Only reasons for changing cars were. We unfortunately had to put our purchase off for a little while, but I can thoroughly recommend this car to anyone looking for a solid family yet cool and sporty ride. . In fact, the 2007 4-cylinder model upgraded from a 4-speed automatic to a 5-speed automatic, and that is a bit peppier and adequate for a daily driver, and for my wife's needs. The rear seats are a tad cramped, but still quite comfortable.
The Sport bits are dropped, but available as options. I have had mine over 1 year now, I have driven it from Long Island to Florida, and to Maryland. Leg room in the back seat is tighter than in a full-sized family car no surprise I guess. The check engine light illuminated due to failed throttle body. Critically acclaimed from the beginning for attractive styling, reliability, combined with category leading driving dynamics, the Mazda6 continues on today as one of America's favorite alternatives to Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet, and Ford. Faded headlights may be restored using a very simple technique.
It's a gated shift, with a quick flick to the left for manual changing — forward to change down and back to change up. The odor is usually noticed after a cold start, fast idle, extended periods of idling and full throttle acceleration. It's only been a few days, so if I become aware of any significant shortcoming I'll post another comment. We've just bought the 2005 classic wagon and are delighted. The six-speed automatic provides improved gear spacing for the V6, keeping it in its power band under all circumstances. Though, acceleration is not bad, and the 5-speed manual with its short and firm clutch pedal and short throw shifter accomplish smooth shifts very quickly. So what we have here is the 2005 Mazda6 Sport Sedan with the Sport package, which includes front splitter, side skirts, and a trunk-mounted wing.
The left rear wheel was bent and caused vibration while driving. Man the speed on the Hwy was unbelievable. It's been on CarGurus for six months. The three spoke leather clad steering wheel features buttons for cruise control and the sound system. Model Lineup The Mazda6 lineup is significantly revised for 2005.
The Mazda's handling is even sharper than the Honda's. I better stop here before I go myself another one. Though more fun to drive, it doesn't feel quite as refined as the Accord. Hoping this is not a continual recurring event. For me this works really well. Mazdas are, as their campaign insists, for enthusiasts who like to drive, not just to get somewhere. Mazda's number for this recall is 8114L.
I had a longer more in depth review but my internet cut off : Avg. Abnormal wear and tear issues: - Involved in a deer strike accident, only body damage claim made, repaired. The Mazda6 rides on double wishbones up front with a lateral-link layout in the rear and coil springs all around. I do miss the auto dip rear mirror, a stupid omission on a new car can one be fitted does anyone know? So then by no means is fit-and-finish a strong suit of Mazda. The recall began on September 12, 2017. It had 17k miles on it.
Speaking of the body work, some panels are fairly thin and are prone to dents, especially when someone trying to maneuver a motorbike out of the garage happens to fall into the Mazda6, and leaves dents from elbow contact. The V6-equipped s version provides more horsepower than the four-cylinder i version, but the V6 model had a less comfortable ride because of its larger wheels. All Mazda6 models are well equipped. I would highly recommmend the Mazdaspeed version to any sports car enthusiast who either needs a car with a back seat, or lives somewhere with alot of snow the speed 6 is all-wheel drive. We bought the car new and 2years later the transmission started slipping in 4th gear. The staying and orange color is awesome too.
Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 2. Like the others said: they lied on the phone, saying they still had the vehicle, when it was actually sold. Tech determined noise was coming from transmission. Effective and practical 5 door hatch, especially with the back seats down. It sounds like one is blown out. They're just more fun than anyone else in their market.
The amount of power-steering assist backs off the faster you go, to give good road feel, although it's still on the light side at high speeds. . The optional electroluminescent gauges are illuminated in red light, but are conventional white-on-black during the day, with nice, large and pleasing graphics. The clunking or popping felt in the steering wheel could be caused by the lack of lubrication in the intermediate steering shaft splines in the steering column. A failed wheel bearing may be the source of a humming noise that gets louder at higher speeds.
The vehicle mileage was 200,600. The last price decrease was 5 months ago and it probably sold shortly thereafter. Hoping this is not a continual recurring event. Bear in mind that this is the opinion of a non petrol head, but to summarise: I love it and can't see the novelty wearing off for some time. The auto in what is rapidly become a five-speed world is stuck with four cogs, and again you could argue that another ratio would be welcome, but really it is fine just the way it is, with a tipshift function for more enthusiastic driving. The contact mentioned that if the incorrect parts were to be installed it would cause a catastrophic failure.