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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Different from the crowd and quick off the mark!

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Awesome and has great street cred with daughters friends

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably not due to high cost of running re tax, insurance and petrol

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Possibly another Mazda 6 TS2 diesel or possibly BMW 3 series - not sure yet

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Franchise

    Did you buy this car new?

    Yes

    What price did you pay?

    £17,500

    When did you buy the car?

    October 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes as they gave a good price for the Mazda 6 and gave afew extras free too

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted a smaller car than my previous Mazda 6 but wanted something fast and a bit different.

    What was the dealer like?

    Helpful, friendly

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Quick to accelerate, excellent brakes, brilliant handling round corners and on country roads. Equally good on motorways.

    What's it like to park?

    Parking easy although rear window view is a little restictive

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Have had to have 2 alloys replaced due to some pitting, had to have the stereo replaced and the glove box creaks from time to time. Also had 2 front deatbelts replaced due to creaking noise.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Fits all the family in easily and boot space is good too. Seats fold down easily when required (ferrying daughter to uni and back!)

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Bose sound system, aero kit looks amazing