Phil's Mazda6 2.5 SL

The Volvo has been part exchanged at a local dealer and I now own and drive this Mazda6.
First registered in April 2008, these are my thoughts during ownership:-

History . . . . . .: Bought 15-August 2014 with 3 previous owners (dealer + 2 private owners).
Purchased . . .: From Roes Car Sales, Stores Road, Derby - a local secondhand car retailer.
Servicing . . . .: Sold with full service history and dealer record.
Mileage on purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: 79,327
Final mileage (when sold) . . . . . . . . . : 104,526
Mileage covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 25,199
Sold 31/09/2017 as a trade-in at Available Car, Castle Donington for . : 1,300.00

Changes from standard specification:- none

Faults/Problems on delivery (price adjusted):-
  • Stone chips on front, and loads of them - obviously the car has been a motorway car.
  • A small amount of movement in the driver seat (a recorded MoT advisory).
Other expense:-
  • 20/08/14 - Set of 4 floor mats: 25
  • 05/12/14 - 4 tyres: 480
  • 13/12/14 - 4 wheels refurbished: 250
  • 20/03/15 - MoT: 43
Maintenance:-
So far all I have done is:
  • Frequently refill the washer bottle (screen and headlights so uses a lot).
  • Check the tyre pressures, top up as required.
  • Check the engine oil on the dip stick, not yet used any oil.
  • Polish up the stainless exhaust tips which were shoddy.
  • Remove drivers seat, fit washers to mechanism, refit.
  • General clean and polish and ocasional interior valet.
  • 13/12/2014 - Alloy wheels refurbished then new tyres fitted
  • for more details and pictures Click here
The following pictures were pulled off the selling dealer's web site:


I just love the colour.


I prefer this "Gen 2 " shape to the Gen 3 released in 2013, less agressive...


More rounded... but this picture distorts the length of the front end / bonnet.


Notice the sun roof!


Fuel tank on the correct side for a change.


Front interior - complete with paper mat.


Front row seats are just so comfortable. - shame the drivers has some unwanted movement in it.


Rear passenger comfort zone...

Likes:-
  • Just that bit more compact than the Passat but that little bit bigger than the Volvo S40.
  • Spacious, comfortable and imaculate interior - it feels like a good solid 'real' motor.
  • Glove box, door pockets and central arm rest offer more useful storage space than Volvo.
  • All the toys including a factory fitted sun roof with upward tilt and rear slide (inside headlining and not outside).
  • A quiet ride with a little wind noise, main noise source being the tyres/road surface.
  • A proper hand brake lever like the Volvo (and unlike the useless park brake button in the Passat.
Dislikes:-
  • The tyres, a mix of 1x Evergreen and 3x Kuhmo - I can live with them for a while, as they will need replacing in <5000 miles.
  • The alloy wheels while looking smart have had a cheap repaint job and need proper full refurbishment.
  • First gear is a bit on the low side (unnecessarily so in my opinion) making wheel spin easily achieved despite traction control.
The Wheels and tyres were sorted during December 2014 - for more details, further updates and pictures Click here

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