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2009 Mazda6



  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I purchased mine for $150, and had my techs install them. Plus, they are brighter then Mazda's stock Xenons. Mazda's are 35w 4200K, mine are 35w 5000K.

    I am unsure if there are compatible kits out there yet, though.

    Personally, I would just get the conv. package. I like all the other features, and it makes it worth it.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    As mentioned before...Blind Spot Monitoring is very addictive: you may not think you need it, but once you have it, you are hooked.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    You can say that about a lot of features. I, for one, think that the keyless ignition is very addictive.
  • what do the adjustable headlights do? and how do you adjust them? the dealership has to?

    and i have never had xenon lights, does this option even make a diference...the adjusting part. lights always light up what they light up for me with ever car i have it necessary?
  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    what do the adjustable headlights do? and how do you adjust them? the dealership has to?

    The Xenon headlights have a small rotary knob that allows the driver to adjust the height of the beams as they shine down the road. It allows you to adjust the beam height in the case that you have a higher load of cargo/passengers, they allow you to lower the beam height to not blind oncoming drivers.
  • ohblueohblue Posts: 39
    Thanks, guys...
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    EPA be damned.

    Why? Because you did not get the EPA numbers when you drove the car in a way that differs from the EPA test?
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    Malty.....howdy my friend!!!!!! Long time No see
  • I really want to purchase a Mazda6 i Touring with the convenience package.... I know I can get the S-plan by joining the World Karting Association, but I believe it's too late for me to sign up to get the $1000 private launch coupon.

    Do you know if the Private Launch coupon is transferabble? If so, does anyone have an extra one they are willing to sell to me! I am willing to pay $$$$.

    If you can, please send me a friend request and leave me a comment! Thanks.
  • Hi everyone...

    I'm looking to buy an I-touring with the Convenience and Moonroof/Bose packages very soon.

    I have the S-plan, and the breakdown listed on the Ford employee website.

    However, I was wondering if the additional $400 S-plan incentive has expired or not, and if anyone knows if that is available in PA.

    Thanks in advance.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Hey Chikoo! Still doin what i do, where I do.

    Are you looking to get a new 6 or still having fun with the old one?
  • m6userm6user Posts: 3,174
    I think he meant that he got better than the EPA and was remarking about how the Mazda6's "real world" mpg is a lot better than the EPA numbers. I also get better than EPA with my 07 Mazda6 but I can usually do better in most any car if driven right. I don't think Mazda is that unique in beating the current EPA numbers.
  • 4rman4rman Posts: 30
    Well. I checked with the dealer and they do not offer/have low dust ceramic brake pads for a car this new. I double checked a few 09 M6s on the lot and the excessive brake dust is definitely a problem for me. Went through it with a Tribute and don't want to go through it again.

    I think I am going to go with a 09 Camry SE.

    09 M 6 is definitely a beautiful car!!! Thx.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    I am thoroughly enjoying the the hilt. Just got a new throttle body, and it purrs like a kitten all the way to 6K. I am running 235/40/18 on them and pushing through turns is pure joy due to the minimal understeer. It is bordering on neutral if you turn hard and quick in the turns, with the tail following like a well obedient slave :).
  • dman24dman24 Posts: 11
    Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could post their experience thus far on the mileage on the 6 s (6 cyl). I will probably be getting an 09 Mazda 6 sometime this month. I like the look of it more than the 4 cylinder (nicer rims and also the dual exhaust looks really good) plus it drives really well. The salesman was definitely pushing the 6 on me. "You know you love how this car runs and the boost...." I really didnt need convincing that I liked the power. but he even told me that the mileage was really good with 17 and 25 EPA! Thank you for your responses.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    You put a new throttle body on it already? What was the reason?
  • I'm also interested in hearing what the S-plan rebate will be for October. Does anybody know if it changed or is it still $400? I know it jumps around. In August it was $500, September $400, now October ??? I'm in the Ohio region, if that makes a difference.

