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Looking to buy a mazda 6 in 2019

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I am new to the forum and I subscribed to it as I would like to get some end users and experts point of view on the Mazda 6. This is the car I would like to buy during the 2019 year.


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Welcome to the forum!

Let us know if you've got any questions about the car. The best I can tell you is to go and test drive one because there no amount of words we can put on here to describe the fun feeling of driving a Mazda

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Let us know if you've got any questions about the car. The best I can tell you is to go and test drive one because there no amount of words we can put on here to describe the fun feeling of driving a Mazda
I totally agree! I'm a first time owner of Mazda, the 6 in particular. It's totally different! I mean, if you're the kind of guy who enjoys driving then this car is for you.

The paddle shifter is great when you want some control. If you want total control, then you shift to manual. I seldom use the manual mode, even during racing as the transmission is very intelligent.

Do you remember the film "Avatar"? The protagonist connected his hair to the "dragon" (I can't recall the correct term). That is how I am describing how this car is connected to the driver.

I don't know if a test drive can totally describe what I have said. I wasn't able to try first this car before purchasing it. I know what I did is crazy as I called all dealers and looked for the best deal. After that, I went there and paid the car. I was running on a "deadline" so I needed to get one.
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I totally agree! I'm a first time owner of Mazda, the 6 in particular. It's totally different! I mean, if you're the kind of guy who enjoys driving then this car is for you.

The paddle shifter is great when you want some control. If you want total control, then you shift to manual. I seldom use the manual mode, even during racing as the transmission is very intelligent.

Do you remember the film "Avatar"? The protagonist connected his hair to the "dragon" (I can't recall the correct term). That is how I am describing how this car is connected to the driver.

I don't know if a test drive can totally describe what I have said. I wasn't able to try first this car before purchasing it. I know what I did is crazy as I called all dealers and looked for the best deal. After that, I went there and paid the car. I was running on a "deadline" so I needed to get one.
Exactly - Mazdas are made for DRIVERS, not for A to B. Every Mazda I've ever driven has been just as fun as the last (that new Mx5 RF tho ) .

And you're not crazy, you're smart haha. You're supposed to make the stealerships WANT your business, not expect it. There was only a single 2014 6 in all of New England with the specs I wanted, so I convinced my dealer to send a guy 120 miles away and drive the car back for me because I was going to do it the next day if they didn't.

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Exactly - Mazdas are made for DRIVERS, not for A to B. Every Mazda I've ever driven has been just as fun as the last (that new Mx5 RF tho ) .

And you're not crazy, you're smart haha. You're supposed to make the stealerships WANT your business, not expect it. There was only a single 2014 6 in all of New England with the specs I wanted, so I convinced my dealer to send a guy 120 miles away and drive the car back for me because I was going to do it the next day if they didn't.
Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from this car. I have zero knowledge about it. It was more of a coincidence and out of desperation. I placed a reservation fee for the 2018 CR-V SX and waited for 3 months until the first week of December. Then I was informed that there won't be any delivery. That is the time I took a look at Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D. Excise tax is due for the next three weeks and I was running out of time.

I would say, there's a divine hand on this. I wanted the Subaru BRZ but I have a family. If I'll buy the BRZ, I need to keep my old CR-V 98. However, my younger brother had no car. I feel I'm being selfish if I'll have two cars while my brother has none. And that decided me to give freely my old car to my brother and get the 6.

I got the best of both worlds! This is a family car with sufficient space just like the CR-V. My sons never complained about the space, unlike with Tucson and Santa Fe. I am able to race this car, which I doubt I'll be able to do with the CR-V. If I'm feeling like driving spiritedly, the car has sufficient power. If I want to conserve, fuel consumption is great!

Really, no regrets for this purchase. I would have missed a lot if Thailand made the delivery of CR-V.


And for the guy who is looking for this car, drive it home and experience it, it's exhilarating!
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Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from this car. I have zero knowledge about it. It was more of a coincidence and out of desperation.

I would say, there's a divine hand on this.

Really, no regrets for this purchase. I would have missed a lot if Thailand made the delivery of CR-V.


And for the guy who is looking for this car, drive it home and experience it, it's exhilarating!
My 2014 Mazda6 purchase (actually purchased in 2013 February) was also a divine intervention. I was looking to replace by 17 years old Maxima and shortlisted to Subaru Outback, BMW 3 series, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Accord V6. Mazda was no where on the list and honestly I did'nt know a squat about Mazda. A day before I started test driving my short listed vehicles I was talking to a family member and he said he saw a Mazda 6 commercial and the car looked good. Out of curiosity I checked it out on Edmunds.com and really liked its soul red color, body design and the price point. I first test drove the Subaru Outback and then popped into the Mazda dealership next door, was instantly blown away by the sporty look of Mazda6. Took it for a test drive and loved it, decided not to test drive any others on my short list. The one I drove was a black but I wanted a soul red, the nearest one was at a dealer 60 miles away from where I picked it up. I love the car ever since and much better after it broke in. I turned into a Mazda fan and don't see myself buying any other brand. Every day I get up in the morning the most enjoyable thing I get to do is drive my Mazda 6 to work.
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I bought my '15 Sport after a LOT of shopping. I drove a lot of the vehicles on the market at the time -- the CamAccords, the Jetta and Passat, two Acura offerings, a couple of Subies and a smattering of the US maker stuff.

My "really want" list included a stick, which narrowed the field FAST. My other "really want" item was a user-replaceable stereo system, since the stick meant a de-contented vehicle pretty-much everywhere and in addition I did NOT want a "connected" car (and still won't buy one.)

The list got short fast; the "3" and CX-5 were both contenders as well. I probably would have bought the CX-5 if it wasn't for the obnoxious level of de-contenting that was forced by wanting a stick. The "3" was actually MORE expensive than the "6" in equivalent trim (!) despite having the smaller, 2.0L engine.

The "6" Sport won for the total package for dollars spent. I now have 160,000 miles on it and it's been a nearly-flawless vehicle. Zero issues that have required attention other than routine maintenance. It drives fabulously and still brings a nice grin to my face, burns nearly zero oil between changes, is comfortable and returns in the mid 30mpg range in my particular blend of driving habits.

When I decide to replace it I hope the "HX" engine is available -- with a stick. I'd hate to leave Mazda over no MTX option, but I will if they try to force an ATX on me. I simply hate them.
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When I decide to replace it I hope the "HX" engine is available -- with a stick. I'd hate to leave Mazda over no MTX option, but I will if they try to force an ATX on me. I simply hate them.
If Mazda ditches the stick option, I believe the new Genesis G70 would like to have a word with you...

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I drove the at-the-time Genesis before buying the "6".

It didn't impress me that much and I could nearly buy TWO Mazdas for the price of one of those. For that sort of money I expected much more.

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I drove the at-the-time Genesis before buying the "6".

It didn't impress me that much and I could nearly buy TWO Mazdas for the price of one of those. For that sort of money I expected much more.
Completely redesigned now, the new G70 is probably nothing like what you drive 5 years ago. The G70 with a stick starts in the low 30s, which is where the 6 is heading it seems...

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