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Still beats newer cars
Own 2011 Mazda 6 luxury sports, bought cheap in 2017, has sat nav, Bluetooth. Great looks too. Unique headlight, added light bar too for country road driving. Outruns newer car of similar range
Long term durability was not there
Disappointing sums up the 2010 Mazda6 classic. A great car to drive but was let down by three major items that went at once. They were clutch, gearbox (2nd started to crunch even with clutch pushed in) and the air conditioning unit stopped working. Even my 17 year old 626 was better than this and my original 323 is still going after 250ks.
As I said the car was great to drive but the headlights and the Bluetooth were poor. The headlights were an easy fix but the Bluetooth system was not good in dialling numbers which could take five to six goes.
Thank goodness I sold the car and my current 2010 Mazda3 SP25 has been faultless and a great drive and reclaims my faith in Mazda's products.
Purchased in November 2021.
Way too much Ford "quality" in this car.....
Bought secondhand 2 years ago with 80k on clock and a full service history. Country car, used for daily commuting. No unsealed roads. Now done 110k and every service has needed non service items.
Comfortable and economical on long journeys
Strong 2.5L engine
Smooth and responsive auto box
Long load area
The bad:...Steering strangely heavy at low speed Abrupt, unpredictable throttle response when taking off New engine mounting required at 90k service New rear shocks required at 100k service (leaking) Noisy rear wheel bearing at 110k service Now has various "clunks" from front suspension Inconvenient 10k service intervals Costing way too much to run - we expect regular service items only at this mileage Our previous three cars (2 x Mitsubishis, 1 x Lexus) did a combined 800k+ with fewer problems e.g. we haven't replaced a wheel bearing in over 20 years. This car does not have Mitsubishi or Toyota type durability and is not what we expect from a Japanese car. The Ford design and manufacturing input shows.
Purchased in January 2021 for $14,000.00.
Have a 2008 Mazda 6 wagon since new. Needs new sas module.
Have a 2008 Mazda 6 wagon since new. 121230 kms. Air bag light now comes on and off continuously. Mazda service department in Taree attended to this yesterday. But light came on before I had left their building. Flashes on and off continuously. Mazda Taree stated a new module is needed. Cost including labour is $1170. Do I need this. Vehicle runs perfectly except for this.
Purchased in February 2021.
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I chose the Touring model. Highly recommend. Love the leather interior and the little things that make it such a joy to drive.
Bought it 2nd hand with 70,000kms on the clock. Now at 120,000 and it's no different.
A smooth running car with low running costs and no mechanical issues thus far.
Practical yet fun to drive family hatch (GH)
Bought the 2011 Mazda6 Touring hatch new from Tom Kerr Mazda (now Ryde Mazda).
Powertrain: average MZR (L5-VE) 2.5L NA engine mated with 5AT (with manual mode) delivers 125kw @ 6000rpm / 226Nm @ 4000rpm does the job, fuel consumption is relatively high in stop/start traffic condition (~13L/100km running 91 unleaded) but OK once we get out of Sydney metropolitan area (>30km/h average speed).
Exterior: The front looks OK, pre kodo design (a low creeping predator), the front wheel arch is great but it doesn't translate into the body and rear wel...l (3rd gen has the same problem). Side profile is probably the best to look at. Rear (boot) looks chunky and bulky, the dual exhaust looks sporty but needs a better diffuser to cover the muffler (fat but not squat enough...)... Interior: Leather (synthetic) quality is good, overall interior is black and sporty, works well, no complaints. Handling: Best of its class, don't need to repeat what is already known.
Purchased in October 2021 for $33,450.00.
Love My Car
Bought 2nd hand at the start of the year, so 5 years old when we got it and it feels like a brand new car (we were driving a 20 year old car before though...).
Touring model with leather seats really takes it up a notch from the fabric seats in other models we'd tested. Love the feel of the car, love the sounds, very spacious, the wagon boot is perfect for life with a dog. Love that the back seats can fold completely flat. The drivers seat has pre-set seat placement - perfect for a shared car.
Only thing I absolutely cannot stand is the inte...
Good spacious car
The car is cool to drive and I enjoy it . It has sufficient airbags to protect ALL passengers.
