If only it had 210hp and as much torqueI will be getting either the mazda 3, 6 or the accord sport just want to hear your guys thoughts on the car any regrets anyone had.
Thanks in advance guys!
(I drove all three cars just having a tough time narrowing it down to one car one) <_<
best bang for the buck.. it's hard to beat Mazda. As equally equipped as you can get them the Mazda and Accord are about 2,000 apart. Those two were both on my list.. and because of price/options, I was more often comparing a sport 6 to a loaded civic than any accord *Shrug*. Maybe touring is different, but I wanted to stay below 20K, and I got the 6 close enough to that . For the money and my needs, nothing else touched the 6. family of 4, larger # of miles driven a day, etc etc etc. You need to lay out a cost benefit analysis for yourself and maybe even throw in a pros-cons for the emotional end of it, but it's best to keep that separate. Don't forget insurance costs.. for me the 6 was less than the accord.What's the best model for your money? I would like to stay belowe 25k and get the best deal. I'm not sure how much they negotiate with mazdas. I've never had one before.
what are the main differences between the sport model and the touring? thanks for your help buddy.IMHO there's nothing on the market that offers the value proposition that the "6" does in either the Sport or Touring (as long as you stay away from the overpriced options) trims. I find the GT unpersuasive, simply on the money -- Mazda is not immune to de-contenting and grossly overpriced option packages. In some of their other models they do this sort of thing in an attempt to force you into the overpriced higher trims, as do Honda, VW, BMW and others. But that is notably absent with the "6", and I don't care why Mazda didn't do it here -- just that they didn't.
Total cost of ownership is important. Equally-important is a car you like to drive. If I was willing to simply buy "basic transportation" then I'd pick up a Hyundai Accent hatchback -- cheaper, better fuel economy along with dull, lifeless and boring.
I continue to be impressed by what the "6" offers in the total package, especially for the price. To get materially better in many of the categories without losing badly in others many other brands require anywhere from 50% to more than DOUBLE the price, and all of those options come with enough additional complexity that the TCO over time is likely to be much, much higher.
I'm right at 3,500 miles on my 6 Sport.
I think i drove the car with the leatheret whats so bad about that? long term issues with it?The Touring has leatherette. That was a deal breaker for me and pushed me back to the Sport. I may go aftermarket leather in the future, but the cloth seats are plenty nice for me. My wife is the one that wants leather.
Touring has the buggy A/V unit in it whether AT or MT. Sport has the buggy one in AT and a more-basic (but fully-working) one in MT. If you intend to replace the head unit with one that isn't buggy or you don't find bluetooth integration to be of value then paying for the higher-cost unit serves no purpose since you're either going to happy with the base unit or are going to pull and replace it anyway.what are the main differences between the sport model and the touring? thanks for your help buddy.