Last post on Oct 27, 2007 at 5:30 PM
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Mazda MAZDA6, Hyundai Sonata, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#69 of 91 Re: My analogy [chrisford]
Jul 21, 2006 (3:15 pm)
maybe its time to check the new ratings that jd power just put out. maybe it will make some rethink hyundai (ahead of the jap makers, verrrrry interesting.....).....
#70 of 91 Re: My analogy [doanej]
Aug 19, 2006 (7:28 pm)
hyundai level of quality has been impressive of late, but it's worth putting this into perspective...per 100 cars, I think hyundai was found by JD Power to have around 200 problems, while Mazda was reported to have around 240. so having .4 more problems per car for a car that is quite a bit more fun to drive is worth it to me!
#71 of 91 Re: My analogy [zzzoom6]
Aug 19, 2006 (8:18 pm)
Fun to drive for me as well!!
Anyway, I am pretty sure the other poster was referring to the IQS from JD Power (measuring initial quality), of which Hyundai finished 3rd amongest all nameplates.
I believe you were referring to the VDS from JD Power, which measures three years old vehicles (so from 2003). And actually Mazda finished just ahead of Hyundai but both below industry average.
Should the historical trends hold up, Hyundai should do very well in the 2009 VDS (measuring 2006 vehicles).
#72 of 91 Re: 2003 Mazda 6 vs 2006 Sonata GLS V6 [cajuncycler]
Sep 04, 2006 (4:02 pm)
"However compared to my Sonata it does ride crudely rough."
Love the ignorance. The Mazda6 is tuned to drive "firmer" than a grandma's comfort couch.
The (new) sonata is a good car, but the two cannot be compared when it comes to ride quality. Different demographics.
#73 of 91 Re: 2003 Mazda 6 vs 2006 Sonata GLS V6 [chikoo]
Sep 05, 2006 (9:42 am)
I drove and liked the Speed6, but it got vetoed. The Secretary of the Treasury said it was too noisy and rough.
#74 of 91 Re: 2003 Mazda 6 vs 2006 Sonata GLS V6 [bobad]
Sep 05, 2006 (11:28 am)
Did you also try a regular (non-speed) Mazda6?
#75 of 91 Re: 2003 Mazda 6 vs 2006 Sonata GLS V6 [jeffyscott]
Sep 07, 2006 (3:36 pm)
Yes, same verdict.
Oct 03, 2006 (11:15 am)
My final two contenders, after looking at Camry and Legacy, were the 2007 Sonata SE V6 automatic (no 5-speed is offered with the V6) and the 2006 Mazda6s V6 5-speed. On paper, it seemed that the Sonata offered the better value (though it was close), and in the back of my mind I thought it was the one I would buy. Then came the test drive. I thought the Sonata was a very fine car, and I loved the space. But the Mazda6 - man, that thing stole my heart. I love the seats, the sound of the V6, and the confidence-inspiring handling. The Sonata was a car I would have been satisfied to own; the Mazda6 is a car I am thrilled to own - and drive. You can't go wrong with these two, you just have to figure out which one feels right to you.
#77 of 91 Re: Chose the Mazda6 [mazdamotoring]
Oct 03, 2006 (4:23 pm)
See, it just goes to show you that it is so wonderful there is a broad spectrum of cars to choose from. This way everybody gets what they want!
#78 of 91 Re: Chose the Mazda6 [mazdamotoring]
Oct 16, 2006 (8:05 am)
Coincidentally, the Mazda Speed6 and Sonata were the 2 finalists. Stick shift was out, so we drove the automatic. We really liked the Mazda, but the verdict was clear: The ride was too harsh, and the cabin too noisy. I would be disingenuous if I said the price was not a factor. We still enjoy our Sonata. Not a squeek, rattle, or glitch of any kind... save for a rear suspension noise heard only on extremely rough streets.