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Hello guys,

Just wondering what you think about getting a diesel 140cv Madza 6 stationwagon with such a high milage.
I had the 1st generation Mazda 6 sedan (2005). Experience was good (except for the DPF that gave me nightmares).

Price of this 2008 one is good. 4,200 euros.
But is it really worth getting a high milage car like that? not sure about reliability of the engine, etc.

Thank you in advanced,
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Yes, sure.
But other than that, any members here that can speak of specific reliability issues of this model after reaching 200k km?
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Welcome to the forum!

Unfortunately, there aren't too many of us here with the diesel since that generation never made it to North America with that engine, but I haven't seen anything outlandish in my years on here that would be super cause for concern. Hopefully someone with more diesel experience can confirm :)
 

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Im gonna go out on a limb here and say that 120k miles isnt much, especially on a diesel. I dont know if they have a timing chain or not, it would be worth it to have that and the chain tensioner/guides checked out. If its an automatic, check the fluid color/smell. If its a manual, check the clutch etc. See if you can get a PPI (pre purchase inspection) to calm your mind.
 

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Im gonna go out on a limb here and say that 120k miles isnt much, especially on a diesel. I dont know if they have a timing chain or not, it would be worth it to have that and the chain tensioner/guides checked out. If its an automatic, check the fluid color/smell. If its a manual, check the clutch etc. See if you can get a PPI (pre purchase inspection) to calm your mind.
Our local dealer says that my diesel engine has a timing belt. I just don't know about the earlier models.

For large engines, we check the injectors by taking it out. We put it in a calibration device and see the spray pattern together with the opening pressure. I just don't know how to do it on cars. If it's easy to check this, perhaps doing a calibration on the injectors should be added to the list for your peace of mind.
 

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Thank you all!
Ohh I see, so many of you guys are from the States. OK, yeah usually a different market overall in terms of engines and model versions.

Yep,..before buying I should take it to the workshop to have it checked as long as the seller agrees.
Clutch, injectors, DPF,...

I love the current Mazda 6, but I can't afford it.
Would have to wait a couple more years for the price of used 2014-2015 examples to go down! :)

Have a good week!
 

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Biggest fault with these diesels is poor service history. Yes they have a timing belt. DPF replacement is expensive, a pre purchase inspection is a must, along with a diagnostic inspection of the computer system.
 

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Biggest fault with these diesels is poor service history. Yes they have a timing belt. DPF replacement is expensive, a pre purchase inspection is a must, along with a diagnostic inspection of the computer system.
It's nice to see old members posting again.


If I may ask, do you have any idea what will happen if you just remove the DPF? Is that even possible? I know it's possible but what I meant to say is that can you still use the car normally without a fault code?

Are all diesels equipped with DPF nowadays? I haven't checked the 2019 Santa Fe and I don't know if our old Hyundai Tucson has one. If these vehicles can operate without DPF...
 
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