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  • bwmcbwmc Posts: 10
    ashutoshsm,
    Sorry about the multi-posting. I just wanted to make sure that I would get a response from someone who knows. Thank you very much for your advice. :)
  • Yes, for some reason, the 6 is pretty hard to spot. They are selling quite well lately, but you just don't seem to see them anywhere.

    I am too a proud new daddy. My baby is Speed Yellow with the works, but no spoiler. Just this morning, I saw a silver 6i at the light.

    What a sweet ride! Zum zum!

    vudini
  • Hello guys! I've been posting on the Mazda6 forums for quite some time and I really havent introduced myself. My name is Francisco but everyone calls me Dondy. I live in Arecibo PR USA. I own a Mazda6 V6 5spd.AT., Black on black, Sport pkg., fully loaded with every option. Really enjoying it!! :-) Everyday the 6 is more common around here.

    I also own a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT, my 3rd Explorer, really like them, very realiable, at least in my experience. I consider myself a car enhusiast. Its nice to belong to this forum. Take care you all.
  • Hey all, name is Henry and just joined the 6club last night. 6i AT, Metallic Red, sports, ABS, SAB/C, leather, bose, moonroof, comfort, premium. I love her so much that I just sat in the garage for a hour last night. I didn't even need to drive her... Zoom Zoom
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  • aperry1aperry1 Posts: 13
    Almost two weeks ago, I purchased a Mazda 6. I am a college student and my parents are paying the majority of my car payment, so I could not get the s. Although it is a four cylinder, it is fully loaded, sports package, premium package, comfort package, and Bose package. It is pretty sweet, I love it. I had a 2000 Kia Sephia loaded before, but it doesn't compare to my 6. Today, I ready 1000 miles, and the car only had 23 miles on it when I purchased it. By the way, being as though it is the end of the year, we got it for $19,000. I'll be back to talk about it more, so long....
  • aperry1aperry1 Posts: 13
    Sorry to post more than once, but I failed to mention that I have leather seats, wheel locks, and a sunroof. Basically as much as I could get on my i.
  • Hello all,
    I'm new to the Mazda family, and thus new to these boards. I've been lurking here for some time, learning about your experiences before I made my purchase, and first off, thank you for all your information. I'm happy to announce that on Friday, I picked up my 2004 Mazda6. Silver, with the sport package. It had 15 miles on it. 5 of which I put on when I did the test drive. I'm so happy with the car! It's such an improvement from the 95 Corolla I had. Anyway, I'm looking forward to ordering the sport grill and installing it after the new year, as well as changing out some of the headlights.

    Zoom-Zoom!
  • I drove my Mazda6s off the lot on June 10th after much agonizing - should I settle for the Redfire or wait for the blue? Of course I waited because blue is my color. When I saw her in the showroom with the squiqqly racing stripes down the sides, the skirts and side extensions, I fell in love and laid my money down without regret. 7,600 miles later, I can do things with this car that I never could with any other.
  • Have a '96 Honda Accord, thinking of getting a new car. Looked at the Mazda 6s, but I know no one that has one to comment on that car.
    I'd like to get the pros and cons of the vehicle.
  • ashutoshsmashutoshsm Posts: 1,007
    DeeDee - welcome! great color choice, its the bestest looking 6 ;)

    WildMaple, there are already active Mazda 6 Owners' Clubs in many parts of the country. If you hunt around the web, you should find some, and ask to visit one of heir meets, and ask actual owners about it.

    There are also a lot of for/against, comparison and pro/con discussions sprinkled around the Edmunds discussions websites. You'll find them :)

    That said, I know no one that owns it and doesn't enjoy it - the driving experience is top notch in its class. Some people have concerns about certain issues (which you will get wind of in other areas of this discussion), while still (many MORE) other (like me) are enjoying the ownership expereience immenseley!
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  • Hi all, my name is Ron and I live in Maryland. I purchased my Mazda6 s on January 24, 2004. I previously owned a 1987 Mazda 626 LX from about 1992 to 1998. I had about 145,000 miles on it when a red-light runner crashed into it and ‘totaled’ it. It was one of the more enjoyable cars I had owned until now. My replacement car for the ’87 Mazda was a ’95 Saturn SL-2. While the price was right, it was a significant downgrade from the 626. Fortunately, in mid-January, the Saturn began giving me enough grief that I convinced my wife that we should donate it to charity. She then convinced me to buy a new car, rather than another used car; I love that woman. Thus began my quest.

