2009 Mazda 6 TS2 2.2 163 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
I can't believe I was considering the ugly 'super-sized' Mondeo. Thank God I came to my senses..
Absolutely nothing to date.
I've had this car a little over 2 months, and in that time, I've covered over 4,100 miles. I really like it.
It is finished in stormy blue metallic; extras fitted include chrome door mirror housings, rear wing spoiler, front Sport grille and MPS-style gear knob. It also has a great looking set of 17" alloy wheels.
The interior is well made, no rattles or squeaks, although some of the plastics do feel a bit on the cheap side and the door-mounted speakers cause vibration in the door card (depends on how much bass you like...). Having said that, it's unobtrusive and the sound from the stock stereo is excellent.
Performance is impressive; doesn't feel, or sound, like a diesel. In fact, it's easy to forget you're in a diesel powered car until you glance at the fuel gauge and struggle to remember the last time you stopped to fill up!
It's also a good looking car which has that Lexus look about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2009
I have the same one, 2.2 163 TS2 and agree with most of your comments.. however, having just given back a Mondeo 2.0 TDCI Zetec, sadly prefer it.. just had the edge over the 6 in terms of comfort, build quality & overall package. Seats on the Mazda not quite as comfortable, although the Audio is way better!
Stunning looking car, spacious, well built, quick and agile.. but the reflections in price difference are very evident.
The 6 is a super car & very happy with it overall.. just sort of 9 out of 10, which is a little frustrating!!
I agree that the Mazda is good looking, but so is the Mondeo. The Mazda is sporty, but the Mondeo is classy and beats the Mazda in most areas. All the new saloons out are good; new C5, Insignia, Superb, so it just comes down to taste really, and a bit of research.
Not sure what kind of kool aid the previous commenters have been drinking, but the Mondeo is a far cry from the new 6. I think the original poster got it right.
Wait till you get the bill for the first oil change, and the cost added in for a modification which Mazda should be footing the bill for, as a recall. All the time constantly checking your oil level reading as it goes up instead of down, as the faulty injection system leaks diesel fuel down the cylinder walls into your engine oil.
This is 2010 Mazda not 1910.