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Yeah, they may have heard form a few readers about the errors. Still don't quite understand how they can say the 6 was the best to drive, but they favored the Accord? Conclusions like that just make me think there is some politics going on behind the scenes. Having now owned my Sig for a week, and having test drove the others I'm wondering if writers are just too afraid to get blacklisted by the larger Toyota and Honda if they come out and say the 6 is the best balance of the lot. These websites get money through viewer and readership and no doubt the majority of people are going to click if they see a Toyota or Honda review rather than Mazda. So if they piss off Honda or Toyota (or anyone larger than Mazda, they run the risk of loosing out on getting first dibs or any dibs on new models from the big guys. Classic 800lb gorilla or Dave and Goliath situation. IMO

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I like owning a Mazda6 Signature even more with its relatively limited exposure and being somewhat of an underdog in the market. To me it makes it more exclusive rather than the glut of Accords and Camrys seen everywhere you look. I've even come to appreciate the lack of any trim specific badging to differentiate the Signature or its turbo engine, just the wheels and subtle spoiler identify the trim level to those in the know. I honestly feel that the Mazda6 Signature is a true standout in the market and its level of refinement is competitive with significantly more expensive vehicles.
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I caught this today:

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I'll be keeping track of this one, just to see what they observe in the long-term.


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Well, I still am below 2500 miles, and I know that their engines only get better with mileage, so...

Two quotes that I'd like to highlight from C&D, especially to the Accord fanboys:

"This is our favorite mid-size sedan to drive."

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"Make no mistake, it’s still the most dynamic sedan in this segment."

Coming from C&D, high praise indeed! Eat it, Honda! lol

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Yeah but not to be a wet noodle. They rated the accord a full 5 stars compared to 4.5 for the Mazda. Also does the car upshift even when your in manual mode?

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I caught this today:

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I'll be keeping track of this one, just to see what they observe in the long-term.
Yeah, should be interesting since this car only grows on you with age. I wish though they would get facts straight. The Sig does not have "faux wood trim". Jeez, freaking "journalists".

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Yeak mistake from kbb it is japanese sen wood not faux wood trim.


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Yeah, should be interesting since this car only grows on you with age. I wish though they would get facts straight. The Sig does not have "faux wood trim". Jeez, freaking "journalists".

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I found another review: Click me!

It seems there's a fair amount of new reviews over the past couple weeks, despite the fact the car has been available for the past half-year.

Also, Motorweek on PBS does have a long-term tester on their hands, and the updates they've been giving on their show have been very positive, at least compared to their Camry XSE they also have...
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Not so good review here, performance and fuel economy isn't great.


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