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Business-focused 6 gets lower VED band and competitive price and equipment.

Our Verdict

The Mazda 6 is a Ford Mondeo rival with rakish styling and lightweight, low-emissions tech

12 December 2011

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13 December 2011

I'm assuming company car tax on a passat bluemotion would be a low percentage on a higher list price, so about the same as this Mazda, which is why they've launched a low price business model?

13 December 2011

I have the 163BHP; 265 lb/ft 2.2 Diesel version in the Takuya version which has 18" alloys but not sport suspension. I like the bling free interior and easy to use controls and heated seats.

Tyre wear a bit heavy at 16,000 for the fronts and as I always put new tyres on the rear, now have Khumos on the rear which are as good as the original Dunlops

It handles well on all roads, excellent seats,cruises easily on motorways, although speed can easily creep into mid 90's if not careful. Returns 53mpg overall for 19,000 miles

Voice recognition Bluetooth is near impossible to programme, but works fine for hands free.

13 December 2011

Looks like a very good value car. I like the Mazda6 very much, and recently drove a Sport model with the 180bhp version of this diesel engine. Judging by the low emissions/consumption and competitive price, this 129bhp diesel Business Edition Mazda6 should do well as a fleet car.

13 December 2011

I used to like the styling on the older one but the looks on this one are rather challenging.

13 December 2011

This compares well on BIK to the Passat BM SE 140 at over £22000. This tax year the Passat is in 13%, but next year it's 119 CO2 moves it to 17% - that makes the Passat less attractive.

Looking at lease costs both cars are in a few quid of each other so you pays yer money...

13 December 2011

[quote newtoybox]I like the bling free interior[/quote] I agree that it is a very bling free interior, but does that make it slightly bland? I fear it does. There isn't very much to attract me to this interior.

13 December 2011

[quote Fidji]

Looks like a very good value car. I like the Mazda6 very much, and recently drove a Sport model with the 180bhp version of this diesel engine. Judging by the low emissions/consumption and competitive price, this 129bhp diesel Business Edition Mazda6 should do well as a fleet car.

[/quote] as long as the reps are not being tasked with getting anywhere quickly. My guess is the average rep will not appreciate running a car with tiny wheels and a big body. Tom Tom Sat Nav, it doesn't seem that compelling to me.

13 December 2011

[quote ej03] I agree that it is a very bling free interior, but does that make it slightly bland? I fear it does. There isn't very much to attract me to this interior.[/quote]

I have to disagree, there are far fewer distractions than in say an Insignia or similar so I can concentrate on driving.

13 December 2011

[quote Autocar] draws our attention and affection more strongly towards the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat.[/quote]

I concede that the current Mazda 6 is too big and bloated - much like the Mondeo and Passat - but I cannot comprehend why anybody would choose a Mondeo or Passat, both of which employ inferior engineering, in preference. I can understand why someone might prefer a pre-facelift Passat CC....

14 December 2011

always liked this car and this is a worthy addition to its range.I would have one over a Passat or Mondeo any day!!

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