Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I had high hopes for the Mazda 6; my previous car was a Mazda 626 (nothing to be proud of) but I thought it was excellent. Fair enough it lurched around bends like a barge, and this was exacerbated by the least supportive seats I'd ever encountered but the 2.0 engine was potent and flexible and it could return 37mpg normally and 42mpg on the motorway, plus it never missed a beat in the six years I owned it. As a result I pretty much ignored every other make and model and made a bee line for the 6 which had been winning accolades by the dozen and was said to be a world apart from the 626. I admit I rushed into the purchase a little as the model I found was the Katano special edition and I liked the idea of something a little rarer than the regular 6. My first concern was with the dealer, they were messing up the finance even though I was financing through the bank; then I had an issue with one of the roof-rack runner caps being missing which they promised to replace but still hadn't when I picked the car up and then they wouldn't return my calls afterwards.
They couldn't explain why there was no sat-nav, which should have been standard on the Katano model, in fact they didn't know much about a 6's specifications at all for a Mazda dealer! Some front fogs as standard would have been nice too.
The car - I'd expected the 6 to be a couple of mpg better than the 626 being as it was 9 years younger and with a 6 speed box over a 5 speed.
Unfortunately it is about 3 mpg down, returning around 35mpg and strangely even on a long motorway run I've only managed to eke out 38mpg and it bottomed out at 31 mpg when I gave it a leathering.
The 6 is heavier than the 626 with airbags up the wazoo but I think it's the hideous rolling resistance that's largely to blame. Even down hill in neutral the car won't pick up speed and it feels like the handbrake is stuck on sometimes. The rolling resistance also doesn't help with the gear changes which are jerky through a sharp bite on the clutch and the car decelerating the moment you clutch in; you need to be very quick on the change to get anything near a smooth change. Hopefully when it comes to tyre change time I'll get some more eco-friendly tyres which will abate these problems; I can afford for the handling to suffer from less grippy tyres as the handling is far tighter than I (or my passengers) need.
After that though the engine is quite pokey and flexible, speed can drop as low as 25 without having to drop below 6th gear.
On other matters, the rear seat backs are a little too vertical for comfort and I have doubts about the durability of the seat material.
A big concern is the trip computer - firstly you can either use the computer OR see the clock, which is ludicrous, you always want the clock displaying. Second, the mpg shows up as litres per 100 miles or some other such nonsense, which is worthless. And thirdly the fuel remaining calculations are miles out.
The climate control can be annoying too; even with a 7 speed fan it doesn't always prioritise the airflow the way I'd like it.
Other niggles - minor I know - the light for the ignition key slot lights up the key and not the slot you want to insert it in, which is pointless.
After all this it sounds like I absolutely hate the car but I don't; it's been a disappointment in many ways but the engine is nice and flexible, it handles the bends brilliantly and the front seats are comfy even for a six footer, and very supportive in the bends. Also worth noting is the rear seat folding mechanism which is very handy, and the 6 looks good (much better than the new style 6) especially with the Katano's twin pipes, spoiler and alloys.

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Problems with the boot catch after 2 years. I couldn't get it to close.a warning light appeared on the dashboard after 3 years to show that the abs was not functioning. the main dealer ran a thorough check and found a fuse had blown even though he said the abs was still working. however it cost me over ł80 to find this out. now a warning light on the dashboard has appeared to show the airbags are not functioning. I guess another fuse has blown?minor problems but rather irritating.. On a run on the motorways you can get 35 mpg but locally it is below 30mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally been fantastic - during -10dc temperature the car wouldn't work.also the dpf light flashes when the car believes a service is due - causing confusion whether there is a problem with the dpf or if a service is due. I took my car for an oil change between services and the service mileage for the warning light was not reset - thus a service is not yet due but the car think it is. Manufacturers parts are expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Rear dampers warned as starting to leak on 50k service.both front wheel bearings replaced @ 55k under warranty. Replacement of front pads only, including labour ł180!!!very disappointing fuel consumption figures. I do virtually all motorway driving, with economy in mind, yet I can't get anywhere near mazda's official 50.4 mpg figure. given my type of journey, I should be exceeding it.

