Many people get a little nervous when it comes to buying anything as expensive as a car, and while it’s a good idea to enter into such a purchase a bit guarded, your apprehension shouldn’t be so great that it holds you back or prevents you from making a purchase at all.
If you’re looking for a family sedan that appeals to the driving enthusiast, the 2010 Mazda 6’s cockpit-like interior, aggressive look, athletic suspension and eager powertrains make this four-door a real eye-opener, the Mazda5 may be exactly what you need. Kijiji has a great selection of these and many other used vehicles in the same range.
ON THE SPORTY SIDE
Used Mazda 3cars don’t all offer the softest ride, and if a softer ride and limo-like rear-seat room is what you’re after, you might want to look into the Honda Accord, Chrysler 300 or Chevrolet Malibu. While on paper the MAZDA 6’s interior is numerically larger, the sloping roof and high beltline make it feel, in some ways, a little more cramped, the way sports cars tend to feel.
A CLEVER DESIGN, IMPROVED YEARLY
This is one of the sportiest rides and it’s a good value that will hold its own, with an eager V6 engine and a firm but comfortable suspension that makes the car feel more like a sporty coupe than a midsize family sedan. With more horsepower and torque, even the used Mazda 5 climbs hills with little effort and approaches freeway speeds in a relatively short time. In 2010, Mazda increased the structural rigidity and refined the suspension, with part of the benefit being enhanced steering precision and reduced body roll in corners. The tuning improvements are immediately apparent, as the car feels secure through the tightest of turns. In the cabin, there is minimal road and wind noise, which makes for a quiet, if not luxury-car quiet, ride. The comfortable leather seats could do with a tad more aggressive side bolsters, but this is a car that, if well cared for, will hold onto its value if you should decide to sell it at some later point.