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2009 Mazda6

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  • Do you have traction control off or something? I have a very steep, very long driveway that would occasionally give my forrester problems, and it's been snowing pretty much every day this week, and I've had no issues. Granted, I think the all seasons they put on these cars are kind of crap in the snow (give me some triple tread all seasons any day) but I've been surprised at just how well the car has been doing in the snow and ice.
  • Hey, thanks avi. I check out this site to research models and I appreciate your contributions. Last answer sounds great if it happens, sounds like it will allow Mazda to have more control over their products (for the better).
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I'm glad I could help!

    sounds like it will allow Mazda to have more control over their products (for the better)

    There won't be much change over product control, but, rather how the company is run. Think of Mazda being more efficient with daily operations.
  • No I don't have traction control off. In fact when I was trying to drive up the snowy driveway I saw the tcs light/icon on the dash come on a few times but it didn't help. BTW apart from my driveway I didn't have any traction issues with the 6 anywhere else even when on some areas where the roads weren't fully clear and had some snow on them. It's basically the slope of my driveway that's causing issue here with the 6.
    BTW the awd CX-9 that we have went up the driveway unflinchingly, just before I tried the 6 and failed. I used to be skeptical of awd's till I got to see the ease with which our CX-9 climbs up our driveway under low traction conditions.
  • I have a 09 Mazda6 S Grand Touring.
    I drove in over 10 inches of snow today with no issues!
    I also had a small problem getting up my high driveway.
    I switched off the traction control & was easy able to get in my garage!
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Perhaps, while the Mazda6 comes with all-season tires, they are more performance oriented and less all-season-ish than what some other vehicles come with.
  • I bought My Mazda6 in October and got my remote Mazda remote start put installed in November. The shop had a tough time installing it taking them two days and they needed to give me a car rental, but anyway the remote start is not that great. My issues i have with it are, 1)the remote start key is one button. you need to hold it for one second then push it quickly again for your car to start. if pushed wrong it will set off your car alarm and not start your car, so when you go outside your car is off but your alarm is on. 2) with advance key less system, when you open your door it turns off the car. it is a safety feature. so you will have to restart your car after you open your door. 3) the key fob does not tell you if your car was started, im kind of picky on that one but it would be nice to be able to tell if it started or not other than walking outside to see if it worked or not. so I would probably pass on it unless those aren't much of an issue for you. OH and one other thing, you can not have your rear defrosters turned on with your car, so you will have to turn it on after you get in your car.
  • I have a 2009 Mazda 6 S GT.. I was pulling out of a parking lot today, and there was about 6 - 8 inches of snow at the end of the parking lot. I stopped to make sure no cars were coming down the road and hit the gas. the TCS light began the flash.. I wasn't moving very far. then out of no where my car turned off.. I looked at the start button and noticed that just the accessories were on. I press the start button. Turned off the TCS and got right out.

    Has anyone else had this problem.. or knows what might cause this?
    I also live on a steep hill and have not had an issue getting up my driveway.

    I was mildly concerned when my car turned off thou...
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I was pulling out of a parking lot today, and there was about 6 - 8 inches of snow at the end of the parking lot. I stopped to make sure no cars were coming down the road and hit the gas. the TCS light began the flash

    First, your TCS should be turned off when starting from a dead stop and you are in snow that deep because you need wheel spin to get your car moving forward. The TCS light was flashing because the car was letting you know the TCS was activated (preventing wheel spin by reducing engine throttle and utilizing the brakes). The TCS system was working properly.

    I wasn't moving very far. then out of no where my car turned off.

    My guess is that since the TCS was engaged for so long, the throttle was reduced for too long and the engine starved itself of fuel.

    Again, when starting from a dead stop, turn off the TCS until you are actively moving forward, then turn it back on. Your salesman should have told you that. You can also read about it in your owners manual.
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  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,665
    Again, when starting from a dead stop, turn off the TCS until you are actively moving forward, then turn it back on. Your salesman should have told you that. You can also read about it in your owners manual.

    or...

    just don't floor it when in 6-8 inches of snow ;)
  • I've had my 09 M6 for about 2 1/2 months and I noticed over the weekend, while looking under my hood, that my engine coolant is low. My car is new, so why is my engine coolant level low? :confuse: Nothing is leaking, so should i take back to Mazda to have them look at it or just put some more engine coolant in it? :confuse:
  • rnmomrnmom Posts: 32
    My husband drove the car today 6cy we want it loaded theonly thing not include is navi. Leasing for 36 monthe 10,5 miles 2000.00 down includes tax first month and fees. for 419 a month I live in NYC any idea if that is a good n7umber the I was told the car listed for 26,000 and we would get it for around 23,00 Help
  • danxpdanxp Posts: 35
    does the M6 have this option? you know, when you put the car in reverse, the side mirrors tilt downward so you can see the curb so you don't mess up your rear rims?

    this is pretty standard on the higher end cars such as acura, bmw and lexus, but have yet to see it on any mazda or toyota/honda...

    thanks.
  • rik4rik4 Posts: 90
    mazda was offering the base 6I listed for 19,920 or so for 199.00 a month so if you are getting the car for 23,000 .00 then over 400.00 is grand theft auto. do the math you pay over 7200.00 more in the less than the base car which is only 4000.00 less.find another dealer.
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 446
    No. I just leave the switch over to the right mirror and adjust it down when parking. That's one thing I definitely miss. Not a deal breaker though.

