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Reaching 100k Miles in a 3rd Generation

4 years; 100k miles. A milestone worth noting, even with modern cars.

Honestly, I purchased this car originally because I needed something to replace the gas-guzzling, oil-eating monster that my 2004 V6 Mazda6 had become. I know cars aren't investments, and I certainly know getting a new car is essentially throwing away thousands - but I didn't care because the 3rd generation Mazda 6 is just too good to pass up.

Looking back, the only thing I'd do differently is get the MTX, not the ATX GT.

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I got the car while I was still commuting 132 miles per day (~40,000/year), expecting to drive it into the ground. I knew this would be my first and last brand new car, so why not use it for what it was made?

A job relocation, a new job, marriage, vacations, founding a car club and hosting events all across New England, and 4 years later: here I am.

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I still turn around and look at this car every single time I get out of it. I still push it hard into corners when I need a smile on my face, and I still get excited to take it on long trips and show it off.

The Avg. MPG hasn't been reset for over 70k miles and it's stayed above 34mph the entire time. Real-world MPGs with a very heavy traffic commute are easily over 32. I can get 37+mpg any time I need to, but it's hard to not want to just cruise around in this thing.

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Below are the records I've been keeping of the car. I'm sure I've missed a few things, but hopefully this helps at least one person: which is why I do it

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Please, feel free to make this thread into a discussion for preventative maintenance, questions, concerns, etc. That's why I'm putting this up here so people can talk about their experiences and new owners can see what to look for in their future - That's why i'm making this a sticky.

Edit: I know there are some typos and bad references in there - didn't have time to fix them up. Hopefully you know what I mean.

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Congrats! 100k miles is quite a milestone although it is now almost expected of any modern day automobile to reach that figure. I dont think there is another car in its price range with all the standard amenities one would expect from a mid-sized family econo sedan other than Mazda 6. Sure, there are GTIs, Focus ST, Civic Sis etc, but they are either too small, or too harsh or too impractical as a daily driver.

The terrible DC traffic does not allow me to rev above 3k RPM, so i consistently clock 33/34 mpg in mixed driving conditions and almost never below 27 mpg in cities making it the most economical car i have ever owned.

Here's to many many more trouble free miles on your Mazda6! Zoom Zoom!
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Thanks for this. It saves me asking early adopters of the 3rd gen how reliable it has been.

Im in the same car as yours. A 2014 GT model purchased early 2013 but manual transmission here.
I bought used a few weeks ago with half the mileage as yours
I plan to run it to the 100k level and then as in the past, i usually feel the itch to bail before something major can come up
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I have over 100k on my 2015 6-Sport..... zero problems, just oil changes, plugs, a set of tires and brakes.

Maintenance, in other words, all wrenched by myself. I still love the car.
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I have over 100k on my 2015 6-Sport..... zero problems, just oil changes, plugs, a set of tires and brakes.

Maintenance, in other words, all wrenched by myself. I still love the car.
Don't forget an OVTune as well sir. You've been running that for a LONG time and (clearly) he knows what he's doing.

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True that. I think I had something like 10k on the clock when I got that....
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I keep going back k and forth about the overall tune. Concerned I'll light my front tires even more than I currently do. But I am interested in a bit more power. Also not sure if it's night and day

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I see you have the same problem as I do. I'm refering to the one where you always look back at your car when you park her. My girlfriend gets jelous sometimes
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I see you have the same problem as I do. I'm refering to the one where you always look back at your car when you park her. My girlfriend gets jelous sometimes
My wife has accepted it at this point

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My wife has accepted it at this point
Yeah my wife just thinks I'm crazy. I think sometime she'd prefer I look at other women just because it would be "normal" .

But yeah after 20 years together she'll notice my eyes wander and say "so do you like that car?" To her a car is an appliance. She loves her CX9 and she'll drive it into the ground.

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