    I had always wanted a Honda Accord but they were always just a bit out of my price range. So I thought, now is the time. But, because of my researcher background, before purchasing a car I needed to compare all the mid-sized cars. I was very disappointed with the handling of what I thought would be the two most likely candidates; the Accord EX and the Camry SE. After a few days of disappointing test drives and numerous internet searches, I decided to check out the Mazda6. Oh, happy day! As soon as I sat behind the wheel of a Mazda6 i AT, I felt right at home. (This reminded me of the old Mazda advertising campaign, “It just feels right.”) The car’s controls were amazingly intuitive and the handling was simply outstanding, although the performance level was less than I had hoped for. Back home to do more research on pricing.

    I found that the ‘new’ 2003 models that were still available had a rebate available. Enough said; I started searching Mazda dealers’ inventories for 2003 Mazda 6’s. Since I hadn’t particularly cared for the i’s performance with AT, I figured that I should look for an “i” with a manual transmission or an “s.” I found several shown in inventory, but when I called the dealerships, I found that most had already been sold. Finally, I found a black on black “i” with MT, sports package with spoiler, comfort package, Bose audio package with side airbags at Heritage Mazda of Bel Air (about 45 miles from my home). Off I went only to be disappointed because they had sold the car shortly after I had called. The buyer was still in the process of taking delivery when I arrived.

    The salesman that I had spoken to was no where to be found; I learned he was the trying to find a 2004 from their inventory that matched the 2003 that I had called about. The sales manager took me into his office and we began discussing what I was looking for. I told him I wanted a 2003 because of the $2,500 rebate, but he explained that if I wanted the “sports package,” the rebate was only $1,500. He then told me that he could match that with the current dealer incentive from Mazda on a 2004. There was never any high pressure, they just answered my questions and provided information. The entire sales staff was so friendly, I felt like I was being treated like family. (This feeling was a far cry from almost all of the other dealerships that I had visited during my quest.)

    With a new 2004 in the picture, I started to rethink what options I really wanted. I began test driving all the 6 models; 6i MT, 6s AT, 6s MT. With each model tested, my smile kept getting bigger; same great handling and better performance as I moved through the line-up. While driving the 6s MT, all of a sudden it came to me, “Zoom-Zoom!” I knew I had to have an “s.” Then, I had more decisions, like leather or cloth. As it turned out, the dealership only had the manual transmission “s” in two colors with all the options I wanted (see below); Steel Gray and Sepang Green. They also had a demo “s” in Pebble Ash (my favorite color) with AT with beige leather that only had 1,300 miles on it. The gray one had the leather and the green one had the cloth; both in black. After much agonizing (for about 10 minutes), I chose the Steel Gray. (My required options--sports package with spoiler, Bose audio package, power moonroof, side airbags and side air curtains, and wheel locks.) Since taking delivery, I have purchased and installed the moonroof air deflector, the door edge guards, the cargo mat and cargo net. I have thought about the auto-dimming mirror but figured that it would be too difficult for a self install.

    This is by far the most fun to drive vehicle I have every owned. I actually look forward to going to work in the morning because I get to drive my 6. When I get to work, I look forward to leaving work even more than I did before because I get to drive my 6 again! So far, in about 3 weeks, I have put about 700 miles on the car and am averaging just over 22 mpg. Based on EPA estimates, I guess that is what I should expect with very mixed city/suburban/highway driving. I am hoping that after the break-in period that the fuel mileage will go up a bit. When I change the oil, I plan to use a synthetic (maybe Mobil 1’s 0W-20) which should also help boost gas mileage a bit.
  • This looks like a helpful resource while I own my new Mazda 6i. Well almost new, 2003 with 6400 miles. The price was right after my previous car was totalled. It is so much more car than what I experienced with a Saturn coupe that cost me the same amount of money 6 years ago. I've only had the car for about a month so I can't really comment about the plusses or minuses of my experience. Would rather wait awhile and then comment.

    Needless to say, I enjoy the handling and performance. Like most who have posted, I've noticed similar hiccups like less than expected gas mileage, squeeky brakes and a few minor rattles. One investment that I've made in the past 3 vehicles my family has owned is a K&N air filter. They have a million mile warranty and improved the performance in my Saturn. I clean it about once a year and they do not effect the car's warranty. I'm hoping maybe for another mile or two per gallon, we'll see.

    I've noticed discussion about oil, is this the reason for the high oil change price? At any rate, I appreciate this forum and all those who participate. Your insights are valuable.

    Cheers
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  • Ok, Im about to turn 16, and am looking to get a car, if I can find one at a low enough price Im strongly considering the Mazda6, would you say that this is a good choice, or a bad one for a first car?
  • mazda6iguymazda6iguy Posts: 365
    Mazda 6's are great, but you might like the Mazda3 better. check them out. You can pick up a loaded Mazda3 for about the same price as a mazda6 with the 4 cyl. engine and minimal options. You may even find one with the nav system.
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