2005 Mazda 6 Sport Sedan 4-cylinder from North America
My Mazda6 = Happiness :)
Nothing has gone wrong with the car thus far; I have had it for nearly 3 months :)
Oh my goodness, I love my car! I love the way it looks and I love the way it handles.
This car is so beautiful! It looks great in every color and is so much fun to drive! Every time someone sees my car, they offer a compliment.
Even at 84,000+ miles, I have never been worried about whether or not my car would start; I have found it to be very reliable. My dad owns a Mazda MPV and we have never had any issues with it, so I was thrilled to get my own Mazda!
I like that the A/C and heat don't take a long time to kick in; it makes for much more pleasant trips.
Additionally, I have noticed that as I accelerate, the volume on the stereo goes up. That's fantastic because I don't have to constantly adjust my volume and settings.
I love having steering wheel control options; I only wish that there was a power button on the steering wheel to turn the radio on and off.
Cons at this point:
The fabric on the seats is not as soft as I had hoped--I'm not sure if it's the cleaning agent they used before I purchased the vehicle or if the seats are simply not that soft. But they are very supportive!
Sometimes the A/C whines, but it is not a consistent, irritating sound; it happens every so often. Also, the vents are hard to direct.
The CD player skips or stops when I hit bumps or holes in the road.
The location of the trunk release is inconvenient; I wish it were on the floor, closer to the gas cap release.
I have tracked my gas consumption at every fill-up since I purchased the car and have consistently gotten from 21-23 mpg, which is just okay. I wish it were a little better. It's a good thing gas prices are going down!
Finally, my car did not come with a remote, so it would be nice to be able unlock the door from the passenger side as well as the driver side.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2008