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#2711 of 2861 2014 Mazda6
Feb 04, 2013 (12:20 pm)
Took a test drive of the Grand Touring this weekend. First time in a Mazda as I'm basically an Accord guy. The salesman mentioned that there is "no scheduled service" required. I believe he was referring to the 30,60,90k schedule of most mfgrs.
How can that be?
Feb 13, 2013 (8:11 pm)
I've driven two models of the 2014 Mazda 6 along with others in this segment.
While asking a woman at my office about her Nissan Altima 2.5 I mentioned the 2014 Mazda 6. She laughed and told me of her Husbandís Mazda that started rusting out a few years after they bought it. Now it has holes all over it.
I research Mazda's rusting on the web and it is wide spread across the model line and not just the old Protege's either. Read the reviews and find hundreds of owners who say Mazda did not fix the rust issues and they will never buy another one.
Mazda forums say to have your car rust proofed every year if you live in the salt belt.
Damn shame about the 2014 Mazda 6 as I would buy this car on every other merit.
Feb 28, 2013 (8:27 pm)
Well the 626 was over 10 years old and has 200,000 miles on it. Yes thay issues with the Mazda 3's but have long since addressed corrosion issues.
#2714 of 2861 Re: Rust on older models [tundradweller1]
Mar 10, 2013 (5:04 am)
I' have researched this quite a bit and you are correct there are no lomger rust issues with later models. Being a former GM guy and living in the great white north (salt belt) this is a genuine concern.
#2715 of 2861 Mazda6 Care and Maintenance
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Dec 25, 2012 (11:43 am)
Every Tuesday 6-7pm PT/9-10pm ET
Jan 07, 2003 (11:38 am)
Washed it on Saturday.
Jan 07, 2003 (1:16 pm)
is on a roll!
#2718 of 2861 Washed mine last Tuesday, Still redfire Metallic!
Jan 07, 2003 (4:10 pm)
Jan 08, 2003 (10:07 am)
washed mine yet! (Been washed by the dealer twice.) I'll do it this weekend for sure.
I've been following the "5w-20, good or bad" discussion for awhile. Are you guys planning to use the recommended 5w-20 in your 6's? I'm not sure I trust the lighter weight oil, but I also don't want any warranty disputes, either. I'll probably use the 5w-20 for at least the first couple of changes; after that I'm not sure.
Jan 08, 2003 (3:03 pm)
Mine is very, very dirty. It's no longer redfere metallic- it's more like redfire/salt marble. On the bright side, the '6 does well in snow.