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#17820 of 17829 Should I trust a 2010/11/12 Mazda6?
Mar 13, 2011 (9:33 am)
#17821 of 17829 Should I trust a 2010/11/12 Mazda6?
Mar 13, 2011 (9:33 am)
After reading other issues with Mazda6's... have they changed the 2010, 2011, or 2012 enough to avoid buying a bad car??? My 2007 Chrysler Pacifica just ate itself and I have 12 more payments... due to oil consumption problems that occurred between the 60-65K oil change... they know it's a lemon. But I feel like the fool because I bet the sales guy was internally laughing his ass off for buying one of his last couple of Pacifica's off the lot... laughing all the way to the bank while I sit here with a car with a bad engine.
Looking outside the box now... at Mazda's, Kia's, Nissan's... but EVERY car seems to have problems whether you keep it up or not... Help!
#17822 of 17829 Every car is going to have issues
Aug 28, 2011 (7:09 am)
This myth that some makes are better than others is a myth, especially these days where manufacturing techniques are pretty consistent across manufacturers. What drives these myths is more about good marketing and people who only speak up when they do have issues. Mazda is also much smaller than the other Japanese makes so any issues they have are magnified statistically. I've owned about 8 Mazdas over the past 20 years and they've all been reliable and well built. They're not perfect (some rattles, small equipment failures like faulty radios etc) but they have never left me or my family stranded, even when squirrels ate through the distributor cap of my 95 protege it ran on 3 cylinders to get me home.
BTW I have a 2010 Mazda 6 sGT and it's been solid as a rock and a blast to drive.
Sep 05, 2011 (6:27 pm)
i have a 2010 mazda 6 i touring with sat. compatable radio what do i need to get sirius sat. radio
Sep 16, 2011 (5:56 pm)
I've been driving a 2011 Mazda 6i automatic for about four months and have been really pleased with the gas mileage. My driving pattern is roughly 60/40 hwy/city and I'm averaging 29-30 mpg. I believe the EPA estimates are 22/31, so my 6 is clearly exceeding those estimates. If others are getting the same results, looks like EPA really missed the mark on this car.
#17826 of 17829 Re: Should I trust a 2010/11/12 Mazda6? [scaredinohio]
Sep 17, 2011 (12:22 am)
If you are looking for a zero defect rate with any manufacturer in the world, you're going to have to wait until you go to heaven, and I wouldn't promise you a zero defect rate there. However, that's your best bet, I suppose.
Oct 01, 2011 (11:15 am)
I need to replace tires. The OEM's were terrible. Any suggestions for all weather tires that perform well in snow? I live in the snowbelt and can average 2' of snow overnight. They are 215/50/17.
#17828 of 17829 Re: Tires for 2008 Mazda 6 [zoomzoomwave]
Oct 01, 2011 (7:33 pm)
If you don't wish to invest in a set of winter tires, but still deal with snow, I'd recommend the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. I've heard of other Mazda6 owners having nothing but praise for them. They're great performers in both the dry and wet, and offer excellent snow traction for a performance tire. They're also about $60 per tire LESS than the OEM POS Michelins.