Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Vancouver BC
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Hi from Vancouver BC
Just purchased a 2018 Mazda 6 GT in soul Crystal red metallic after owning a Mazda 3 hatchback GT for 3 years and 2 months.
Did 3 total test drives on GS-L, GT and Signature and found a big difference between GS-L and GT probably due to the wheels and tires. I did like some of the luxury features on the Signature like black roof liner, LED lighting, brown nappa leather seats but not so crazy about the suede inserts so I decided it wasn't worth the 3k. Got loyalty discount 1% on financing for 0.99% for 84months at around $520 CAD per month.
I also tested the Honda Accord 2.0 Touring but it was a bit too expensive and I didn't like the chrome bits in the front or how the rear looked. Though it had better expected resale value compared to the Mazda 6. Apparently Mazdas in Quebec have really low residual/resale value (possibly due to rust issues on previous gens?) but in BC Mazdas do much better.
I will probably get some warm white LEDs for the interior lighting, the corksport ones I bought last time for my Mazda 3 are too blue for me. Was thinking about putting new tires on but did some research on the forum and people are saying that the SUV tires are decent. A bit disappointed that the Mazda 6 doesn't come witbh a spare tire.
Going to pick up the car in a few days, I'm considering bringing it to get OptiCoat ceramic costing done, the cost is about $1100 and supposedly it will last 5 years. If you guys have any experience with it let me know if it's worth the investment.