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2009 Mazda6



  • Thanks for the info & link.
  • gah, mines in that range. I haven't noticed anything either, but then, I'm not really sure what I'm looking for. Every thing SEEMS just fine.
  • Mazda sent me a recall notice. I have to take my car in to get the door checked out :cry: :cry:
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 875
    Yeah. I got mine today.

    I'll just have them look at it the next time I go for an oil service.

    2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek, 2015 Forester

  • I took my car to the local car wash today. As I pulled out I noticed water dripping on the inside of the car at the top of the door just opposite the driver's side mirror. I have a little grill there. It might be a microphone or a small speaker. The water was dripping from directly under that little grill. It wasn't a bad drip, but I know it shouldn't be there. The car is a 2009 Mazda 6i Grand Touring. Anyone else have this problem?
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 875
    I don't have that problem.

    Have your dealer take a look at it before it ruins the speaker.

    Before I would do that though, I would try to duplicate the leak. Sit inside the car and do it again. If it was a hand spray wash, have someone else do the wash. Watch for the leak. Make sure the window is all the way up too (but it doesn't appear that it could be from a slightly open window).

    2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek, 2015 Forester

  • Yeah, I had mine waiting for me when I got home.
  • I have 4300 miles on a Comet Gray Mazda 6 (2009). Just received a recall notices and took care to dealer on 1/21/09. Found rear passenger door handle in need of replacement. It is color coded and will take maybe 3 days to arrrive. Told it is a very quick procedure. Love the car, feels very solid and 4cyl is power enough for me in Maryland. Ride is not as soft as would like but overall a fine high quality car and would be one again in a second.
  • FYI - got my recall notice last week for a 2009 Mazda S-GT, but still does not show any recalls.
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 875
    Ride is not as soft as would like ...

    See? That's interesting. I have the s GT with 18" low profile stone-clunkers and I wish the ride was a little firmer with a little less body lean.

    That's why it is futile to argue about suspensions. Everyone likes something different.

    2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek, 2015 Forester

  • Just got a call this morning from Mazda, that my replacement color coded door handle is in. This was ordered last Sat.or Monday of this week. It came in very fast and I am very pleased. Also, I have a I Touring Mazda 6 09. It has 17" alloy wheels. In response to the last entry. The ride is very firm with little body lean. I love that part.It feels solid. To be more specific, let me just say that the ride itself over less than perfectly smooth roads produces a ride that does not absorb the imperfections of the road. The car produces a little more feedback from the road surface than what I am used to. Could be the tires themselves. Other than that,(a minor annoyance), I love the car. Not one problem with it.
  • I'm glad to hear that you've got prompt service. Please let us know how long the installation takes, and whether they were able to fix the problem while you waited.

    I came over from a '95 Accord, which BTW has been a great car. The ride in my 6i Touring (17" alloy wheels) is definitely stiffer, but i like it. It feels sporty to me. I do feel every bump in the road. I had to be extra careful when driving my wife home from surgery the other day, as each bump in the road made her wince. Now that she's better, its not a problem anymore. I love my 6! :shades:
  • I love my 09' GT6 I but I could do with a little less road noise. You want a feel of the road though and that you get. It handles well, especially in it's class. However I had a 07' Mazda 3 GT and IMO it handled much better but you feel almost every pebble in the road. I loved my 3 too.
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 875
    Don't get me wrong. The 6 has a very able suspension IMO.

    I traded a BMW on this Mazda so I am used to a little firmer, more agile drive. For a big, nose-heavy car though, it's very adequate.

    It's amazing how they almost eliminated the torque steer. :surprise:

    2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek, 2015 Forester

  • I too, came over after owning an '89 and '02 Accord. I was intially concerned about quality and reliability.... so far so good. i like my 6i Touring
  • To Flieger.

    Went to my Mazda Dealer this morning to replace the one door handle under the recall program. Remember, it had already been inspected Sat. before and it took less than 15 minutes to replace the handle. Was even offered a free rental for the day. How do you like that for customer service. I said I would rather wait, talked to the service manager and before I knew it, the car was done and ready to leave.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    You should see how I push my 03 6-v6 with 18" tires around a turn. You wouldn't be able to figure out it was a FWD car when you accelerate out of the turn. On a slightly sand covered road, I actually had my rear slide out. Amazing dynamics.

    You should see the videos on Youtube from the Middle east where they drive the 2003 Mazda6 drifting and sliding on the road. simply awesome.
  • @aspen8
    That's great news. I'm glad it went smoothly.