The cabin height of drivers seat could have been bit more spacious. It is tough to perform head checks if you have decent height as the head touches the top even with the seat at it lowest position.
love at first drive :)
love this car.
Dreamy to drive - makes long trips enjoyable.
Sufficient airbags to protect ALL passengers. Rides well. Can sometimes have excess road nose but have nite this is a tyre choice not car.
Will defiantly sucking with Mazda And tell all of my mates about it. Next car will be a MAZDA.
The perfect workhorse!
This car is the perfect work horse for a growing family. Extremely spacious, very fuel efficient and very good power for a 2.5 liter. Have left many v6 rivals biting my dust at the lights :D And the manual gearbox model is a rare gem which can actually handle the power of the engine without any problems. We've had a recall for the Takata airbag problem, which went very smoothly. We've had our car since new and not planning to sell it for a long time coz there are no more manual gearbox option and my better half and I love a manual gearbox. The ...Bose sound system was good, but have replaced the factory head unit and amp and now it sounds even better. Have no complaints about the car. Be ware of the dealers though. I often wonder if they do the things they say they do at a service. I've often found that they mention tire rotation in the service tax invoice but I know they haven't rotated the tires coz I always mark them to see if they have been rotated and they have not (Offending dealer here is airport Mazda). So if they say they do the tire rotation and they actually don't, what else are they claiming to do and charge for but don't do? I have complained about this to the service manager a few times. He of course apologizes for this every time but the tire rotation doesn't happen. I do the tire rotation at home by myself.
Nothing but problems
I had a Mazda 6 09 model and have had nothing but problems. My car has been affected by the original Taka airbag recall. Another unofficial recall because the drivers seat would fall backwards into the back seat this took 6 months fighting with Mazda Australia and my local service centre to get fixed. The Service centre then told me I had a number of things that needed fixing such as CV joints and we’re going to charge me $1500 for reconditioned joints plus labour.
I took the car to my mechanic who told me that the joints were fine and had i...n fact been replaced with the gear box 1yr ago. Other minor things Mazda told me needed fixing my mechanic disagreed. To top it all off I wake up to find my car had spontaneously combusted after sitting cold for over 12 hours and is now a write off. I will never purchase a Mazda again. This was my first newish car. In the two years I had it I had more problems then any of the earlier models i had previously. Don’t waste your money and watch it literally go up in smoke.
Great car terrible customer service
Melting dashboard issues were rejected for a number of years blaming the owners - this may be getting resolved soon but Mazda are poor with communications.
Safety issue with drivers seat collapsing will become a safety recall but until then it's up to the owner!
Airbag control module failure has prompted a safety recall in USA but over here not a murmer.
As I said great car despite those problems but I'd hardly call that great service.
Excellent fun to drive car which doesn’t break the bank with fuel economy
Upgrading from a Toyota Camry this car was an entire league ahead in terms of features and performance. The handling is excellent, it turns around corners with excellent traction, the dashboard is very clear and easy to read, the seats are superbly comfortable, the maintenance is very affordable and there’s plenty of room in the boot. This is a car which is well made, fun to drive and surprisingly fuel efficient. The only complaint I would have is that the classic is a little low to the ground, so ocasionally it hiccups over large speed bumps. But apart from that, it’s an exceptional car and well worth buying.
Best car owned
Love this car, first car bought new that has absolutely no faults, now done over 90000 klms, only trouble is that the car has been so good that my wife refuses to trade up to another car. Like the pin point steering, changed the multimedia unit in the first week of ownership that provided reverse camera, Sat Nav, DVD player etc, which I recommend.
Great vehicle. Reliable and looks great too.
I bought this vehicle as I had only heard good things about it and because it looks great too. The driving experience is really nice, I feel like it's more than a standard family vehicle. It feels sporty with a dash board that looks like it was made for a racing vehicle (still easy to use but a great look and feel). Only issue I've had is with the Blue Tooth. Worked fine with my iPhone 6 but the iPhone 7 Blue Tooth isn't fully compatible so I haven't been able to use it anymore. Other than that it has a great engine, great feel, and is super reliable packed with all the features you'd expect from a modern vehicle.
