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2009 Mazda6



  • Actually the Mazda6 S Grand Touring comes standard with xenon headlamps, LED taillamps, rain sensing wipers and memory seats(two class exclusives), auto dimming outside rearview mirrors with puddle lamps (a class exclusive as only the Malibu and Aura have auto-dimming o/s driver's mirrors) and other exclusive features such as the blind spot monitoring system for an MSRP of about $28.9K. It only gets up to $30,690 when you add in the BOSE/Moonroof pkg. Even at those prices the Mazda6 is still comparable with the Nissan Altima 3.5SL/SE, Toyota Camry SEV6/XLEV6 and Honda Accord EX-LV6. As a matter of fact, with the way Nissan does it packaging the Altima 3.5SE fully loaded has a higher MSRP and Invoice than the Mazda6 does! So that indeed makes some of the features available on the Mazda6 class exclusives. Also, you don't have to step up to the Mazda6 s Grand Touring V6 to get these features, you can also get the Mazda6 i Grand Touring I4 which packs every feature of the S models minus the 18 inch alloy wheels. The MSRP for the i GT is around $25.9K without Moonroof pkg and gets to around $28K with that pkg.

    Name one midsize family sedan in this class that has those features for 2009 with a starting MSRP around the same price as the Mazda6 i and s Grand Touring. I'm not talkin full-size or near-luxury sedans, I'm talking midsize family sedans which have similar MSRPs to this new Mazda6. The only car in this class that had these features off hand was the Passat 2.0t Lux and VR6 models, which have been discontinued for MY2009. Other than that, you'd have to step up to a Maxima SV with Sport or Premium pkgs., an Acura TSX or TL or a Azera...basically something in another class. The Mazda6 is neither full-size nor near thus many of its features are indeed class exclusive.

    When you factor in discounts, I can understand, but I'm more than sure you'll be able to get a Mazda6 at a discount price eventually, which would make it even cheaper than the "V6 sedans around $30K" that you mentioned ;)
  • I am a current owner of Mazda 3, the lease is ending sometime early next year so I am keen to continue my association with Mazda...Mazda 3 has been great, sporty, no problems / rattles, however the A/C performance is below par, infact very very weak. Does anybody know if the 09 Mazda 6 has better AC compressor? Also wondering if anti-whiplash headrests are standard on the 6?
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Lemme guess, you have a 04, 05 or 06 Mazda3? The A/C issue was solved for MY07. As for the Mazda6, I've never really heard of anyone having an issue with them. Mine still blows really cold at 45,000. They might use a different unit, remember, the 6 is built here.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I had thought my A/C was weak in my 2007 Mazda6. I eventually noticed the problem was that it would sometimes cut out when stopped, like it is supposed to do under hard acceleration.

    The last flash update of the ECU mostly eliminated the has recurred only once. After the update it seemed like rpms would drop more slowly after stopping.

    That said the A/C is not all that great, our '97 Ford Windstar is much colder as is my wife's '05 Jetta. I have to leave it on recirculate more than I think should be necessary.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I stand corrected. There is the first complaint I have heard! :sick:
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I've heard read a few others
  • Lemme guess, you have a 04, 05 or 06 Mazda3? The A/C issue was solved for MY07. As for the Mazda6, I've never really heard of anyone having an issue with them. Mine still blows really cold at 45,000. They might use a different unit, remember, the 6 is built here

    Yes, I have 05 Mazda 3. I really hope the AC has been given an upgrade on 6. Thanks for the answers.

    btw I also hope that there are active headrests on the front seats on Mazda 6. I just dont recall reading about them on any of the reviews of the 6, so just curious..
  • Does anyone know of a Mazda build site where you can build your Mazda 6 with options and get the S-Plan price? Thanks
  • All you need to do is use Edmonds to get the Invoice Price. There's a regional assesment that will be added based on where you are's $255 here in DFW. So Invoice + Destination + Regional Assessment = S-plan price.
  • Kapaaian,

    Do you know if the $400 rebate for S-plan (ie 400 off dealer invoice) is supposed to be available in New England area? Also the invoice price of Edmunds for GT V6 with Bose for the 2009 Mazda6 including destination is $450 less than my dealer's. Any idea why this could be?

    Thanks in advance.
  • gfogfo Posts: 9
    I just picked my new I-Touring Silver 6 speed from the dealer and love it. I was able to get a total of $2,800 off the MSRP through my S plan and the additional $400 rebate as part of that along with the $1,000 private launch cash. The car handles great. I love the push button start system. The electroluminescent gauges are awesome. It could use a little more pep, but other than that this car is a winner.
  • Does anyone know if the $400 extra S-plan rebate is only applicable on purchases, or can it also be used towards a lease? (There's a $685 private launch lease rebate to go along with the current $500 lease rebate)

    Also are you still required to pay the dealer doc fee under s-plan? I know many other plans from other manufacturers that only allow a $75 fee (such as gm supplier discount)

  • gfogfo Posts: 9
    Not sure if it applies to a lease or not. I was charged $250 for doc fees under the s-plan.
  • I traded in my 2007 toyota camry two weeks ago on a 2009 mazda 6 I touring and love this car every minute. For the people thats looking at the 09 mazda 6, trust me its a good car because this is my 3rd one. The toyota carmy is a mess, trust me because I had one for a little over a year.
  • post some pics. I have yet to see a stick shift model Mazda6!
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Your dealers invoice is higher because Edmunds does not account for the regional assessment charge Mazda charges to the dealer. Edmunds clearly states this in their pricing section.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    The dealer is allowed to charge a "reasonable documentation charge" to all transactions, including S-Plan. The customer does not determine what exactly "reasonable" is, the State that the dealer does business in has to approve any doc fee in order for the dealer to charge it. So, basically, whatever the doc fee is, you are going to pay it, regardless if you are s-plan or not.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I drove from CT to NJ yesterday for a Mazda function and I had the liberty of taking an 09 Mazda6 i GT automatic. I filled it up with gas and set out on my drive to NJ. Since these new 6's have the on board fuel computer, I decided to test it out and see what these 6's get for highway fuel economy

    I reset the computer as soon as I got on the highway. I also set the cruise control at 70mph and had the a/c on a low fan setting. During my 222 mile trip, the Mazda6 recorded a 31.3mpg average for the whole trip!. About 215 miles of the trip were highway. This was an 09 Mazda6 that also had no miles on it, and was not broken it. I was a bit surprised. I wonder if it's possible for the FE to go up after the engine is broken in? Possibly to 32 or 33 mpg highway?
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    I hope that's not the real mileage - it doesn't get any more ideal than that. I would hope the mileage would be at least 35 under those conditions.
  • A/C has been improved for 2009. Along with an entirely new system that is colder, the new one is noticeably quieter than my 2007.

    S-plan rebate would apply to a lease.

    I can't access new england programs. They are outside of our region which is how programs are done. Early on, I can't imagine there being big differences across the country however as it being a new car, there aren't differences in taste.

    RE: Biker4: 70 mph is ideal for fuel economy? Wow, considering that most companies cars supposedly get their best fuel economy at 55, and the drop off is supposed to be steep over that for every 5 mph, I'd be really intrigued to see what you'd get from something like an accord with it's hearty .31 cd vs. the 6's .27.
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