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2009 Mazda6



  • fliegerflieger Posts: 14
    I have the '09 Mazda 6 with the Bose/Moonroof package, and I am very happy with it. As a musician, i care about good sound quality, and this system has it. It is very clear in all frequencies, has a lot of power, and is well balanced throughout the car.
    The only improvement I wish for is an integrated iPod controller.
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    The sound quality from the Bose is good, but like the others said, it does not get loud. In other words I wish the volume can be increased. But it is clear. Note that because of the size of the car, the rear passengers get a better sound from the rear speakers. The only reason I got it is because it is packaged with the push button start, and bluetooth here in Canada. On its own, it would not be worth it.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    I've never understood why Mazda has such differences in the trim levels and option packages between the US and Canadian markets! For example, you guys (Canada) only have four trim levels of the Mazda6- GS I-4, GT I-4, GS V6 and GT V6...compared to seven trim levels here. The Canadian GT I-4 even has the 18" alloy wheels standard- not offered on ANY 4-cylinder MZ6 in the US! :(

    It's much the same with the Mazda3. In Canada, the 5-door can be had with the 2.0L or 2.5L engine. In the US, all 5-doors are 2.5L 's' models.
  • adamb1adamb1 Posts: 12
    We have had our Mazda 6s GT for 6 weeks and have put 3,000 miles on it including a 1,200 mile road trip vacation. The car is certainly a comfortable cruiser. Cruising 80 mph for 6 hours on the interstate was comfortable and not nearly as tiring as the old Dodge Intrepid was. I really enjoyed the satelite radio on the trip and the nav worked flawlessly over 7 days through 5 states. Being able to open the sunroof and front windows remotely from the fob was nice on hot days when the car sat parked in the sun. We got 27 mph with the cruise set at 75 mph on the flat Illinois interstates. Through the entire week, I only saw 2 other 2009 Mazda 6's on the road.
  • ianmaticianmatic Posts: 10
    I had the car since December, and have found the inteior quality of the 6 to be poor. The driver side area behind the visor keeps rattling when going over bumpy roads, so does the center console. Also found rattling noise where the seat belt is hinged. The problem is getting worse and worse. thinking of taking it in but afarid they will not do anything about it. Anyone else having this problem?
  • adamb1adamb1 Posts: 12
    I have an '09 Mazda 6s Grand Touring. We have had it for only 3 months and have 3,000 miles.

    I have noted no problems with the interior so far. Everything is tight and quiet. What trim level do you have?
  • fliegerflieger Posts: 14
    Sorry to hear that. Rattling is one of the most annoying things in a car.
    I have the '09 with convenience pkg/moonroof, and have no rattling noises at all (7k miles).
    I would have this issue fixed asap under warranty.

  • ianmaticianmatic Posts: 10
    I have the 09 I Touring model
  • ianmaticianmatic Posts: 10
    Yeh i will have the dealer look at all the problem. if they cant fix it hopefully i can swap for a speed6! that would be sweet. thanks for the input guys
  • pats1fanpats1fan Posts: 18
    Sure do. Have a very annoying rattle from the center console. I would also consider taking it in if I didn't know it would be a complete waste of time.
  • chriso7chriso7 Posts: 34
    I have an I Touring with conv pkg, ~ 1800 miles. I have heard a few times a rattle above the driver's sun visor. However I have been noticing a more persistent "clicking" type noise (one click for each bump in road) coming from the center air vents, then after so many of those clicks it changes to a rattle whether moving or not. Pressing down on the "shelf" above the vents seems to stop it for awhile and pushing up the overhang of the readout display also helped it go away today.

    Do any of you use the drivers door armrest? The indentation from my elbow NEVER goes away, even if I don't use it. You can't see it so much due to the thick vinyl covering but rubbing you fingers over it you definitely feel it. Does anyone have this problem too? :(
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 446
    Do any of you use the drivers door armrest? The indentation from my elbow NEVER goes away, even if I don't use it.

    Funny you should mention this. I was thinking about it today and reached over and ran my hand along the arm rest. There is a small indentation where I rest my elbow at times. I also must say that it really doesn't bother me.

