2006 Mazda 6 S Grand Sport Wagon – Test drive and new car review – 2006 Mazda 6 S Grand Sport Wagon

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2006 Mazda 6 S Grand Wagon Test Drive

Is the station wagon making a I hope so — I’ve got memories of our old wagons. The 2006 S Grand Sport Wagon is to create some memories of its

With a base price of ($28,570 as tested with Emissions and Delivery Fee), the Mazda6 S Grand Sport carries a 4 year/50,000 mile and a 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway EPA fuel estimate. Let’s throw junk in the back of the 2006 S Grand Sport Wagon and go for a

First glance: The mid-size a sleek compact look

globalization taking hold in the car design is one of the few ways that a car can retain any brand identity. has done a great job at forging a The Mazda6 Wagon carries it off in

The Mazda look is slightly to my eye – I can’t help but see a face in the 6’s front The corporate snout is a slightly one, with a big wide and impish high-intensity-discharge (HID) with multiple projectors. the body, a rising belt makes for an assertive, forward shape, with smaller windows than front.

18 wheels sparkle in the big wheel Like the Subaru wagons, the tailgate slopes toward the of the car, giving the impression of sleekness and leaving a rounded, profile. Large wrap-around provide good visibility the rear, and a jaunty little crowns the rear gate.

Though it is a midsize wagon, the 6 a compact look as it glides by.

not a big fan of body side molding parking lot protectors – to the doors of cars, but I understand function. The 6 has moldings on each and they are unsightly on an otherwise design.

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In the Seat: Plenty of room for Big J

6 wagon is comfortable and quite to drive

#169; Jason

Some cars really fit — the Mazda6 is a perfect fit for my 6’2 frame. The leather-trimmed seat is comfortable and supportive, a great set of adjustments and built-in heat. The tilt and telescope wheel adjustments make the right performance driving easy.

The substantial shift knob easily to hand in the center

As a midsize wagon, the 6 doesn’t a lot of room in the back seat. adults will fit, but not for There’s no way back seat, as we to call the third row in my day. But is a very useful cargo behind the back seat, and a breeze to fold down the split second row to create a space, at least by mid-size standards.

With the second row up, volume is 33.7 cubic with the second row folded, volume is 60.5 cubic That’s a lot of groceries. Forget getting a 4’x8′ sheet of in the 6, but you can squeeze a pair of bicycles in if you to.

On the A wagon with sporting

The last station wagon my owned was a 1976 Oldsmobile Cruiser. It was gigantic, with a 127 room for a gaggle of kids in rows of seating, and a 455 cubic V8 under the hood. Woohoo! The Cruiser was a hoot to drive, and so is the — in a completely different

The 6 has sporting ambition. It handles well, between its four-wheel suspension, front and rear bars, four-wheel anti-lock brakes and traction control Under the hood, the 3.0 liter V6 cranks out 215 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque, output in today’s horsepower but enough for some fun.

The five-speed manual transmission is and direct, connected to a light, to manage clutch. Weighing in at lbs, the 6 is a little on the heavy but carries its weight nicely, as used to say about Jackie

The level of standard equipment on the 6 S Sport package approaches levels. Leather seating, moonroof, 6 CD Bose stereo optional ($430) Sirius capability, power windows and locks, front side air and side curtain airbags. A system is a $2,000 option I wouldn’t buy a new car without one.

Journey’s End:

Not the roomiest but what space it has is well-used

If you a Mazda6 S Grand Sport you’ll get a lot for your money. you’ll be able to afford a few with your kids so they’ll have some memories of family togetherness. Ah, to my dad yell I’ll pull car over if you kids don’t down again.

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