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Mazda6 Sedan



  • ashutoshsmashutoshsm Posts: 1,007
    Get a Lincoln LS with the V6 and 5-speed ;)
  • With the way the 6s is designed, is it possible to put in a new cd deck?
  • jstand, a rwd Crown Vic is a terrific car....BUT you seem to be drifting farther and farther away from your automotive roots. You dump your zippy Protege stick for a slushbox 6, now you're pondering a giant land-barge?? It's like you're aging rapidly like in that 1960s Star Trek episode! first car was a 1986 Escort w/ a Mazda-built 4-sp stick. No a/c, no power steering. But I enjoyed driving such automotive purity. I have an automatic GM sedan now--I'm more comfortable but less happy..............if you're considering a Crown Vic for safety reasons, I encourage you to buy one. New Vics are incredibly cheap. But I think you'd be more (sublimely) happy in a 6 stick. Be true to yourself.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    It's probably possible, but likely to be difficult and expensive.
  • My Husband & I are AAI employees. We're excited & anxious to get a new 6.
    Our 22 yr. old daughter got out of a lease early...her new car is equipped with XM radio. She's raving about it incessantly.
    Have any 6 owners equipped their cars with XM? Is it worth the extra cost?
  • I don't know why you're getting under 20mpg, jstandfer, but I've got a 4-cylinder automatic and I average 25mpg in city driving, and 29-30 on the highway.
  • Like others have said, you got a total lemon. I own a 6i and average 26 to 27 mpg in combination city and highway driving. Other than the slight squeaking brakes, it has been a great car (knock on wood).
  • seafseaf Posts: 339
    is not available in the 6, at least from the dealer. You'd have to get an aftermarket one installed. I personally don't think they're worth it, you're basically paying a monthly subscription fee to listen to a radio that has no commercials, how about installing an MP3-CD player instead? Or a multi-CD deck and you've got hours of music YOU want to listen to, not "close enough" by some DJ who composed the song list for the stations.
  • gee35coupegee35coupe Posts: 3,475
    We have it on one of our cars and I absolutely rave about it. It's like High Speed access. Some people are happy with dial-up. Some folk think DSL is a litle slow.
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    Mazda, like the entire Ford family, will be going with will see this appear on some mazda products now (MPV, miata) and some others later this model year.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    I wouldn't do it on the 6 since it's not a factory option. You'll end up having a goofy looking antenna that's not the same color as the car.

    I agree with seaf. Get the Mazda MP3 player. You can burn about 120 MP3 songs onto one disc. If a CD averages about 12 songs per CD, then one full MP3 disc is equivalent to a 10 disc changer. IMO, that's better than a disc changer or satellite radio. If you convert all of your CDs to MP3, you could have your entire music collection on a couple discs. Not only would you be avoiding the monthly satellite radio charge, you'd be listening to exactly what you want to be listening to, without commericals.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    how could a former RX-7 owner, a former Bright Red 99 ES 5-speed owner, think about getting a Land barge?
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    seeing rust on your brand new car is bound to distort your thinking when it comes to buying another new car. I've thought about trading mine in on a used Accord and I still haven't ruled that out. Depending on how this situation progresses, I might do just that. It just goes to show you how seriously some of us are taking this issue. FWIW, the Crown Vic and Grand Marquis are fine automobiles for their intended purpose.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,697
    have to remember not to consider a used 6 anythime soon, although I would never get an AT or a white one, so at least I would be safe from Jerry's when it hits the resale market.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • ashutoshsmashutoshsm Posts: 1,007
    I have the MP3 CD player, and no - my collection doesn't come remotely close to even being represented by two CDs. I still crave my satellite radio, and will have it installed soon.

    XM, of course, Sirius' music choice just never impressed me. And I like the range of XM's channels better. I have an FM modulated Alpine kit with a modulator/controller for any AI-net based Alpine add-ons. I'm waiting (and suffering through letting it sit in my closet) until I can afford a full upgrade - an amp, 4 speakers and a sub. To go with the MP3 CD and cassette player (kind of redundant now) that I already have :)
  • I just figure if I have to sit in traffic, I may as well have a living room on wheels. There's no zoom-zoom at 3mph. Here's my problem... the I-5 and I-805 merge. They take two 5-lane freeways that have a traffic rate of 80-100 cars per minute per lane. They merge the two together and within 3/4 of a mile, it is merged into 4 lanes (plus one rarely used carpool lane). Throw in an accident that shuts down a lane or two, and it's not uncommon to leave work at 5 and get home by 8. Now, the only thing I am worrying about is comfort and safety... both of which a Crown Vic or Lincoln Continental provide.

    If I had more money, I would have the land barge for commuting and a Miata 6-spd at home for zoom-zooming. Preferably one of the new turbo Mazdaspeed Miata's. Oh, what fun could be had with that. Oh... I've got to run off to a corner and cry.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    to get the "fix" done. If the rust continues after the "fix" has been performed, that's it for Mazda. When or if that time comes, I'll decide what to do with my car but I know one thing for sure, the Mazda6 will be my 3rd and LAST Mazda.
  • I was just perusing the Mazda USA site (shedding tears over Miata's), and I noticed Mazda has upped the ante in financing. These finance deals are as good as they are going to get. All 2003 models (including 2003 & 2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege) have 0% APR for 60 months AND no payments for 6 months. The truck has 0% for 72 months and 6 months deferred payments, or 0% for 60 months and $500 rebate and deferred payments for 6 months. As usual, Mazda6 models with the sport package are excluded. Instead of special financing, all models have $2,500 rebates (truck $3,500).
  • ramped1ramped1 Posts: 159
    I believe that Mazda is offering $1,500 rebates for the sport package-equipped '03 MZ6s. I saw that either on the Mazda website or on the Edmunds TMV link on Sunday.
  • With the way the cuts are made in the dash of the MZ6, is it even possible to install a cd deck? I dont want XM at all, just a nice cd deck
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