2009 Mazda 6 Reviews

2009 Mazda 6 Sport Executive 2.2 TDI 163 HP turbo diesel from Germany

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.2 TDI 163 HP turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance47000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Octavia

Summary:

Well built family car for long distance driving

Faults:

I had an older Mazda 626 1.8 benzin, and that's why I decided to try a Mazda 6. Till this moment I haven't even had one problem.

As you know, here in Germany we don't have a speed limit, so I drive often at 200 km/h. In these conditions, the motor needs 300-400 ml oil per 20000 km extra.

General Comments:

The car has comfortable seats and enough inner space.

The acceleration from 0-100 in 9.2 seconds is even sporty.

With 6.6 l /100 km, it's for me sparing on fuel.

The brakes work perfect.

The luggage-carrier is big - 520L.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2011

2009 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring 3.7L from North America

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.7L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance37532 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Out of this world..

Faults:

None Yet.

General Comments:

First off, I must say this isn't my car. Unfortunately, it is my brother's car. I just had to drive him to the airport about 35-40 miles away, and I took it for a leisure drive afterwards.

I have no clue where to even start on this car. Coming from a 2000 Passat (oh, and did I mention I am looking for a new car too?) to this car is like day and night. Yeah, I know it is comparing a new (or basically new) car to a used one, but in all honesty, they don't even compare.

The Mazda is just everything that a car SHOULD be: Sporty, sexy, luxurious, sleek, safe, and impressive.

Starting with the time I first turned the car on, the push start was a cool feature (or personally I thought it was cool).

The heated seats were amazing, and although they were stiff at first, once I adjusted the lumbar support, I basically sank into the seat.

The steering wheel mounted controls mixed with the Bose Sound System was just a good setup. Although I must admit, compared to other Bose Systems we have had in the past in previous cars, this one seems rather weak, and that is essentially my only complaint on this car.

The pickup of the car was unreal, the blind spot detector feature is great, and the autostick feature (like the one I had on my Passat, but better) gives you the chance to experience a more aggressive feel on the road.

The ride was great, I felt like I was driving on a cloud. Plus the thing seemed like it didn't take any gas through the whole trip (which round trip was about 90-95 miles when it was all said and done)... the needle on the gas gauge barely moved!

I just felt really safe and comfortable in the car, and if I could afford one, I would be all over it, but unfortunately I am just a broke college student who can't afford such a fine automobile. I have heard great things about Mazda in the past, and this just confirms it. ZOOM ZOOM!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th May, 2010

2009 Mazda 6 TS2 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.2 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance12247 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Rubbish from a sneaky manufacturer, never again

Faults:

Queried first service cost of £330 at 11000 miles, only an oil change? Ur so I thought. Must be gold in the oil!

It would seem that a fault with the injectors, which should be treated as a recall, but isn't, is the reason for the hiked up charge.

Super sneaky Mazda charge the customer for this modification. If you refuse to pay for the modifications, then Mazda will tell you that's the end of their warranty, you are on your own.

This fault in the injector system lets diesel oil run down the cylinders into the sump, which then dilutes the lubrication of the engine oil!!! Hence the normal high and low marks on the dipstick, but wait a higher mark above the high mark is on the dipstick. When your oil level reaches this mark, Mazda says you must have your oil changed. Why, because a third of what is showing on the dip stick is diesel fuel. Therefore resulting in diminished lubrication, and Mazda has the audacity to pass on the cost to the customer, hide it in the first service cost. By the way, at 70,000 miles, they have to be changed again, so another hefty bill to look forward to.

Be warned, you won't be told this when they are all smiles in the showroom, dreaming of getting their hands on you hard earned dosh.

General Comments:

I never thought a Japanese manufacturer would stoop so low. This is my second Mazda, the first was in 1976, I bought a 626 1.8 petrol. It also although petrol was an oil burner, might as well have been a diesel, the amount of engine oil it got through. I had to carry a one gallon can of engine oil in those days to top before the return journey.

I hadn't touched Mazda since 1976 until 2009, and I wish I'd stayed away.

Problem was I and a lot of others thought these were Ford engines and the 6 was a Mondeo under a different skin, as Ford owns a 33% share of Mazda. How wrong I was. I blame Ford too, if they had designed the new Mondeo a decent shape, I would never have bought a Mazda 6 in the first place.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2010

24th Mar 2010, 16:25

"as Ford owns a 33% share of Mazda"

Nope! According to Wikipedia Ford announced it was selling 20% of Mazda back on November 2008 bringing their share to just 13.4%.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 9 reviews