Mazda6 saloon (2007-2009): owner reviews

"Great to drive, good looking and excellent value, the Mazda6 should be on any family car buyer's shopping list."

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

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Review 1 of 45

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
To date, it has never let us down.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
starts every time
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
no major issues...boot lock/switch failed just after i purchased it at 2 years old.Seems to "kangaroo" at low speeds in 1st/2nd gear ...mazda garage could find no fault...also arm rest moves forward on its own??
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ts2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I would have another, but they now do not make a 2 litre diesel only a 2.2 Which means l am unable to purchase another, Shame Great car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SL, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Quality at an afforadable price
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SL, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Tamura

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable, engaging and smooth to drive. No problems in 7 years of ownership. Bought petrol version in view of DPF problems. Body kit makes it more attractive IMHO. Mazda dealers prices a bit high, but always serviced by them.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Dealer's 12 month warranty. Brake pad worn to shoe on disc within 3 months after taking ownership. Batteries failed in key fobs. Puncture repair fluid expired 5 months before taking ownership.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
always starts, never broken down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ts2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Overall very reliable,easy to drive,poor fuel consumption
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car. Problem was the earthing of the chassis was to the wrong part of the engine, so refused to start reliably
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.5 TS2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

s.l., 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good value for money car.loads of kit.reliable,comfortable,a bit expensive to run.mazda service is very good.overall very satisfied.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

TS 2.0-litre diesel

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
The worst car I have ever owned. Lovely lines but it ends there! DPF problems and injectors from the start. Boot opener failed, Alloys bubbled (and new set also). Runs a smooth as a tractor. New DPF failed after 2 weeks and broke down on M5, £660. Plus £500 for DPF and possibly needing EGR valve (another £300), looks like scrap value after only 6 years (full service history and lovingly cared for). Mazda should be named and shamed, utter rubbish!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Diesel TS2

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
I recently presented my car to my Mazda garage to have the DPF warning light reset, I was informed that the particle filter was OK but the light was linked to the odometer and set to come on at a preset number of miles. This is not stated in the manual. The reason appears to be that it coincides with service miles (set by Mazda), so there is no problem with the DPF and to get the DPF reset cost me £70, just to have the light turned off! Further, to replace a defective boot lid micro switch I was quoted £92 plus labour, a micro switch would be lucky if it cost a couple of quid, what a rip-off. Will I buy another- no chance.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2 Ts2

Year

2009

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bad car. Engine failure in a 4 year old car despite being serviced by Mazda.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
up till now typical Mazda very reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
No reliability issues at all, completely trouble free motoring.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant to drive have not had any issues with it so far.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SL, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reasonably pleasant to drive, economical, spacious but doesn't deserve the l in sl due to the poor ride
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Ts2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Decent looking, fairly comfortable, reliable, good performer, average economy and excellent performer with the reputation behind the company.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

TS2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A good allrounder but a bit thirstier than official figures
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

TS 2 litre petrol manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bought this ex-motobility at 9K miles and it is now at 22K. Excellent car in all respects and what I expected, having had its predecessor (a 626 v6) that proved bulletproof with a single annual service. I ran it up to 140K! Reluctantly cashed it in for scrappage allowance. I have had some strange events with the alarm going off when refuelling. But I do lock the car when out of it. Original battery needed replacing before its third birthday. Heavy outside edge wear on front tyres but otherwise tyres would have gone for 30K+. Clutch is a bit fierce until you get used to it. Massive space when the seats are down - room for a sofa if you need to. Excellent on-road manners and performance in all conditions. Had 2 replacement windscreens - one to unknown cause and one to a large stone thrown up by car going in the other direction on a country road. Inside is a bit cheap looking but durable - decent door pockets that will hold a bottle of water. Boot is massive and can take a baby buggy and associated kit and a dog too! No sat nav on mine but as I am a bloke who knows where most places are, no problem. In-car entertainment a bit feeble but it all works. Steering wheel cruise controls and radio all work properly. Horn needs a heavy press so you cannot just beep! Servicing is cheap if you use an independent that you trust. These platinum-plated spark plugs last till 36K, mine told me. I would have another under similar circumstances - no regrets buying Mazda!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
A couple of minor faults. Electric mirror switch replaced under warranty. Drivers key fell apart (jackknife part fell out and was lost - cost Ł80 to replace and re-program)
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only issue has been with the tyre pressure monitoring units. Apart from that has been fault free.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
had the car less than 3 months and had to pay for a new battery - despit being under Mazda warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
no issues at all in over 3 years
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
no mechanical problems, but the radio had to be changed 3 times due to the wrong type being fitted
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Some small minor faults, boot lid has become difficult to close, drivers seat badly worn.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ts2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Generally pleased apart from the problems caused by the diesel particulate filter - i.e. using up fuel when it cleans the filter and also the issues with the oil level rising when the unused extra diesel is pushed into the sump. May return to petrol again next time
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

TS2 diesel 5dr

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
I concur with Mark of Coventry regarding DPF light flashing at service miles. I was informed by my local Mazda dealer that this is built-in to the engine management programme and has nothing to do with the PDF malfunctioning, it's simply to get you to take it to Mazda for servicing. Cost of service approx £200, cost to reset the flashing PDF light approx £80. Yes, just to switch a light off that should never have come on in the first place. The light should flash to indicate a genuine PDF problem. Replacement (caused by water ingress) boot micro switch garage priced £92 plus labour, I bought one for £44 (typical micro switch prices are around a fiver). Mazda is an absolute RIP-OFF.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Tamura

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have owned this car from new. Generally this is an excellent family car, rear space and large boot are excellent too. Road holding on this model is better than my 626 GSi but the 6 speed gear ratios are too short and this impairs acceleration. The local dealer was very good until the parts manager retired. The brakes need replacing after 73,000 miles.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
never failled me yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
never had a breakdown batteries in bleeper dont last long
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not much went wrong apart from boot lock and alarm needing fixed. Not big jobs.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A sheer joy to own and to drive. It makes me smile whenever i drive it! Amazed at how many drivers of so called 'premier' makes comment on how good it looks!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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