2011 Mazda 6 iTouring from North America
Do not buy, run the other way!
The car makes an awful creaking noise when you get out of it.
Front passenger seat squeaks and drives me nuts.
When you fill the gas tank, you can feel the thumping of the gas slopping around, until it gets below 3/4 of a tank.
I owned a 2008 and loved it, had 110,000 when I traded it for my 2011, and have regretted buying the 2011 every day for the past 20 months. The 2011 is made cheaper, lots of road noise and a wind blowing in your ear sound when driving down the road. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it, and I'm so upside down I'm stuck with it.
Lesson learned... I will never buy another Mazda, ever!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th June, 2013
30th Jun 2013, 04:52
Wow, this is harsh for a car with 50000 trouble free miles (yes, I say trouble free because the things you mention are not faults at all, just below average build quality). Maybe we should stay away from cars such as early model Kia Carnivals, as by this mileage (50000) they would have already required 2 head gasket replacements. Much more major than a few squeaks and the sound of fuel swooshing in the tank!!
1st Jul 2013, 15:33
I agree with the first commenter. If the door was slammed really hard for a long time and the passenger seat was jacked around with moving back and forth, they'll break down in any car.
Gas doesn't slosh around. Must be a drink in the back seat or something.
1st Jul 2013, 18:22
It would seem appropriate that if you were buying an updated model, that a test drive would have helped determine if the vehicle was up to expectations. So in the case of minor squeaks and road noise, it would have been obvious that this car was not for you. So the fault lies clearly with the buyer.
Mazda seems to use urethane bushings for the suspension. Makes the car handle better. But the bushings do need to be lubricated on occasion. My experience has been that Mazda service has been more than willing to address this within the warranty period. After that, they may charge for the service.