    2014 Fusion, 2013 Impreza, 2011 Forester

  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I highly doubt you are looking at a "loaded" Mazda6 s GT for $23,000. It lists for $30,000.

    Did your payment include sales tax, fees, etc? How much money are you putting down?
  • Hopefully you're looking at the overflow and not the radiator. If the overflow is low just add water and check it again in a month. If the overflow is empty and the radiator is low, then get it to the dealer (have it towed if it's running HOT).
  • Thanks. It was the overflow. I had the Technician check it when I went in for my oil change. He said every thing was good.
  • If I change the speakers will my Bumper to Bumper Warranty be void? :confuse:
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,665
    Do you mean if you change out the stock speakers with aftermarket speakers will the warranty on the original speakers be void?

    Yes...you should have a new manufacturer's warranty on the new speakers.

    Unless the part you changed out adversely affect another part it should not void any warranty.

    Generally you can change any component; as long is it doesn't affect anything else it should not void any warrant...not being an expert of course...
  • microrepairmicrorepair Eastern MassachusettsPosts: 508
    My Mazda6 i GT w/AT is now two months old and has 1900 miles on it.

    Good points:
    - very roomy and comfortable and quiet
    - very responsive engine, transmission, brakes, etc.. (also all are very linear so control of them is easy)
    - superbly solid and precise steering control although a little too light on the steering effort for me
    - excellent cornering and handling w/little body roll
    - very good traction on snow with standard all-season tires and electronic stability program
    - very good gas mileage according to the built-in computer (haven't had a chance yet to do the manual calculations especially after one recent tank fill where the automatic nozzle didn't automate.. and sprayed my pants and shoes with much gas ! Not Mazda's fault!) Got a reading of over 28 mpg on a 220 mile trip of 80% highway driving with 1000 miles on engine.
    - excellent ergonomics on the controls and dashboard layout and excellent switch/control feel
    - excellent standard audio system (previous car was a Mercedes with Bose and I haven't noticed much difference)
    - excellent fit and finish inside and out.

    Nit Picks:
    - Outside mirror and steering wheel not included in automated settings for each driver
    - Mazda engineers never drove in New England coastal fog or they would have allowed use of fog lights WITHOUT headlights..!!
    - Didn't expect to get a Grand Touring car with super low-profile tires. Ride is a little harsher than I had expected for the Grand Touring model. Super lo-profile tires are OK for Grand Sport model, not Grand Touring.!

    Overall I am really pleased with this car and if it is as good as my 1988 MX-6, I should have it for at least 9-10 years with no serious problems.. Zoom-Zoom!

    :) :D :)
  • Yeah I wanted to change my stock speakers with aftermarket speakers and get subwoofers w/amp.

    When I called the dealership they said if i change the stock speakers the warranty towards my speakers and radio would be void. :confuse: Your explanation was the same I got from a lot other people I spoke to.

    I'm still going to get the audio system changed but I'm just hearing a lot of stuff.
  • Does anyone know the size of the door speakers? :confuse:

    I can't find the size anywhere online.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    - Mazda engineers never drove in New England coastal fog or they would have allowed use of fog lights WITHOUT headlights..!!

    It's not very common to find a car come from the factory where it allows you to use the fog lights with the headlights off. My wifes Subaru does the same thing.

    Didn't expect to get a Grand Touring car with super low-profile tires

    The 17" alloys are not really "low profile" tires. Check out the 18" alloys on the s model and you will see what low profile is!

    I guess if those are your complaints, you must really like the car! I have a few nit picks about my 2005 as well, but, the positives far out weigh the negatives.
  • I meant the rear speakers not the rear door speakers :confuse:
  • scsethscseth Posts: 7
    FYI - I just bough a fully loaded Mazda6 (all options including nav). Invoice on the car was $29,977. After a lot of haggling, I was able to get it under invoice but not by much.
  • pamnpamn Posts: 2
    I purchased a 2009 Mazda6 i-touring three days ago. This morning I noticed a dark spot on the upper front bumper. Thought it was probably a leaf or piece of debris. Much to my amazement, the paint is chipped!!! Called the dealership immediately and brought it over. The body shop guy looked at it and said it was a rock peck and there was nothing they could do about it because it's not a "design flaw". I have friends and co-workers who drive Hondas, Nissan, GM products, etc. None of their cars have paint flaking off because of a rock peck. Called Mazda and was told basically the same thing. "Get with your insurance company". What's going to happen the next time a rock pecks it?? Pretty soon the entire bumper will be black. I'm so angry right now. You cannot make me believe that paint flaking on a three-day-old car is not a factory defect or design flaw. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for me???
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,665
    Nothing much you can do (your opinion doesn't matter to them).

    Flaking does sound odd..a chip can happen at any time...but flaking :confuse:

    If a 3rd party paint shop agrees with you this may sway Mazda...good clear coat...clear nose mask (aka car bra).
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Without seeing it myself, I cannot be of any help or give advise. Sorry :sick:
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