Bought brand new in 2008, has 186,000kms on the clock. Avg fuel consumption is showing 7.8l/per 100kms. Only ever used E10 except when I used Prem 98 for about 3 months when it was cheap. Made no difference to economy and I did not notice any performance benefits.
Serviced by Mazda for first 5 years. Only problems have been leaking rear shock absorber which started after a service and a distorting rear door speaker. Both fixed under warranty without a problem.
Good quality finish, quiet, safe and powerful. Manual 6 speed is easy to use. Huge load space, comfortable seats with good legroom, good air con and sound system.
Air bag light issue
I have a 2008 Mazda 6 Luxury sport and have had the airbag light off and on for last 6 years. The car now on the recall list for airbag issue.
In the last year of the warranty period I took the car into the dealer twice when the light would come on and they would reconnect connectors uder the driver's seat and the light would go out for a little bit but not record this on their system as it was not done during scheduled service.
Once they could no longer fix the issue by pushing the plugs back in and warranty was over, all of a sudden Mazda...
I love my Mazda 6 hatchback
I had wanted one since 2010 when considering my next car, being single female. When I found one in 2013, silver, hatchback low kms, I purchased day before starting new job. I live in rural location so do drive 40kms each way to work. Has just clicked over 140,000 however in 2014 it wasn't driven much as I cared for my mother with terminal illness who has since passed. Still love my Mazda 6, love hatchback and I am thinking of upgrading only because our rural roads are in poor state and I'm considering a mid size SUV for this reason only. Only r...egularly service and tyres, I appreciate it is a little thirsty but it is zippy and safe, so that doesn't concern me. I would recommend this model and it will have to be a great SUV to get me out of it!
Best Car Ever
I am driving a Mazda 6 2010 model, we recently thought about upgrading to the newest model but found our vehicle to be just as good, still looks like new and drives fantastic it is very comfortable has plenty of room and is very quiet. We have had the car for almost 5 years and it has never once let us down I would highly recommend Mazda to anyone Their Service department is great also.
hi bought a mazda 6 with 33.000 .I have had it for 4 years and have complained to the mazda dealership for 4 years about a noise ... well guess what I no what the noise is now. its the engine mounts. car had warranty and they didn't no what the noise was now with no warranty left mazda dealership as now found the problem and charges me over 500 dollars to replace only 2 engine mounts the car has done 105.000 thousand and I needed new engine mounts what a joke, the other two engine mounts could go at anytime ....and guess what they wouldn't giv...e me not even 1.00 dollar to help with the expense ..so my warning to other mazda drivers is keep a eye on your engine mounts my hole engine moved back and forth when I put it in gear...the mazda3 also has the same problem ....
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Questions & Answers
My Mazda 6 hatch GH, 2010 luxury sports model, (sunroof, leather seats, navigation system etc) passenger side dash has just recently started "melting" after being parked in the sun (Brisbane QLD) for a few hours over several days. This car is garaged every night, when at head office it is parked under shade sails or totally undercover. It has 96000 km on the clock. Not a lot of Kilometers as I have another older Mazda 626 that I use for a lot of other tasks, such as parking at bus stations, etc. Is Mazda Australia replacing these obviously faulty dash's? Mine is under ten years old and in America they accepted the fault and extended the warranty to ten years for the dash. I see the Mazda 3 also has the same problem as well. Seen footage where Current Affairs in New Zealand got involved for a owner who was ignored from the start and the issue was resolved free of charge, after their involvement. I had the previous Mazda 6 Hatch 2006, model GG from new and never had an issue with it. Only sold it last year, 2022. If they are not willing to fix it I doubt I will buy another new Mazda. Will they replace it? It should be done free of charge.
Update, went to Mazda Mt Gravatt (QLD) today (28/01/2020) and they are going to fit a new passenger side dash on Friday (31/01/2020). That is the section of dash that is affected, in three days time at no charge. Excellent response, Zoom, Zoom Mazda.
We have owned a Mazda 6 GG model since new 13 years and had new the previous one for 2 years prior to that. We're considering buying a Mazda 6 GH 2008. Am I going to be as happy with it or are there things I need to be aware of on inspection? Thanks
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