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I love the fact that the car is very reliable. I travel a great deal in all weathers and feel safe. it has never let me down. neither have any of my previous mazda cars. The car is very economical with great mpg. I didn't give it maximum points as I know that there are cars out there that give more mpg - the latest mazda soon to be released is one, plus the electric cars obviously.

Cost: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mazda managed to produce a lot of car for the money in the 6 and i think the model raised the image ofthe company considerably. It maybe getting on a bit now and slipping down the ratings but it has been a great family car. My only real grumble is the quality of the paintwork. The slightest knock in a Tesco car parks leave a blemish or chipped paint.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

The best car I have ever owned. my second mazda. will go for a newer model probably next year. runs beautifully, quiet, and v ery comfortable for all riders. Fuel economy is excellent for a 2l car. latest model is even better. can't wait! only downside is some spares are a bit expensive, but they do last a long time.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Constant problem with "chirping" noise from ancillaries belt. tensioner replaced but noise returned. high price of parts means I will have to live with it. Spares v expensive t belt tensioner ł140 ancillaries belt tensioner ł199 rear hatch handle ł136. needs servicing at main dealers to reset ecu after oil change.

Cost: 1/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never broken down or needed a repair except for wear and tear items. in my 4th year of owning a mazda and for the first time not looking around for a new car . Not that economical around town much better on long distance. iris a reasonably modern car and feel more could be done through design and technology.

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from light bulbs and brakes, the only issues I have had have been water in the sills and a leak through the nearside rear door seal. Fuel consumption is ok for the age of car, fuel type and engine size, but poor compared to what is available now. main dealer serviced so not cheap, but excellent value.

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I bought the slightly higher bhp engined 6 and have been pleasantly surprised by its performance and especially mpg. Ive had diesls before and its up there with the best. Interiro is a little bland and some basics for the year are missing such as a self dimming rear view but on the whole would recommend

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very bad ingress of damp into headlights which I have been told by Mazda HQ is normal! MPG I obtain is no way near the manufacturer's quoted figure. I find the car MPG very poor particularly in town driving. Wonder if any other Mazda 6 Katano drivers are suffering the headlights problem?

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Considering the high mileage, it is good. the car is beginning to show general wear and tear and has many things that would ideally be replaced (except the cost is too high). Tyres, fuel and parts are expensive - but not as bad as some other large vehicle manufacturers.

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Turbo power if I want in a car that gives 48/50 MPG for a 2L
Great acceleration and with the 5 door hatch ease of lowering the rear seat backs and the ability to take bulky items,
I did my research and have not been disapointed and will buy Mazda again.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any trouble with car. Wasn't very impressed with the cost of the second service, especially when I realised how little they'd done and the length of time it took them to do it. obviously, I'd like the car to do more mpg but can live with 35.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Replacement injectors fitted after 2 years. very recently the engine engine warning light needed resetting. all 4 tyre valves needed replacing after 1 failed requiring breakdown assistance. On a long run it exceeds the manufacturer's figures.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The 6 is a great car, good to drive & apart from the niggle with the clutch has never let me down. It is powerful and economical in great measures & I always look forward to driving it.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Mazda 6 Diesel

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Ilike my previous mazda it just keeps running. Not sure yet about replacement part costs but urban driving cost for car this size is excellent. drove to heidelberg in germany in autumn and it did better than 55mpg for round trip.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have owned my car for over 2 years from new and it has been 100% reliable overall. The mpg quoted by mazda is not attainable and will put me off purchasing another. it only averages around 20mpg running around the town!

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 3 years of owning. starts 1st time every time. no mechanical or electrical faults. Parts and servicing reasonably priced however, petrol costs for 2.3l engine are quite high. tax is also fairly expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have never had any trouble with the car. I have always just got into the car, turned the key, and driven from a to b. This is my 7th mazda and I have never had any additional costs apart from normal servicing.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Tyre pressure monitors and remote lock problems. I can't average more than 38 mpg because the dpf keeps cutting in every 100 miles for about 15-18 miles this was reported to mazda from new they say this is ok!

Cost: 1/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

This is the third mazda 6 that I have owned, and I have never had to take the car to the garage other than for servicing. The fuel economy could be slightly better, but generally running costs are average.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I havehad no issues, so far. I have not had the necessity to buy spare parts. it is quite economical on extended journeys, with up to 70mpg. I do not exceed speed limits and drive with economy in mind.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems as yet (and none expected!). My previous car (mazda 6mps) did no more than 36mpg on a run, 22 round town. this averages nearly 50mpg on a run and seems to be almost as efficient round town.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very poor minor issues that immobilise car ie tyre pressure sensor, dpf warning light due to over filled sump, earthing issues all require rac recovery. Poor mpg 38 mpg, high cost of tyres,ł200 each.

