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They seem to like the Mazda6 very much!:D They like the handling (of course); the ride, the interior and the sound system (they gave it a 9/10). The cons are the tight rear space and the lack of torque. Overall a grat review from Edmunds.com
 

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Finally good reviewers that reviewed the car. I like Edmunds more than CarandDrive any day.
 

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jesus, i knew it was gonna be slow in the auto. 16.17 is crap and so is the 8 second to 60. 1.5 seconds behind both the altima and the accord. Its so sad. THe most amazingly styled innovative car to come out i a while and its dog slow
 

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            jesus, i knew it was gonna be slow in the auto. 16.17 is crap and so is the 8 second to 60. 1.5 seconds behind both the altima and the accord. Its so sad. THe most amazingly styled innovative car to come out i a while and its dog slow[/b]
Then get a manual and the 0-60 can be at 6.8 sec
 

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hehe...


Wow, the sound system looks very nice, especially the 10 inches subwoofer. Does anybody have pictures of that sub?
 
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I read the Edmonds article on the Mazda 6 and under "Specifications and performance" they refer to the V6 engine as a 2.3L obviously it is a mistake. They also mentioned that this veh requires "Premium Unleaded". Is is the case?
 

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Yes it's a mistake, the 2.3 is a I4. The V6 is a 3.0.

No, it doesn't require Premium Unleaded. Look in the specs at www.mazdausa.com and you'll see : the I4 and the V6 require normal gas
 

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Im not really into manuals. They are cool for a while,b ut i live in DC and traffic would be murder with a manual. Just a pitty really. Nissan and honda can both clock sub 7 seconds with an automagic. both can run a half second faster than the manual 6 in the 1/4. but the accord and honda are both to big for my taste. so dont know what to do
 

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...and the 2003 accord, is SO UGLY!!!! I saw one last week end. My god, I think Honda should change some designers...

The Altima is very good looking, but the interior looks cheap. My mother bought one and I tried it. Let me tell you that my Sentra looks less cheap inside...

and a major point for the 6, it's NIIIIIICE!!!! hehe
 

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Actually, is it so important to have the car go 2 seconds faster from 0-60?
If you are into that kind of stuff, perhaps a Subaru Turbo, or Mitsubishi Lancer Evo would suit you a little bit more, those will tear your heart out 0-60 for a decent price.

My point is, that those 2 seconds you loose when choosing a Mazda automat is not important in daily use of a great car, especially not in the city traffic as you mention.

The 2 seconds you want is more to have fun with if you stand at the red lights, ready to race some sucker ! :D

I'm sure you'll shake 'em anyway with the good road handling in the Mazda. :p
 

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In the Edmunds road test they say:
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Rear-seaters get a fold-down armrest with cupholders and rear vents[/b]
Could someone explain this "rear vents" part? I haven't seen anything else in European/Asian M6 models than the cupholders... Yet another difference with US model? Or have I missed something or misunderstod? Or does it only come with the 3.0 which is not available here in Finland?
 

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They include a 10-inch subwoofer on the back deck[/b]
Another thing I have heard being much smaller in the European editions... hmmm...
 

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Rear vents must be those thingies under the front seat that make sure the backseaters get some air too. The sub is the same size in Europe.
 

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You are driving a family sedan. Do you need to have that extra 2 seconds?? As long as that sedan can get you to that highway speed within 10 seconds, I think it is enough. It meets safety power for you to maneuver onto safe highway speed.

For me what is important is if the car can stay flat while taking a turn at a speed that would make other car blush. I don't want my body nor the parcels in my car flinging to the sides when I make my turn.

But if you are the type that really needs the number to satisfy you then yes go and chose something like a Subaru WRX or Altima. If you have a bit more money get the Infiniti G35 or Acura TL TypeS. These models will give you that whiplash effect you are craving.

But the 6 with 200HP+ V6 is more than enough driving a FWD family sedan. You don't want all that torque steer.
 

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I can handle a couple of seconds slower but I didn't like the fact that Edmund's thought the Auto had poor low-mid range torque.
 

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Another good reason for me to get the Diesel: 310 nm (~ 227 lb-ft) @ 2000 rpm :)
 

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Also, Edmunds stated that they tried a brake torque launch and shaved 7 tenths of a second off their time. So that is 7.3 seconds, which is only half a second slower than C&D's time for the manual. That sounds about right given that it's a five speed auto. Edmunds tends to have slow times anyway, because they drive like real people, and not like reviewers. Because really the 8 second time is the one people are going to get day in and day out. Who brake torque launches their automatic on a regular basis? Anyway, it looks to me that straight line acceleration is very competitive with anything in its class, and handling is a step above, which is pretty much what we all expected.
 
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