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#74 of 81 Re: Brand new Mazda6 - rough ride - can it be improved? [jeffyscott]
Aug 09, 2010 (9:15 am)
I wanted to see if anyone else had the same problems before I took it back to the dealer. I thought it would help if I could see what other people were experiencing, and what they, or their repair shop, did as a fix. I've compared the seats to my old Toyota, and to other vehicles of friends and family. Mine are definitely the wobbliest. I hope that's not just the way the Mazda6 was made...
#75 of 81 Re: Brand new Mazda6 - rough ride - can it be improved? [zoomz10]
Aug 12, 2010 (9:28 am)
I'm from Croatia (Europe), and I have exactly the same problem.
I bought new Mazda 6 on march 2010, and been very unhappy whith ride
quality. So I changed the tires from 17 inch to 16 inch, (cost me additional
1200 Euro), and now ride quality seems little bit better, but I'm not
satisfied enough. It is hard to believe, that type of car "family sedan" have
stiff suspension like Mazda 6.
Please, let me know about your's future actions and experience.
#76 of 81 Re: Brand new Mazda6 - rough ride - can it be improved? [zly]
Aug 26, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I think you should have a much better ride after lowering the tire pressure. I would keep the tire pressure on the front a little higher (say 34 psi front and 32 rear, see sticker on inside of the driver door), just because the car is heavier on the front, and using the same tire pressure all round would lift up the rear, making every pothole feel deeper.
The downside is that the lower tire pressures typically wear out tires faster and hurt fuel economy.
Exchanging the 17s for a set of 16s would probably yield even better results..
#77 of 81 Re: Brand new Mazda6 - rough ride - can it be improved? [zoomz10]
Sep 14, 2012 (3:36 pm)
#78 of 81 Brand New 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Sep 14, 2012 (3:49 pm)
Rough ride. I have been to 2 dealers and they can't find the problem. The car has the new green tires Hankook Optima 426. The wheels have been balance over and over. Rotated and check tire pressure. Checked for out of round, etc. Nothing seem to help. The car has 4,000 miles has been reported since 500 miles. Its a lease, so I cannot buy tires for it. If I had bought it, I just would replace the tires period. But not for a lease. What to do do?
What a disapointment this is. My son has a 2007 Elantra with the same tires, but they are not green. The car rides like a Cadillac and is so nice and comfortable to drive. Any suggestio?ns anybody
#79 of 81 Re: Brand New 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS [abelanger]
Sep 15, 2012 (3:49 am)
It's a little unclear, but are you saying you have a rough ride? - OR - are you saying you have a vibration?
It makes a difference in what can be done to fix the problem.
If you have a vibration, then replacing the tires would be called for.
If the problem is a rough ride, then we need to do a little homework: What are the 2 tire sizes involved - the 2013 and the 2007?
#80 of 81 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Nov 17, 2012 (12:07 pm)
On the 2013 Elantra, I replaced the tires at my own expense. I put Bridgestone, and the ride was a little better. Then the tire dealer switch the tires to MIchelin , said it would be better. But no, Michelin felt like there was more rubber on the road, but still rough. So back to the original tires Hankook. The ride is harsh, and according to Hyundai Customer Service, it was made that way, for better gas mileage, which I have not seen in 6,000 miles. Anyway, this car is very uncomfortable on long trips, like driving an old clunker. Big disapointment for a new car. Hyundai will suffer from this later. I know cars, I was an auto abitrator in the past.
#81 of 81 New tires for 2010 Mazda 6-I touring plus
Sep 25, 2013 (4:59 pm)
Greetings. Time to replace Michelin original tires at 39K, they are shot. Looking for recommendations as I have to buy tires like now.... I have basic service done at local Firestone. They are recommending Firestone Firehawk P215/55R17 (50K mileage) or Bridgestone Ecopia (65K mileage), price is $789+ for Firestones, $817+ for Bridgestone before any coupon or discount. I'm on the road quite a bit, especially in fall months, living in Middle Tennessee, not much snow or ice. Car is in great shape, keeping it for at least 3 more years. Would appreciate any thoughts or recommendations very much! Thanks. JazzerMP