New Mazda 6 Review
As with the Mazda 2, the all new Mazda 6 has been on a diet, even though the car is bigger and has more equipment than the car it replaces, it weighs in, on average, 35 kilo's lighter than its sibling and when most manufacturers keep adding weight, this is more than a pleasant surprise. But the good news doesnÂ?t stop there, less weight combined with improved aerodynamics have reduced the new Mazda 6's Co2 output making it kinder to the environment and the world we live in.
The old 6 was a pleasure to drive and the new Mazda 6 won't disappoint either, losing a few pounds, if anything, has made the handling even crisper and more responsive and with it "borrowing" the front wings from the RX-8, the styling is just as sharp as the driving experience.
The fat may have been trimmed from the new Mazda 6, but that doesn't mean you get less for your hard earned cash, when you buy a Mazda you always get plenty of kit as standard and the new six is no exception with even the entry level models having 16-inch alloy wheels, Air-conditioning, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Driver & front passenger airbags, Electric front and rear windows with one-touch auto down, Remote central locking with deadlocks, Radio/single CD audio system with four speakers and auxiliary jack for connecting MP3 players, Traction Control System (TCS) and a Thatcham Category 1 anti-theft alarm all as standard.
As with all Mazda's, reliability should not prove to be an issue, in fact the old 6 won the German JD power survey in 2006, beating everything including its German rivals and most hacks seem to agree, this is a much better car than the model it has replaced.
Like the looks of the Mazda 6, why not check out the Ford Mondeo, the Audi A4, the Vauxhall Vectra, the Toyota Avensis, the Peugeot 407, the VW Passat or the Renault Laguna.
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