I didn't need to spend a lot of time in the front-drive 6 to notice that the ride is less cushioned than in the Camry and more sport-oriented than in the Accord sedan.
It's a firm ride, with the car feeling as if it's rippling over any irregular pavement. Passengers feel road bumps mostly mildly, at 30 miles an hour as well as at highway speeds.[/b]
Ha that's exactly what I was thinking.Originally posted by Driver6
Martha Stewart of car magazines
Keep your super soft suspensions so that your quiches, cakes and platters won't topple down.[/b]
Hmmm "dodged drivers making nonchalant lane changes". Ehh is that something she normaly does?Written by silly woman
The 6 felt well-planted and quite stable, even when I dodged drivers making nonchalant lane changes on the interstate. Traction control, standard on the 6 with V6, worked well during heavy downpours.[/b]
You can say her review sucks because it's biased (seems that way to me) or because she's not the target audience (especially with the sport package, which is aimed at the young and young at heart).Originally posted by duck979
Her Oppinion matters this much... 0
Please no more review articles from women not wearing bikkini tops, thanks[/b]
Those models of the Accord and Altima are stripped bare transport. No air and the Accord DX has drum rear brakes with a 2 speaker radio!Too bad that base pricing is at the higher end of the segment. An entry 6 with four-cylinder engine and manual transmission has a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of more than $19,000.
This is before the optional sport package is added and compares with just over $16,000 for a base Accord DX sedan and more than $17,000 for a 2003 Altima. In fact, the base 6 is close to the approximately $19,500 starting price for a 2003 Camry.[/b]
"Sexist", no I am not...why? Because I think she has bigger balls then you.immature and offensive (even if you were joking); and I'm a 20 year old guy.[/b]
That's what p*sses me off about good ol' Honda. Air conditioning is a $1200 option on the DX Civic and Accord! Come on! And they don't crank them out of the factory without it unless you CUSTOM order it that way. Just another way to bottom out the price to compete with other automakers and give people like Ann Jobs another reason to peddle those cars to John and Jane Doe through glowing reviews. Here's an idea: Mazda should make everything on the 6 an option except the frame so we can get reviews that say...Originally posted by LBJay
Those models of the Accord and Altima are stripped bare transport. No air and the Accord DX has drum rear brakes with a 2 speaker radio![/b]
I'm sure her review counts for something, but I'm not a 45 year old woman with a husband and two kids. I want something fun, and I don't want to be a highway clone like Honda drivers. I think I saw over 1000 new Accords on the road before I even knew they were out.'The new base model Mazda 6 rings in at $1350*, well below the $16,000 Accord and $17,000 Altima.'
*Price excludes tax, title, tags and just about everything that bolts to the frame.[/b]