2008 Mazda 6 GLX 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable, good looking, safe modern wagon
Nothing. Just regular maintenance - oil changes, tyres needed replacing, air filter.
Quieter and more comfortable than my previous car, a Corolla. This particular model only has a 2.0 litre engine, so for a fairly big car like this, I would have preferred the 2.5 litre. But it is a 6 speed manual, so that helps mitigate the lack of low down torque. It is good when it gets going, and the gearbox has a slick change. This car is quite a high mileage, but having owned 2 previous Mazdas (MX5s) I was confident that this would be reliable even at high mileages. I expect to get into the mid 250,000km before I think about getting a new car.
It has a great boot, with clever easy fold down seats in the wagon. Very practical and useful.
Handles well, looks good, and is extremely practical. It's not a sports car, but it does what it's supposed to do. They are popular wagons in NZ. The diesels that get a bad review on here are confined to the US it seems. Are they made in the US??
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2014