2002 Mazda 6 2.0 Station Wagon 2.0 16v petrol
Mazda at their best... a true family sports car!
Power steering fluid leaked once due to corroded piping. Was replaced with a new part which had a rubber covering, Mazda had redesigned the part so this problem will never occur again!
Something felt loose inside the driver’s seat (backrest). I could feel it when going around corners really quickly, but none of the mechanics at the dealer could ever feel it!
Had slight rust around the rear wheel arch inner and rear bumper split. This is a common problem for the station wagons sold in Sweden and Mazda fixes it under their 12 year rust warranty programme.
One of the power windows (rear left side) would not work on occasion.
Driver’s side door mirror did not heat up (at least not as fast as on the other side).
Heated seats (front) were very poor. This was rectified on later models, but we had to suffer cold leather seats during harsh Swedish winters!
Fantastic driver's car. It handles superbly, has well composed ride and even the 2 litre engine is very responsive. Gearbox is very good as well, with a precise, accurate feel.
Road noise was rather high, especially with winter tyres. But then again, small price to pay for such fine cornering and handling capabilities!
The station wagon is very spacious. Luggage area is huge and has a smart automatic system for folding down the rear seat backrests.
I was tempted to buy the 2.3 version with the nicer 17" wheels, Bose stereo etc. but chose the 2.0 instead as I preferred the feel and handling of this model despite the smaller engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2008