
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,896
    V6 or I4? Mx or Auto? What's it priced at? You can get brand new 2008s VE, auto I4s for about $16000 in many areas of the country.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    My niece just sold her 04 with 60,000 miles for over $12,000. No problem. Sales of cars is quirky - color, miles, equipment all play a role in desirability. But there is a butt for every seat - if you persist, you WILL sell it. May take a while, but you will.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,896
    There must have somehow been a shortage of decent used cars in her area. For a 4 year old, almost 5, car with over 50,000 miles, that was an extremely good price(for her I mean).
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I don't know - it was Salt Lake City - the Mazda is popular there, but they are lousy with them too. :blush:
  • srhnk401srhnk401 Posts: 3
    Here are some details on my 6:
    2006 6 s Sport
    Performance White Ext w/ Black Sport Cloth Interior
    5-Speed Manual Transmission
    Bose 6-Disc In-Dash w/ Bose Audio System
    V6 - 3.0
    31,000 Miles

    Both KBB and NADA (I realize that these sites are often inaccurate) list $14,300 trade-in and $15,500 Private Party. Compared to retailers, I have the vehicle priced $3-4k less than any lot. I've listed the car for sale twice in the past year and I've experienced the same issue both times.

    From what I've seen, new vehicles fitting the same criteria are priced around $24-$25,000. My price is now hovering around the dealer trade-in value, but I'm willing to take a little cut even at that price.

    What am I doing wrong?
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    A new Mazda6 s sport value, the only V6 with manual, is about $18,000 at invoice less rebate. Not sure how that is equipped compared to yours, but even adding $2K to that would still put the new one at about $20,000 for an actual sales price. (From your description sounds like yours might be equivalent to s Touring. that would be around $20K at invoice, taking off $1000 for manual would put it at ~$19K)

    I only have ever bought cheap used cars, so I am not sure how folks that buy newer, higher priced, ones think...but I think perhaps I'd be looking to get at least a 25-30% discount from a comparable new one to buy a 2 year old car, which would be anywhere from $12-15K.

    I think the biggest problem is the manual transmission eliminates 90-95% of potential buyers. Next, with $3.70 per gallon gas, a lot of buyers are now looking for 4 cylinders.

    If you believe that trade in value, why not trade it in or sell to carmax?
  • srhnk401srhnk401 Posts: 3
    Thanks for the input. I haven't had good experiences with CarMax. I've realized that CarMax is a corrupt company that wrongfully cheats desperate people. Since I'm not in a desperate situation, I'm willing to hold off to the cars full worth.

    Thanks again.
  • stewie2stewie2 Posts: 6
    Hey Guys,
    I am planning to buy the new full size sedan this march. The two vehicles that I have finally decided on in this category are Honda Accord 2009 and the new Mazda 6 2009. I have test driven both these cars and found them very similar. however I have a love for Mazda's interiors and exteriors. So I had planned to buy one soon.
    I have a couple of questions that still are bothering me.
    1. Honda Accord is said to have no scheduled Maintenance until 100k miles. (Couldnt find that on their website but I have read blogs where people have mentioned that)
    2. I have the new Mazda has transmission problems when its COLD, does anyone know about this?
    3. Overall, how has your experience been with the Mazda 6. Would you recommend buying it?
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I happened to notice that still shows rebates available on the 2008 Mazda6. Is it really still possible to find the former version of the 6?
  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    I happened to notice that still shows rebates available on the 2008 Mazda6. Is it really still possible to find the former version of the 6?

    With this economy? I'd say it's an almost-certainty that you'll still see '08s on the new-car lots. IIRC, the local dealer still has at least a half-dozen...
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    the local dealer still has at least a half-dozen...

    Interesting...according to dealer websites there are none at the 4 nearest dealerships to me.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,896
    I don't see any in the Chicago area either. They blew them out last fall. My dealership hasn't had any 08s since Nov of last year. They keep their inventory fairly lean but I haven't seen any on the big dealers either.
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