Cost: 2/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any problems at all. It is a 2 litre petrol auto so before purchase I knew that it had relatively poor economy. there have been no repairs and main dealer servicing costs are reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

My only complaint at the moment is a very poor audible signal from parking sensors and no hands free phone on a ts2 model of this age. Thirst for fuel mpg abomnible no experience of spares as yet.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no problems with this car ( 14mth old ) and with my previous mazda 6 sport which covered 40000mls in 24mths. 45 mpg for a diesel car with a 2.2ltr engine having 180 bhp is not bad in my book.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My car is not garaged, no matter what the weather even if it has stood for a number of days it always starts. My service costs are very reasonable and as of yet I have had no additional costs.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Simplest I can say it has broken down on me. I keep up with the service. Parts aren't cheap I had to replace discs and pads which did cost me a fortune. this was from a third party not mazda.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Failed to start at bristol airport after four weeks away. Disappointed with fuel consumption. my previous volvo 745 classic automatic returned 35.5 mpg. with no special driving consideration.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Too early to comment on this car but my two previous mazda 6's have been totally reliabl.e. Good fuel economy plus sensible servicing costs mean that the running costs are very acceptable.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Timing chain noise problems that still are not fully resolved even though there was a product recall for this. otherwise, fine. I do not measure mpg so have little idea of how good it is.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel

Very good apart from needing new break discs after just 30k miles. Very expensive to service - always seems to need something extra costing large amounts (e.g. break discs, air con etc.).

Cost: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Electrical faults, wheels replaced, door handle replaced due to voltage leakage, boot button replaced. Parts are very expensive. new handle was over ł300, brake parts expensive too.

Cost: 2/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Starts everytime even in very cold weather. Can't expect much more mpg for a turbo charged engine. does not come with spare tyre which had to be purchased at ł150... a bit steep imo.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. high level of reliability of previous mazdas main reason for buying new. Economy is steady and does not change with driving style. servicing costs are reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has been reliable so, starts easily on very cold mornings even after being stood for several days. Had expected the mpg on long runs to be higher, closer to manufacturers figures.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A few teething problems, windows mist badly & get very wet inside during cold or damp weather, courtesy holder for sunglasses broke,. Averages 40.6mpg - expected more like 50mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Initial problem with d.p.f system but once sorted has been fine since just regular services and tyre changes. Diesel is expensive so because of milage I drive costs quite a bit.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only issue was when I first picked the car up and the engine ecu needed to be re-programmed for the uk - and the garage took a little while to do it. Spare parts are expensive.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Haven't had any problems in 3 years since new. Fuel economy is not bad for a 2l petrol engine, better on long runs than in town. cost of replacements is a lot e.g. bulbs.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing gone wrong at all, not even a squeak. I was hoping for better fuel economy but road tax and insurance are reasonable. I've not had to pay out for anything else.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its never let me down as yet and is the best car I have had so far by far. Do alot on milage over a year and for that dont think its all that bad for the running cost.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems with reliability since bought from new. Expensive to service and a little thirsty. tax not as good as other cars but expecteed given the 2.2l performance.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Japanese - enough said! I can't get anywhere near the book figures for mpg but I expect that so am not surprised. therefore I spend more on diesel than I expected.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I'm hoping that it's like my previous mazda which didn't break down ever. The size of the engine means that the car is straining harder to pull a heavier weight.

Cost: 2/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No mechanical issues and very good handling in all weather conditions. comfortable sporty ride . Would need a six gear to save on fuel but parts are cheap .

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only niggle is the alarm drains the battery - so it must be driven at least once a fortnight. Expensive road tax for such a boring car and very poor mpg.

Cost: 2/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very much easier to drive than my last T reg mazda 626. The average consumtion on my current 6 is about the same as the best motorway consumption 45 mpg

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Starts every time, but need to investigate why there is a slight throttle hessitation when cold. Poor mpg, but to be expected with a performance car.

