2001 Mazda 6 Review

2001 Mazda 6 Sport 2.3 2.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Freelander

Summary:

Driving this car really does put a smile on your face - Zoom-Zoom!

Faults:

The only problem I have had with the car is that the light in the boot was knocked off when I put my Golf Clubs in, it was replaced for free by the dealer during a service.

One other very minor point is that the front doors need a 'positive pull' to close them from the inside.

General Comments:

I bought an ex-demo Mazda 6, 2.3 Sport with leather and Sat Nav option, with 17" low profile tyres in August 2003.

I drove the car from St Malo, France to Klagenfurt, Austria and back in November 2003, a distance of 2,500 mls and I have got to say that this car is extremely comfortable and smooth to drive over long distances.

The car has lots of room in the cabin and the boot and the leg & head room in the rear is remarkable and rear seat passengers often comment on it.

This car is one of the best I have ever owned for comfort and sheer smoothness, a XJ6 Jaguar being my next favourite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2004

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review