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  • Anyone out there with 100k plus on the V6 ? just wondering how the engine is holding up...my '03 Duratec with 62k is getting louder (raspier) and taking oil (not quite 1q for 1k but it is getting there). Aside from that, the car runs well but I have a growing concern about its 'heart'. Bottom line, this is a keeper for me but if it needs a 'transplant' before 150k...well, it will be a big disappointment with Ford (I guess partially with Mazda too for not reworking the engine enough). I suppose only time will show...
  • I talked to a dealer today about a 2006 Mazda 6 s Automatic Sedan brand new car. Car is a 6 cylinder model. They are willing to sell for 18,300. I want to try and get the rear wing spoiler added to the car extra for free. Do you think I have room to negotiate iwth this offer. I was thinking about offering 17,500 and ask them to include the spoiler with that price. I think they want to get these 06's off the lot. What do you think? Thanks!
  • $17,500 is a good place to start. Is it a Grand Touring? What other options does it have?
  • It was 24, 500 as the list price on the tag. It has no options on it. Just a base model, Mazda 6 Sedan, 2006. I want them to throw on the wing to make it look more sporty. You seem to know a lot about mazdas, I have a few questions for you..

    1. Did you think the seats were comfortable? That was one of my concerns, they seemed kind of hard. I hadnt noticed this before but I did last night for the first time.

    2. Do you know if there is much of a difference of the style of the base model 06 Mazda 6 versus the sport model. I love the sport but it seems like all of them are gone in my area. I think the front grill may be different. Just dont want to be disapointed that it doesnt look the same after I buy..

    Thanks for your help!
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    In addition to the wing and grill that you already noticed, tail lights are different on the 2006 sport vs. base. Sport has the dark tailights. Headlights have "smoke tint" lenses on the sport. Sport also has side sill extensions and alloys.

    Personally I think the sport looks much better. I don't care for the wing myself, but like everything else.
  • Do you think the base can still be sporty with the wing? Havev you seen mazdas like this. Problem is they didnt have one in the lot. Also, what do you think about seat comfort. I am a little concerned w/that. Seats seemed kind of hard when I sat in them?
  • Do you think the base can still be sporty with the wing?

    I think so. There really aren't many other differences between the sport and base model, besides the taillights. The changes in the side and rear sills aren't NEARLY as noticeable as the '03-'05 models. I've got an '04 V6 w/sport pkg. and my brother-in-law has a base '04, and they really look like two different cars parked next to each other. For the '06-'07 models, a wing would look good, and not out-of-place on a base model like the '03-'05 models

    Also, what do you think about seat comfort. I am a little concerned w/that. Seats seemed kind of hard when I sat in them?

    My '04 seats are stiff, but they are VERY comfortable after a few minutes, and are great after long trips. In fact, I just completed a 2 1/2 hr road trip, and I feel pretty good. For '06 and up, they enlarged the bottom cushion, and GREATLY improved the seat materials. I've briefly sat in a '06, and the seats felt better to me than my '04. They are definitely stiffer than the seats in the CamCords, but I prefer them compared to the sofa cushions in the Camry.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
  • Up here in calgary a dealer has 5 of these lease returns, sedans with 4 cylinder engine, at an attractive price. Any watchouts for these used cars, or are they relatively reliable?
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    They are pretty good cars...if you buy one have the dealer "certify" it....Mazda has a good certified program in the US..hopefully you have the same/similar program.
  • I bought one on June 1, have over 16k miles and totally trouble free so far. This is my 8th car, and it's been the most trouble-free I've ever owned. The 06s are a little quieter than the older models, and interior materials are alot better.
  • saabskisaabski Posts: 57
    Hello all, I just purchased a 2006 Mazda 6 S Sports sedan (brand new leftover with 10 miles). Paid $16,225 plus TT&L, almost $8,245 off the MSRP of $24,660!
    It does include MAC Cash, so I would be refinancing through my bank in three months. This car is such a steal not only for its price/value/reliability, but its finesse as a true driver's car. Feels like a vault, but corners like it's on rails. One question though, does V6 require premium fuel?
  • ericzoomericzoom Posts: 213
    No, only the Speed6 requires premium fuel. The V-6 runs fine on regular gas.
  • isseyvooisseyvoo Posts: 121
    Who would be the original engine/transmission high mileage champ on this board??? Curious to see how the 6 ages. I know it's only been out since 03, but I imagine some of you have put the odometer through its paces by now.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,237
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  • gnoelygnoely Posts: 2
    I have a 2003 6i. I have so far reached 115,500 something miles. Outside of a PCV valve replaced at 105,000 the car has been solid. A few tires and a couple of brake jobs, and oil changes every 5,000 miles. I will need to replace the coolant and spark plugs soon, as well as another drive belt. Bottom line, in terms of reliability, the best I have driven so far and light years ahead of its predecessor, and 1998 Chevy Malibu which was piece of...you know the rest.
  • kronogoosekronogoose Posts: 116
    Has anyone replaced the stock manual shifter with a short-throw shifter? I have a 2006 S. I'm guessing only after-market short-throw shifters are available (Mazda doesn't make any)?

    Thanks,

    Greg
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Mazda does make one and I loved it when I had my 2003 i.

    The part number is GRMS-8M-H12 (about $200 from a MAZDASPEED dealer).
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Mazda does make one and I loved it when I had my 2003 i.

    The part number is GRMS-8M-H12 (about $200 from a MAZDASPEED dealer).
  • kronogoosekronogoose Posts: 116
    Cool, I will check it out!

    Thanks,

    Greg
  • kronogoosekronogoose Posts: 116
    Greetings,

    Can anyone explain what difference the variable valve timing makes on the Mazda6's V6? It seems to me that the engine becomes more energetic above 4000 RPMs, but I haven't played with it enough to be sure.

    Thanks,

    Greg
  • carjimcarjim Posts: 155
    Mazda hasn't released any teaser photos of the next Mazda6 sedan have they? Has anyone got any pics to share? I'll even take some good juicy rumors. They can be fun to read.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Last spy shots I have seen are here.
  • skibry1skibry1 Posts: 174
    I understand us homelanders tend to be abit more robust
    than the rest of the planet,but we need a fun-driving car
    that makes us feel that $3+ gallon is wee bit easier to swallow.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Well, sales of the Mazda6 haven't been that great so I'm sure they are trying to get closer to the size of the rest of the class. I'd expect something with similar dimensions to the Accord but handling that is best in class.
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    The increase in size isnt very much. I think the number I keep hearing is around 13 millimeters...but the new engine will be a nice update..
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    It would be nice to see a 4-cyl that matches Honda, Toyota, and Nissan for power and efficiency.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    The interior is said to be much more roomy. If I get a peek at it I'll let you know.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I'm not sure how much more like a Camry you want it... as it's off by 2hp and 7ft-lbs and the Camry weighs 172lbs more.

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  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    Nevertheless the Camry has more hp and still manages to get better mpg despite the extra weight - a more efficient engine. I hope Mazda can match that and the others. Right now it is trailing the pack in both departments (power and mileage).
  • Hey Guys,
    Just purchased a used 2006 Mazda 6s Grand Sport with about 28880 miles on it. Is there anything, either maitinance or routine care that I should have done right away? It is still under warranty but if there is anything I should have looked at that typically goes sour on it right around these miles let me know please :)
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