Cost: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bought it for relaibility and it hasn't let me down. Servicing annually which is not too expensive. hardly anything needs attention, and mpg is good.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No failures in over 3 years. With a low annual mileage fuel economy is not a major problem for me. so far no replacement parts have been required.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far so good. Economy isn't too bad for a large estate with plenty of power. tyresd are expensive, but all cars come with large wheels nowadays.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Blocked dpf, mazda deny that it is a poor design. To avoid a blocked dpf you have to drive deliberatly at high rev's making the car uneconomical.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

This would be my 3rd mazda 6 never have they let me down. This is my first derv car and I cannot believe how way miles I can go before a refill.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Major issues with the dpf filter needing regular regeneration. Each time regeneration of the dpf required the bill ranges from ł300 - ł500+!

Cost: 1/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had the car 5 years+...and had some fairly big billsbut generally good. Tax fairly high..insurance reasonablesome spare part prices expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mazda used diesel particulate filter light as a "service indicator" meaning I had to take it to a main dealer. Not as good mpg as advertised.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No expenditure required other than on annual service, tyres etc. Good mpg for a 2ltr car. no repairs required other than on routine matters.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem. Main dealer costs for parts are very expensive. quoted ł290 for brake pads, compared to ł60 at a local independent.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems, but very disappointed that I've had to replace 4 tyres after only 28,000 miles. Good mpg but find servicing costs expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

I am very pleased with the reliability but wouldlike better fuel economy. No part needed yet but fuel economy is poor for a 1998 diesel.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all!! Previously averaging 52 mpg, but since fitting a replacement tyre (not dunlop sp sport) this has dropped to 48 mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never failed to start, but I find its performance variable. It gets through diesel quite fast. spare parts are very expensive.

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have not had any issues so far. Fuel consumption is average. tax disc could be cheaper. fixed price servicing for 3 years is good.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Starts first turn of the key everytime ,never let me down. Its under manufacturers warranty and a servicing deal through the dealer.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts when you want it to. A 2 litre automatic will always be more costly than a 1.2 litre ford ka, but this is the car I wanted.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel

Had prob wiv alarm .didnt affect car being used ,otherwise would have given car a 5. After running a sorento this is heaven lol.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Keyless ignition caused a couple of problems & battery runs flat fairly easily if interior light left on. Tyres & tax expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall ok, but had some problems with dpf. If you use authorised mazda garage the servicing and repairs are pretty expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues in the last 6 months, starts first time every time. Not exceptionally frugal but a extra urban mpg of 43 is not bad.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Had to have alarm prob sorted, hence 4. Well happy wiv running cost ,compared to[previous car kia sorento,its cheap as chips.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues so far. No consumables required apart from fuel. very reasonable price for first year service at main dealer.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Broke down in first two weeks on first long journey. Parts from the dealer are expensive.service costs very expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has never broken down since I bought, however the fuel economy could be better. Fuel economy could be better.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since I purchased car new in may 2010. Urban mpg is awful and being disabled it is a drain on my pocket.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

2 years old never been in garage. 70 miles round trip each day bon motorway and not hanging around good consumption.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only issue so far is a sump guard that came loose after floods. Fuel economy is good for the performance on offer.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Buying replacement parts direct from mazda is very expensive eg.replacement door mirror with discount was ł150+.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Battery problems leading to failure to start. Not bad for a good performer, but diesel would be more economical.

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It ticks all the boxes required, for an economical large family car, long runs are a breeze, short runs a blast!

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Regular servicing has ensured that it has not broken down. Spare parts like tyres have been slightly expensive.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent overall. Good mpg, reasonable service costs, some parts slightly expensive although very few needed.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a mechanical problem. Mpg seems poor, but I don't drive frugally and am often in rush hour traffic.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has not let me down ( it shouldn't do at its age). Mpg is not what main dealer predicts in all brochures.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Already had a mechanical failure - car only 15 m old. Mpg not as specified - servicing at 12500 which is ok.

Cost: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

can be as fun as your feeling or as sensible as you want it to be. heavier clutch than some cars though.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had it 2 years and never had anything wrong with it. With my kind of driving I expected it to be better.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only 1 minor repair - drivers mirror control unit replaced under warranty. Averagig 45 for over a month.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Thoroughly reliable. no problems since buying. Can sometimes top 65 mpg depending on type of journey.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good,always starts first time even if I been away for 4 weeks. Not has in paperwork,to low mpg.

