Im considering a few car to change due to family planning as currently driving a SSS manual. Shortlisted a mazda 6 as the design is pretty sweet and also auto so wife can drive. space wise also pretty gd, and impressive boot space.
I was wondering any mazda6 driver here? I had shortlisted 1 unit and test drove it. depri is 9k and 1 owner. Tested and feel that car handles and drives well, with no wierd or unusual sound/vibration during the short test. I was wondering if there is anything i should look out for. Its a 5AT gearbox so im not too sure if there is any known problem with it. Coming frm a manual owner, im pretty scare of auto transmission as heard alot of story from frens that gearbox piang etc
Would love to hear from fellow mazda 6 owner here. I also shortlisted the lancer ex GT however the depri is more than 10k+ easily, and feedback from my friends is he will pick a mazda 6 anytime because they feel that the depri is too high for a lancer ex.
If you can find, go for the 2.3 SP (very very rare)... similar depreciation as the 2.0 but with a more powerful 2.3 ltr engine, and comes full kitted... body kit, black out headlight & tail-light covers, HID headlight, memory seat, sunroof...
I have been driving a 2.3 SP for 4 years now.. car total mileage for almost 9 yrs 170k km and counting... if u r into driving, offers lots of fun & usable space at a reasonable price (though i think paying 9k per year is too high)
It's generally a reliable car though you got to note the mileage... most of my parts replacements likes engine mountings, upper & lower arms, drive shaft occur after 100k km... then there are other things like gasket seal cracked, pipe leakage that occur after 150k km (not bad considering the mileage isn't it)...
Find a mechanic that you can trust (i do pay a bit more for service), and save by buying parts original/OEM parts from stockists direct or recon parts from workshop n u should be good to go
There are still plenty of the 1st gen Mazda 6 (GG) on the road and so far I have no problem sourcing for parts (i usually go to Chin Hon, Fong Yat is a reluctant 2nd choice for me)
All the best in your negotiation.... Rem, it's a buyers market
Btw TS, what's the mileage of the car that you are eyeing?
Edited by Notsogoodman, 01 October 2014 - 10:48 PM.