I had a car years ago that would jerk at low speeds in heavy traffic... it was very very annoying... dealership didn't do anything for me... ended up trading it in for very little money... which means you are upside down... and they smile and put the balance on your new contract...
Please read Consumers Report Annual Auto Guide that comes out once a year in April before you buy any car/SUV/truck new or use... it also has a lemon list and a cars to avoid list... which comes in handy when start looking for a vehicle...
I have a 2006 Mazda 6, V6 that has problems with the transmission. Took it to the dealer a few times, and they told me nothing was wrong. This has been going on for a year and a half. The transmission is not shifting like it should.
When you try and accelerate, the car starts jolting. This is very dangerous. Called Mazda, and they told me there are no recalls on this vehicle.
I decide to take it to a transmission place, instead of the dealer again. The transmission place has had my vehicle for 3 weeks now, and finally was able to duplicate the same problem I was talking about. They told me that the transmission is bad and will have to be changed. The good news is that I did get the extended warranty. My vehicle only has 60,000 miles on it.
Beware, don't buy a Mazda, I think they are part of Ford, and Ford has transmission problems also. I will never buy a Mazda again. The vehicle is very nice looking vehicle, and drove nice when it was new. Again, beware of Mazda.
No offense to anyone, but when you buy a car, make sure it is exactly what you are paying for. The Mazda that all of you drive is a mixture of Ford and Mazda. Mazda itself is not a bad brand, but the mixture of different technology from different companies can have poor results, for example the Chrysler Crossfire = Chrysler + Mercedes Benz. I drive an older Mazda 626 with 200 k miles, and no problems ever, other than normal wear, and it is all Mazda.
You should have a tech ride with you so he can see what is happening. Good luck.
When you're at a stop light, does it jerk forward for at least five seconds, then stop? Did you get this problem fixed yet? May I ask what was causing it? Thanks.
I bought this from a private owner. I got fooled. I was in a bind, and needed a car he was selling for a great price, and this car (2004 Mazda 6 Sport) was nice looking.
I've had it about 2 months, and though I might look great driving it, I'm scared about the acceleration jolting. Thinking the transmission? I don't know, and yeah, I've noticed that dang rattling in the back; I thought maybe it's because it turns out this car has been in fender benders, but I had a friend look at it, and he says it's a good car. BUT I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE driving. Maybe paranoia, or maybe it's the same thing as everyone else is saying. Dang, I loved the look.
Acceleration at high speed on the highway is smooth once you get at 65, but getting there is a slow jolt of a ride. And it eats up some gas. It says it's good on fuel. I don't know if it's because I have to go 80mph to feel a smooth ride everywhere or what. Sounds like this is just that model's issues. Every car has an issue.
Bought a 2005 Mazda 6 sport wagon as a demo. Still have it. Tons of room, lots of power, good handling.
Poor fuel economy. 65 litres barely gets me 475 km. Have only replaced brakes, plugs, oil changes, tranny flush, windshield wipers, tires... basic maintenance.
One annoying problem is the handle on the hatchback sticks, and you have to re-check it every time.
I like the car, but hate the mileage.