2012 Mazda 6 Review

2012 Mazda 6 GT-M (estate) 2.2 CiTD from Netherlands

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.2 CiTD Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18540 kilometres


Sport in a business package


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General Comments:

This car is great, it is such a pleasure to drive. It is a sports car in a business suit. The steering is accurate, and you feel everything that's under your front wheels.

The throttle is different, but it's easy to get used to the first bit that doesn't accelerate the car that much, but if you keep on pushing, you will feel a great kick. Full throttle spins the front wheels, making the DSC work to keep the grip. The suspension is very comfy, softer than the older 6 I owned, but still sporty.

That was some overall things. Here comes the performance:

The 168 HP and 380NM of torque pushes you back in the seat. I like it when a boy tuner Seat pulls up next to me at a set of lights... goodbye! It crushes the more expensive Mercs and Audis.

If you need a car under 30.000 euros and you ask me, I will always say Mazda 6; you get so much luxury, performance, comfort and space for that money. If you buy an Audi, you will have to deal with an option-less piece of c**k mobile, and when a Mazda pulls up to you at a set of lights, you will bite the dust.

Overall I give this car a 9, because it can always be better. But for now, I roll with this car with pleasure. Every time it makes me smile. Those 6's will do 200.000km without giving you expensive repair jobs or break downs. The only things replaced on my old one (175.000km) were the distribution belts every 60.000km, and the tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2012

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review