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I have a Diesel 2013 Mazda 6 Touring sedan (aluminium) in South Australia - this is, without doubt, the best Mazda I've had (3) with a ridiculous amount of torque and fantastic economy.
Not sure why USA doesn't like diesels but this thing is phenomenal...I would do a round trip of 1800km at 5 minutes notice for work and would, on a good day (tail wind) see 5.5 to 6km / 100L...and have seen under 5L / 100km at 110km average - that's just over half a bucket of fuel for 60 miles.- most times I will see around 6 to 6.2L / 100 km.
We have road trains here with 3 trailers - that's probably around 40m long - and overtaking them is effortless though the transmission can take a little while to think about it - paddleshift down first and it accelerates very nicely.
I also pull a boat or car trailer - did a 650km round trip on the weekend pulling the car trailer with a 600kg car (1963 mini) and managed 8.8L / 100km at 100kmh average which is sensational.
One issue - the engine oil can grow - original service intervals were set at 5000km and the factory recommendation is 10000km so the engine would go into "don't drive me" mode at 5000km...fixed with a computer.
The ONLY thing I don't like about the car is the stereo - the Bose system is crap - it will work for hours on bluetooth and then suddenly drop out for a couple of seconds - then, when it returns, the music will skip forward every few seconds....sometimes turning the radio off / on helps.
And, the speech recognition on phone calls is awful reading out the options every time - my Mazda BT50 has none of these problems and just prompts with a beep.
On phone connections, it oftens drops out and starts reading the options again even though the call is successful - have to press the phone button again and it goes back to the call.