2009 Mazda 6

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Have you seen the new Mazda 6, I mean really stopped to take a look it?  It is absolutely sexy.  In fact, it is redefining the word, it’s “sixy”.

The beautiful body lines curve and shape with every aspect of the car.  The wheel arches are complimented by defined but not too intrusive wheel flares.  Then the line that flows the length of the body right to the very edge of the trunk lid gives the illusion of a spoiler which only seems to add to the enjoyment for my eyes.  Every body line on the car never seems to end, they are continuously flowing and always avoiding the piercing headlights.  Those shapely headlights that could cut through the darkness and illuminate the world in its darkest hour.  It is absolutely “sixy”.

One might expect this vehicle to be lacking on performance and driving experience but the Mazda 6 doesn’t.  It can be equipped with either a 2.5 L four cylinder engine producing 170 HP and 167 ft-lbs of torque or a gutsy 3.7 L six or “sixy” cylinder engine which produces and impressive 272 HP and 269 ft-lbs of torque.  Surprisingly, the fuel economy isn’t that bad considering the 3,550 lbs curb weight of the V-6 equipped model.  The four banger pushes 21/30 mpg (City/Hwy.) and the six cylinder does 17/25 mpg, respectively.

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So you get “sixy” looks, decent performance and great fuel economy all at the starting price of $19,000 for the four cylinder which can be equipped with a six speed manual transmission or five speed automatic.  But if you really want to bite the bullet the V-6 equipped model with a six speed automatic and paddle shifters will run you about $25,000.

I’m going to try pitching the idea of buying one to my wife.  I think I’m going to tell her to imagine how “sixy” she looks sitting in her new “sixy”  Mazda 6.  Who knows, I might get to have “six” out of the deal if she really likes the car.

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#1 Mandy on 10.17.14 at 2:50 am

I can say that mazda really made it to elegance, quality and impressiveness of every car model they have in the market. Such a great car! – Flemings Ultimate Garage

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