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my second mazda6 and so far neither has cost me anything except petrol and tyres. As above.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Excellent starter and runs beautifully. Very happy with mpg.toos soon to tell on maintenance costs.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a thing wrong with it. Seems to go forever on a tank full especially on a motorway run.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues so far. Uses a bit more fuel than expected. has been very heavy on wearing front tyres.

Cost: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

i believe that my mazda is a excelent car it ticks 8 out of 10 boxes and for me thats a good car

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my 2nd mazda 6 never had a problem. Top class cars are expensive to run but worth it.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its the best car I have had. Im a community nurse using it all day ł70 a fortnight it costs.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No breakdowns no failed components. Tyre wear above average; servicing slightly expensive.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults yet appeared. Mpg less than claimed, but ok. service cost less than anticipated.

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

5 years and 60k miles, and only one minor niggle. And looks better than the latest model.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not missed a beat. Economic if driven on long runs but a little thirsty around town.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing broken so far, everything works. Cheap to service, run and fuel, love it.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Always starts first time. Service is costly at mazda dealers and tyres expensive.

Cost: 3/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good reliable car that is good fun to drive. Repairs can be expensive though.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far it starts and goes a-b. Very expensive brake shoes within 40,000 miles.

Cost: 2/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems whatsoever. Spares expensive eg rear light ł299 bit of a rip-off.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not failed me yet. It's not the best for fuel economy and I drive sensably.

Cost: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Problems with sensor system. Mpg high. excise duty high. insurance medium.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Faultless, brilliant. Very reasonable servicing costs, good fuel economy.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very nice car. Possibly not as manouverable in parking as previous model.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues whatsoever. Mpg quite low around town but I can live with that.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

A bit early to tell as I have only had the car about 4 weeks. As above.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem with it. Similar models on market with better mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Issues with electrics and fuel pump. Expensive repairs and servicing.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not good on fuel as I though and looks like parts could be expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems, no failures. Mpg as expected. service costs reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues. Mpg slightly lower than expected - service costs good.

Cost: 4/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Intercooler and gearbox failure. Mpg good, spare parts expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not a single issue. It's quite a thirsty car having a 2.2 diesel.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Some problems have proved hard to diagnose! Parts are expensive!

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Seems ok, service once a year at a reasonable cost.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing to complain about. Mpg is better on the next model.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fuel consumption is good but service costs are very high.

Cost: 2/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

EXCELLENT APART FROM BAD INGRESS OF DAMP INTO HEADLIGHTS!

Cost: 3/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

fantastic vlaue for money, cheap and very very cheerfull

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any issues yet. Averagempg for type of driving.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Key fob problems and interior finish rattles. Mpg low.

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very good - no issues in 1 year of ownership. Thirsty.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Absolutely no issues with car. No worse than expected.

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for

Very good car, so good I have just orderd a new one!

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

great car but running costs too high (Mazda6 MPS)

Cost: 2/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had car 2years no problems as yet. Auto mpg poor.

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Bit juicy and had to top oil up 2x since buying.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing wrong in first year. Low tax, good mpg.

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent car,great to drive with sharp looks

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Nothing wrong in 6 years. Good not great mpg.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a mazda. Good mpg, low servicing prices.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. Economy good.no spares purchased.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Not the most economical.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No issues. Mpg about right for engine size.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Early days < 1 year. Early days < 1 year.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. Happy with good mpg.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 3yrs. Expensive services.

Cost: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Always starts and never had a break down

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Best value in a full sized family hatch.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Cheap to run so far.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Second to none. On a long run 61.8 mpg.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Tyres are expensive on the sport model.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mpg poor.servicing costs quite high.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts no matter the weather,

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A triumph and an excellent choice!

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent - does what a car should

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. Main dealer expensive.

Cost: 3/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

trouble free motoring.Just great

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Fuel economy could be better.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very good and would recommend

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Poor fuel consumption.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No issues. Excellent.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Services expensive.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very expensive.

Cost: 1/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far so good

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Cost of fuel.

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Fine thanks.

Cost: 2/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

GOOD

Cost: 3/5