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2006 Mazda 6 MPS review

I bought this car in 2006 as an ex-demonstrator, and still to this day most people I talk with about my car have no idea what an MPS brings to the table that the standard variants don't have. Let me tell you it's more than just a badge or luxury level. Under the bonnet, the Mazda 6 MPS is powered by a turbocharged 2...

2013 Mazda 6 Atenza review

The 2013 Mazda 6 Atenza is a fantastic family-oriented sedan. But… you don’t need to have a family to drive one – I don’t! The Mazda 6 is jam-packed with Mazda’s first round of active safety features that keep our loved ones safe at all times. For a six-year-old car, the Mazda 6 still has some relatively competitive technology...

2018 Mazda 6 GT (5yr) Review

Gather 'round children, for I have a story to tell. I over-analyse. I research to the nth degree. I angst. But most of all, I observe a tight wallet when it comes to 'me'. All these seemingly logical things are bad traits when I also take the emotional route of lusting after cars I cannot justify buying nor afford and spend obscene amounts of time on CarAdvice, and perhaps more dangerously, websites showing car classifieds...

2005 Mazda 6 MPS (Leather) review

In 2007, I was seeking a replacement for our Hyundai Elantra for my wife. We were holidaying on the NSW Central Coast when I spotted a Subaru Liberty GT in the carpark. I’d always fancied them, but buying new just wasn’t in our budget at the time. A two-year-old used example was...

2015 Mazda 6 Atenza review

A Note from the Editor: Stock image has been used in this review. I've owned this car for about a year and have traveled about 20,000km in that time. I am extremely pleased with the Mazda. It has proven to be reliable, very fuel efficient (although way off official figures as we all expect) and it even looks good, especially in Sonic Silver with the shadow chrome wheels! I bought the car as a 'daily'...

2016 Mazda 6 GT Safety review

I bought this good-looking Mazda 6 GT Wagon diesel last July 2016. I have had this car for just over a year now and thought I’d share my experience. Why the GT and Diesel? Well, glad you asked! Personally, I believe the GT is worth every penny with its head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, moonroof, nice comfortable leather seats, the beautiful 19-inch wheels and other extras you get when compared to the Touring variant...

2016 Mazda 6 GT Safety review

Bought this brand new in 2016 to replace an increasingly unreliable Peugeot 407 coupe. I decided on a wagon for the extra versatility. It certainly looks good – slightly aggressive and imposing but with a rakish rear. Space-wise, it is large enough for the three of us in my family. As many testers have said, the noise suppression is not as good as it should be for a 'premium' car...

2016 Mazda 6 Touring Review

I have just completed 1500km in my new car received two weeks ago. The diesel has bags of torque once car is rolling but suffers from turbo lag when taking off from a stand still. this is particularly bad when trying to get away from a stop sign on tee intersections which lack clear visibility and demand quick getaways...

2015 Mazda 6 Atenza Review

In the past, I had a 2012 CX9 which I loved a lot. But I was losing a fuel card and the 2012 CX9 was thirsty, so for my new car, economy, comfort, space, style and technology were key factors . Economy in the Mazda 6 is outstanding, with the car able to travel from Adelaide to Melbourne comfortably on a tank running 91RON...

2010 Mazda 6 Classic Review

My 2010 Mazda 6 sedan with its six speed manual transmission is an excellent all round package. The 2.5 litre engine is very willing and moves swiftly through the gears with the engine never really sounding stressed. The gearbox has short precise throws. The ride and handling are excellent striking a great balance...

2012 Mazda 6 Atenza Review

I bought one of the first of the SkyActiv Mazda 6 sedans, and have been very pleased overall. It suits me well, but a few aspects probably limit its appeal. Like other cars in the so-called medium class, it is very much a family-sized car in the cabin. The front accommodation is spacious enough, and there is plenty of legroom in the back, without being up to limo standard...