    I've had my 6s GT since October and not a rattle, squeek, gurgle, or click anywhere.

    I am having the passenger rear door handle replaced on Tuesday from the recall.

    2014 Fusion, 2013 Impreza, 2011 Forester

  • ianmaticianmatic Posts: 10
    Yeh i wonder what the dealership would actually do to fix the center console rattle problem. i have a feeling they will just ignore it and gave me an bs excuse. I shall keep you guys updated on tha stats.
  • chriso7chriso7 Posts: 34
    I got mine in October too. I wonder if the earlier production models had a wrong formula of foam made?

    The last 5 digits of my VIN are 3XXXX. I noticed on earlier produced cars at my purchase time that the 3 was a 1 or 2. Does anyone else have the armrest indentation??
  • Got the same rattle noise checked out during a service appointment a couple of weeks ago. They initially denied any rattle whatsoever - said they went for a drive and didn't hear anything - which I know was a complete lie as I checked my mileage before giving the car in.Anyways, they finally agreed to take a look and gave me another appointment.

    It took them 3 hours to do the job. The mechanic had no idea what he was doing - I had to go in and tell them exactly what the issue was. They did some patch up work on the console with some sealant and it seemed fine for the first couple of days, but now the rattling seems to be back.

    I'm at the point where I want them to change the console, but I am waiting as they scratched my stereo while removing the console so not too sure I want to go through that again. I'm also starting to have some rattling in the rear of the car, not sure if it's from the roof or from the entire plastic rear.

    Let us know if they actually change your centre console and if it makes a difference.
  • sedmundsedmund Posts: 93
    I've had my GT since last Sept and I haven't heard a single rattle or squek yet in my car either. But I'm having an obnoxious stench issue in the car - this has happened like 2 or 3 times in the last week. The odor is quite bad, is emanating from the ac vents and when it comes on it stays for a while. Has anyone else faced this - this isn't going to be easily reproducible so don't think I have a chance of "showing" it to the dealer.
  • la4meadla4mead Posts: 347
    This (smells like a) is a common problem that affects certain models of car, especially if you use the a/c's automatic setting. My theory is it's from parking the car with leftover moisture inside the a/c. Sometimes it smells like old gym socks (and plastic cement) in a closed plastic bag. Peeew.

    It is possible your evaporator drain is not effective, connected, or plugged, however stinky a/c most commonly comes from the a/c pulling a lot of moisture from the air, and then parked and the moisture is allowed to brew. If the evap drain is not working, after a long drive you might notice puddles on the passenger side under the a/c evaporator cowling.

    If I'm careful I can avoid the smelly a/c in my Lexus RX. But if I leave it on cold or automatic with the compressor engaged and the vent closed ("recirc") it develops the plastic gym socks smell I don't care for. Try shutting off the compressor with the fan still on for the last minute before you park, leave the a/c exterior vent open (opposite of recirc?) and cracking the sunroof or window, so the moisture drys up a little and can vent. Let us know if it works or not, or what does.
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 446
    No strange odors here in my Mazda.

    Some BMW owners say they have a similar smell from the climate control at times. I never did.

    la4mead has excellent suggestions to try.

    2014 Fusion, 2013 Impreza, 2011 Forester

  • SeegarzSeegarz Posts: 11
    Odd that I just ran across this post. I experienced a similar hesitation while driving just this AM. I must have been in a daze... i noticed the hesitation going on about about every 10 secs for a few minutes and what was wondering WTF!! i just spent two weeks getting the right front bumper bracket replaced. i was getting PO'd to say the least. I looked at the dash, the low fuel indicator was lit up yellow, i flipped to the fuel remaining indicator on the dash which read zero. Luckily, after a few more nervous minutes I made it to the nearest gas station. i took 17.1 gallons. Yeh Mazda!!
  • adamb1adamb1 Posts: 12
    I have a dodge Ram that smells like a wet dog after it has been driven in the rain. The remedy is to park it in the garage with the windows down for a night and let it dry out. Then the stench goes away. Something in the fresh air ducting just doesn't drain correctly but the dealer has never been able to figure it out.
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