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  1. I Love This Car In The...

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    I have a 2006 6i and it's fantastic in the snow. I run Kumho Ecsta DX tires. I thought it was the tires.
  2. Mazda 6s Straight Pipe Exhaust

    I'm dating myself here, but I have to chuckle whenever someone mentions the sound from some of the newer cars. To me, no sound compares to the sound (and rumble) of my old 454 '70 Chevelle SS.
  3. 4 Cylinder Fuel Economy?

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    QUOTE (ble_mazda6_hatchback @ Mar 12 2009, 10:51 AM) Automatic
  4. engine splash guards

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    Can anybody help me find the 3 engine splash guards for a 2006 6i? I was told mine are missing and I need to have them installed. The dealer quoted me $125. I thought that was a little high, but maybe they are hard to install.
  5. Am I getting Hosed?

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    Congrats on the new purchase. You will love the car. Amato Mazda? I just bought a 6i and was wondering were to take the car for service. I live in the Milwauke area and have tried Russ Darrow, but have not been happy with the service. So far, what's your take on the service at Amato? Would you...
  6. Help, disappointed in new 6

    Newbie Section
    When I read this I thought this could be me! I bought a used 2006 Mazda 6i Hatch around November of last year. I had a 1996 Honda Accord. To address your issues from my perspective: 1. My 6i gets really good mpg. Around town, I've never checked what it actually is, but it's better than my...
  7. Stock Michelins almost toast

    Wheels / Tires
    These Kumho's were new on my car when I bought it. Thought they handled great and were smooth and quiet. When it snowed, they were fantastic. I really like them. Another advantage - they are inexpensive. No comment on the smell.
  8. Softening suspension

    Suspension / Brakes
    I had a similair issue with our 2003 Honda Accord EX. It rode way to stiff. I replaced the tires with Goodyear Assurance ComforTred. These tires really smoothed out the ride and they still provided a reasonable amount of handling. The upside is they are a 80,000 mile tire...
  9. New Wheels

    Wheels / Tires
    With some many wheels styles out there, it's hard to find some that "blend" with the style of the car. I think you made a great choice. They highlight the lines of the car without the wheels screaming "look at me".
  10. What Tire Brand you have?

    Wheels / Tires
    Kansasmazda6s - Where did you get that grill? I want one.
  11. Bright Island Blue 6's

    Hot spot - I just bought a BIB M6 Hatch in Nov 2008. Saw your car a few times and wondered where you live. I'm in Hales Corners, WI. Love the car and the color. Gotta say, driving in the winter sucks when you want to keep the car pristine!
  12. Pricing for 2007 Mazda 6i

    Release / Pricing
    I just bought a 2006 6i hatchback for $11,999 with 35,000 miles in perfect shape. I'm very pleased with what I spent.
  13. Not sure if the 6 is right for me.

    Newbie Section
    Most of the posts in this website are focused on the V6 and power. I have the 6i sport hatchback with the 4 cylinder. I average approx 28 mpg. It has enough pickup and speed for me. I've gotten a high as 37 mpg on the highway. I think some people dismiss this car because it doesn't appear like...
  14. What Tire Brand you have?

    Wheels / Tires
    Kumho ecsta DX. Handles great and very smooth riding. Great traction for the Wisconsin winters.
  15. engine loud/rough when starting cold

    Engine / Drivetrain
    I just bought a 2006 Mazda 6 hatchback 4 cylinder yesterday. When I went out to start the car in my driveway this morning, it started just fine, but it was loud and rough. The temp was only 8 degrees, so I have to assume that it may not start/run like it was a summer day. After about 3 minutes...