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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    No idea.

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

    Very rare and very pretty in mettallic blue.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes but maybe the later model, probably a diesiel due to the fuel consumption of the 1.6 sport.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Maybe a jag x type diesiel or a bmw 3 series, however this is not intended as a poor reflection of mazdas as i have owned a few and not had any problems, (maybe i should have bought another 6 2008- 2012 model).

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Independent

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £5,300

    When did you buy the car?

    October 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Loved the look and mileage of the mazda 3, but dealer only offered me £500.00 for my mazda 6 which although high mileage was a top of the range ts2 with full leather and electric drivers seat, needless to say i declined this derisory offer and gave the car to my son.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Previously owned a mazda 6 2.0td ts2.

    What was the dealer like?

    No problems.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very nice, low geared so in 5th gear at about 40 mph, responsive steering and extremley quiet around town, but noisy at speed due to low gearing, also quite a firm ride as tyres/ wheels bigger than my old mazda 6.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy, no problems.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    No nothing at all.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Auto lights and wipers and obviously the bose 6 cd autochanger stereo.