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Mazda MAZDA6, Sedan
Dec 31, 2003 (6:06 pm)
Own a 2003 Lapis blue Mazda6s, 3000 miles. So far no rust issues, slight drift to left with steering. One dealership informed me he has had other owners complain of this problem and that Mazda has not provided him proper specs to allign the car correctly. Also, rear view defroster weak. Otherwise, I have been very happy with my purchase. Love the V6 power, glad I chose it over the 4 cyclinder. 21 mpg in mixed driving. Happy with the Bose stereo system and performance of the heated seats. I also purchased a Pro5 as my main transportation vehicle around town. Very pleased with it too. I initially owned a Mazda B2200 before purchasing a Toyota RAV4. Glad I got rid of the Toy and am back in the Mazda family.
#15724 of 17829 3000 mile review too
Dec 31, 2003 (11:07 pm)
Had my Redfire M6s MT since mid-July. Not a single issue or problem, including staining/rust. It's a blast to drive. I just wish the RX-8 hadn't caught my eye darn it.
Jan 01, 2004 (12:27 pm)
Could you be so kind as to give us the build option combos for the Mazda6 hatchback? If you know the standard equipment that would be great too.
#15727 of 17829 Lapis Paint
Jan 01, 2004 (2:51 pm)
I noticed on my Lapis Blue Mazda 6 that there are a lot of scratches. I have been really careful about wax and the car and not using any sharp objects to remove the snow that we got in the first week of December. Is anyone else seeing a lot of scratches on their car??? Is the Lapis Blue more prone to scratches?? Is anyone unhappy about the paint quality?? Thanks.
#15728 of 17829 6 sticker prices
Jan 01, 2004 (5:35 pm)
In looking at the 6 on dealer's lots recently, I've noticed that nearly all of the cars are fully loaded. When you start comparing a loaded 6i with the 4-cylinder engine to the Accord 4-cylinder, the Mazda is much higher priced. I don't know if this is the dealer's doing or Mazda corporate, but this may not be the best way to gain marketshare.
Jan 01, 2004 (5:37 pm)
True enough. But gaining marketshare may not be the goal. Making a profit may be. 100 percent of a market at a loss is still a loss.
#15730 of 17829 Paint chipping
Jan 01, 2004 (5:42 pm)
I had asked other 6 owners about problems with the paint chipping on their cars. I have the steel gray color which seems to chip too easily and because of this I'm questioning the quality of the paint job.
Jan 01, 2004 (10:09 pm)
I'm sorry to hear about the job they did. You're not the first Mazda6 owner I have heard of having a similar experience, and I doubt you'll be the last. I have yet to take mine in for the door sash fix. However, when mine goes in, I will fight for a bodyshop repair since I have actual rust and not staining. On Wednesday, I found five new rust areas at the sash rail welds... and I only inspected the driver's door. I will have it done when I get the fuel leak recall later this month. Between the recall, rust repair, and a bunch of other issues, the car will break the 30-day cumulative out-of-service requirement of the California Lemon Law.
I have already begun researching the next car I am going to get to replace this one. It won't be another 6, that's for sure. So far, the Prius is my top choice, but impossible since there is a 6-8 month waiting list. The 3 is the only other appealing car in the price range I'm looking at, but I don't find it appealing enough to own. I'm lost and confused. The Mini is too small and you can't get an auto tranny with the Cooper S. An automatic Miata is just wrong.
Solara? Accord Coupe? Ugh... I never thought of owning anything but a Mazda.