(autoexpress.co.uk) - The photographs achieved to take news model of Mazda 6 during the road test.
It is four years since the Mazda 6 debuted, and its still hot property on used forecourts. As a result, the stylish family car holds its value better than many rivals, and is well worth the extra outlay, reports Trend .
Whichever model you buy, expect to be smitten and if you dont believe us, then listen to other readers. In 2003, the Mazda topped the Auto Express Driver Power car satisfaction survey, based on the testimony of owners.
High-mileage early cars cost less than ВЈ5,000, but expect to pay ВЈ8,000 for a 53-plate 2.0 TS or an 04-plate 1.8 S saloon with 30,000 miles. Hatchbacks cost ВЈ200 more than a saloon, while an estate is another ВЈ500. Best buy is the 2.0 diesel. A 121bhp 54-plate TS with 20,000 miles sells for ВЈ10,000 another ВЈ1,000 nets you an 05-plate 136bhp TS2 with even lower mileage.
What to look for
Dont be tempted by a saloon if its got a hatchback price tag the five-door is much more practical. If low running costs are your priority, opt for a diesel although it will cost more initially, youll get the money back when you come to sell the car on. The 2.3-litre Sport is expensive to run, with group 13 insurance and typical economy of 28mpg. If youre after an oil-burner, the 121bhp version has as much performance as youre ever likely to need.