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#1776 of 2226 Re: 30 Day Inspection [aviboy97]
Nov 13, 2008 (3:06 pm)
I owned a 1988 Mazda MX-6 that required a driver seat frame after 9 months of ownership. I caused the failure by reaching for my wallet at a toll booth and stretching back against the seat back so hard that I fractured the seat frame. When I brought it in for replacement (at no charge) the dealer delivered the car back to me at the end of the day with a new muffler and a new alternator belt. Also no charge for either. The Service manager said that the muffler had a little rusted area on it and the alternator belt was making a whining sound. I was really impressed with their thorough service... I had never experienced such dealer care with any other car I have ever bought other than a used Mercedes with the Starmark warranty where they have replaced batteries, etc. because they tested them and found they were getting weak..
10 days ago, I picked up a 2009 Mazda6 i GT, AT, black with beige interior, 6 CD changer, but no sunroof ( I'm too tall for it) and no navigation (I'll get a Magellan or Garmin for Christmas). So far I'm really happy with it but in another week or so I'll submit a mini review..
#1777 of 2226 Re: 30 Day Inspection [microrepair]
Nov 13, 2008 (3:14 pm)
Did you buy it from the same dealership you serviced your MX-6 at?
I'm looking forward to hearing how you like your new 6!
#1778 of 2226 Mileage Update
Nov 13, 2008 (4:28 pm)
It seems I can't keep my foot off the accelerator. The first tank was about 19 mpg combined 70(city)/30(hwy). The second one was mid 18's for 60/40. It's definitely capable of more, but the quick acceleration is fun!
It was known from the beginning that the refinement of the engine would never approach that of the Toyota 3.5. Still, there's a very slightly rough rumble from the engine when cruising in the mid/high 1000's. Is this being experience by any other S drivers?
Hopefully Weathertech will have winter mats for the 6 soon. I bought them for a 2008 Toyota Avalon, and they fit perfectly.
#1779 of 2226 Re: Mileage Update [xyz123]
Nov 13, 2008 (8:10 pm)
Still, there's a very slightly rough rumble from the engine when cruising in the mid/high 1000's. Is this being experience by any other S drivers?
I haven't noticed that, but I'll listen for it and let you know.
I assume you mean between, say, 1500 and 1900 RPM more or less?
#1780 of 2226 Re: 30 Day Inspection [aviboy97]
Nov 13, 2008 (8:12 pm)
She specifically said "the 30 day inspection". Not as related to any other service. It must just be that dealer.
#1781 of 2226 Rumble - feels a little unrefined
Nov 13, 2008 (8:45 pm)
I have had my S Touring for 2 weeks ~500 miles and I am feeling some Roughness and harshness at crusing speed. It definately feels unrefined. I am going to take it into service to evalute. I also have a hum coming from underneath when the car is in nuetral in the garage. I hope these are not sign of things to come. My '04 S was rock solid and quiet. It is really bothering me to the point that i am rethinking not going for the '08 Acura TL I was comparing the 6 S to.
#1782 of 2226 Re: Excessive Brake Dust and Engine Rev. [barry626]
Nov 14, 2008 (6:56 am)
Do you know if the splash guards you got from mazdagear are the same type as the ones sold by the dealer? The dealer is quoting much higher for these. I would expect the dealer cost would be in general higher but this one is like 70% more ...
#1783 of 2226 Mileage on my 2009 Mazda6 i GT
Nov 14, 2008 (7:49 am)
I am getting less than a 20 mpg avg with the 4 cylinder??? Yes I romp on it some but this is dismal.
However I do not have even a thousand miles on the iGT.
IF I had of known it was going to be that bad I would have gotten the S with the 6 cylinder.
Nov 14, 2008 (8:48 am)
So far my I4 mazda GT has been problem free. However, there are 2 behavioral quirks that I noticed, and maybe someone can shed some insight on a workaround or solution, or is it just the way it is.
1. When accelerating on the freeway and after reaching standard cruising speed of 60mph, the RPM is at 2,500, however if you let go of the gas slightly it drops back to 2,100 and stays there. It does not seem that it is because the transmission needs to shift one more gear, because I tried it with the manumatic and it behaves the same. The car is actually in fifth gear. Unless you keep accelerating to 70 mph, the RPM does not drop down by itself without letting go of the gad pedal slightly. At 70mph it is at 2,500 which is reasonable for a 4 cylinder. But at 60mph why does it stay at 2,500 if I do not let go slightly of the gas? Does it think I am still accelerating? I think it maybe, because it seems very responsive to input from gas pedal. Almost instantaneous.
2. Second issue is related to steering and road feel. I drove yesterday on an older road with a lot of uneven areas on the surface (not potholes or straight bumps) but simply a surface which is not flat but has some small bumps and dips in uneven places, and the car felt like someone else is holding the steering and turning it. Almost like it is possessed. I had to hold the steering tightly to make sure the car keeps on going straight. I thought it must be the DSC, so on the way back I tuned DSC off, but it does not help, once I got to that bad area of the road, the steering started turning left and right by itself, as if it is tracking the exact surface of the road. Way too much road feel, and felt kinda dangerous.
#1785 of 2226 Re: Excessive Brake Dust and Engine Rev. [sedmund]
Nov 14, 2008 (1:34 pm)
Yes they are exact ones you would get from the dealer!
I know they are big time cheaper very reason I got them.
Don't know if u have 4 or 6 engine? be sure to select according for the rears.