    Can anyone help me out? Thanks.
  • rupbrerupbre Posts: 12
    I now have over 4000 miles on my v6 gt. I'm getting from 25 to 26 mpg. It is 70% highway and 30% city. Usually drive the speed limit or a little over.
  • dman24dman24 Posts: 11
    25 or 26 over all? I would definitely go for that, but when I saw 17 and 25 on the EPA on the window that made me doubtful. I love the car. Driving it is so much fun!
  • I can assure u that sticker is on the $ with 17/25 MPG.
    I have s Grand Touring with 1500 miles on it & city is only 17 & highway 25.
    I baby the car & keep RPM's @ or below 2000 so I doubt others are getting better?
  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    Give it time.

    My '04 6 with V6 wasn't getting decent mileage until it was fully broken in (about 4-5K miles). Now I easily exceed the EPA mileage.

    Same with the '07 Altima 2.5S that's my wife's DD, the mileage improved greatly after the engine was broken in.
  • cecilt1cecilt1 Posts: 74
    I am interested in a straight highway trip going 75-80 mph with little to no city/traffic driving. If 25 is it on the 6 s I will go elsewhere. I get 30-32 on my '06 TL 6 speed and I would not give that up to get 25 in the Mazda 6. Thanks
  • I just came back from NJ from Rochester NY 350 miles each way.
    I got exactly 25 MPG with my s Grand Touring. I hear it should get better?
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    >You put a new throttle body on it already? What was the reason?

    I was talking about my 2003 Mazda6s.......after 5 years.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    You should not compare your actual mpg on the '06 TL to the figure on the EPA sticker, the EPA highway test is not based on a straight highway trip going 75-80 mph.

    I'd go to and do a side-by-side comparison of the '06 TL and the '09 Mazda6 to get an idea of what the difference in mpg would be.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I think he meant that he got better than the EPA and was remarking about how the Mazda6's "real world" mpg

    I understood that, my point is that it is silly to criticize the EPA number because you exceeded their highwy figure on freeway cruise, as that is not what the EPA test is designed to mimic. I think any car will beat the EPA highway figure by a similar factor when driven on a freeway cruise at steady speeds.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,681
    Everybody has their own list of desirable items a vehicle should have.

    But I’m having trouble comprehending passing on a vehicle because of brake dust; especially for a Camry.

    Brake dust, for me, would be about the 99th item on a list of 100…maybe the 100th being undesirable valve stem caps…
  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    Brake dust, for me, would be about the 99th item on a list of 100…maybe the 100th being undesirable valve stem caps…

    My 100th is actually which side the gas cap is. :)

    Seriously, brake dust IS annoying, but not nearly annoying enough to ditch a car that I really like, let alone for a coma-inducing Camry. There are plenty of excellent products on the market that specifically remove brake dust, some without scrubbing by hand.

    Another trick: if your wheels are painted (such as the 6), put a coat or two of car wax on them. They not only help them shine, but it helps in repelling/removing brake dust as well.
  • Agreed totally, ivan :shades:
  • drosadrosa Posts: 24
    I took a S-GT for a test drive today. I am coming off an 04 lease. The '09 feels big. It still corners nice but leans a bit more. 18" tires are rough. It has GREAT power and some nice new tech toys. It will be a great family hauler for 5. Silver or Black are best colors. Comet has a DR Jekel - Mr. Hide effect.(It changes colors plays tricks on your eyes).

    I am down to a 09 S -GT or a 08 Base Acura TL. The TL felt very similar to my 04 6 with more needed zoom.

    09 S-GT
    + Newer, nice looking, feels alot more powerful than '08 TL, more room, new tech toys(push button start, IPOD port, blind spot monitoring, No lean breaking)
    - Feels a little too big, less European tightness that previous gen and more American big car feel, Hate the Tiger Motif shift console, Interior design is ok. First Model Year bugs, $$ fully loaded no Nav is 30K - need to bargin a bit since its's new. No financing deal

    08 TL
    + nice combo well rounded, amazing interior just right power and size (2nd car mostly commuter), Fully loaded in Base Model. Great discounts + financing on what is left
    -Last Model Year ('09 on the lot looks a little quirky but superior), no ipod jack, maybe a little tight, small trunk (but this is not the family hauler) no push button start(no biggie - just fun). Not overpowering. Premium fuel

    any thoughts?
    I am getting final price on both tomorrow
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