    I had a problem the second day of driving my car (6i Touring, 4 cyl, convenience pkg): it wouldn't start!
    I called my dealer and they told me to call their roadside assistance. I contacted them and an hour and a half later i was at the dealership via tow truck.
    They had to keep the car over night to figure out the problem. They gave me a not-so-nice old Mazda 3 for rental.
    They got the problem fixed the next day. It turned out to be two problems at once:
    1. The remote key "lost its programming"
    2. The shifter didn't make contact correctly when in park, so it wouldn't allow the engine to start.

    Anyway its fixed now, and i'm loving the car.
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 875
    I'm starting to take a few corners and curves the way I used to with the BMW (now that the snow-covered roads have subsided). This thing is amazing me every day with its abilities.

    Can't wait for real summer weather to appear.

    2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek, 2015 Forester

  • stewie2stewie2 Posts: 6
    Hey Guys,
    I am planning to buy the new full size sedan this march. The two vehicles that I have finally decided on in this category are Honda Accord 2009 and the new Mazda 6 2009. I have test driven both these cars and found them very similar. however I have a love for Mazda's interiors and exteriors. So I had planned to buy one soon.
    I have a couple of questions that still are bothering me.
    1. Honda Accord is said to have no scheduled Maintenance until 100k miles. (Couldnt find that on their website but I have read blogs where people have mentioned that)
    2. I have the new Mazda has transmission problems when its COLD, does anyone know about this?
    3. Overall, how has your experience been with the Mazda 6. Would you recommend buying it?
  • fliegerflieger Posts: 14
    I faced the exact same issue: 2009 Accord vs. 2009 Mazda 6.
    I can't imagine that the claim of no scheduled maintenance for the first 100k miles is true. But that should be easy enough to confirm via Google.
    I've had my 6 for 6 weeks now, and although we only had one day of freezing temperatures here in Texas, I've had no problems with the transmission.
    I really like the look of the 6 and it's interior (convenience pkg + moonroof/bose pkg). I also feel the engine (4 cyl) is a little spiffier than the Honda's 4 cyl. The Honda felt a bit underpowered to me.
    Although I loved my 95 Accord, which i sold to make room for the 6, I didn't have a problem switching to Mazda. I really enjoy the car and recommend it.
  • scsethscseth Posts: 7
    I haven't heard about any transmission issues. FWIW, I live in CO and have had my '09 6 since Jan and haven't had any problems with the transmission.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I can't imagine that the claim of no scheduled maintenance for the first 100k miles is true.

    Certainly oil changes, which are scheduled maintenance, must be required prior to 100K mi.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,681
    I believe they are referring to plugs and timing belt of the 'ol days.

    Most cars now do not require these maintenance items.
  • stewie2stewie2 Posts: 6
    Thanks for all the replies guys, I really appreciate all the inputs that you all have given. So I have decided on a Mazda 6 now and I am looking to talking to dealers for deals for M6.
    I have posted a question already in Buying and Pricing forum but I thought it would be a good idea to ask you guys here. I have decided on M6 - i- Touring (auto) with Moonroof and Bose Package. I am sure about this car and I am looking for some good deals. How much did you guys buy you mazda for? what should be a good price for this car? I would really appreciate any help!
  • fliegerflieger Posts: 14
    I paid $23,800 for the 6i Touring with convenience pkg, moonroof/bose pkg, spoiler, mudguards. Plus 2.9% financing.
  • crasht51crasht51 Posts: 9
    I got the recall notice too. Do you know which doors this applies to (drivers, front, all)? Also, did they need to remove the door panels to do the fix? To me that might set the stage for future rattles/squeaks if they need to tear into the doors.

    Thanks - JP
  • aspen8aspen8 Posts: 5
    To my knowledge, it applies to all 4 doors, but not 100% sure. Was having breakfast next door when inspection was made.My replacement was on the rear passanger door. If I remember correctly, the part itself might have been ok, but there might have been additional paint inside the part which cause a slight problem latching. They replaced the part as I was standing beside it and it was done so fast, I do not recall anyone removing door panels. Also refer to # 1947 # 1950,and # 1955. After over 4,000 miles, still enjoy the car, it feels very solid. I live outside Baltimore and temps do go below freezing. I have had no transmission problems period. Hope this helps you and others with transmission concerns.
  • lpmillerlpmiller Posts: 27
    i live in Minnesota, and this winter it has gotten as cold as 22 below zero. On that day, as on every other day during this miserable, misbegotten hell of a winter, I've had zero problems with the tranny. Or anything, other then snow getting stuck in the wheel wells.
  • pats1fanpats1fan Posts: 18
    For what it is worth, and it won't be worth much if you don't care about stereo quality, I found that the price for the moon and tune was not worth it. However, that is also because I care far more about a quality stereo than I do a moonroof. If I could do it over again, I would have skipped that package and paid for an after market stereo, speakers, etc.
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