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The problem for me isn't the car, it's the car in respect to its price point.
Simply put, a fully loaded Mazda 6 GT with Tech Package and everything should be under $30,000 MSRP. Reason being is because all the competing mid-size sedan offers a more powerful engine as an alternative: Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion all offers a turbocharged engine while the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord offers a V6. All of these cars will top out at about $33,000 - $35,000 fully loaded AND with a turbocharged engine or a V6.
I understand that the car looks amazing, has premium interior materials, good tech, amazing fuel economy and everything. In fact, it is the fuel efficiency that attracted me to the Mazda 6, so in a sense, I understand that I did not buy this car for its raw power. Still, the price point irks me for how little power we get.
In Mazda's defense, Mazda's NA 4 cylinder engine IS more powerful than the competitors' 4 cylinder NA engines though.