Quick car review finder - select below

Ask Us Anything

Please ask your question in the box below. We will answer it as soon as possible.

Please note that we may edit the text of your question and that, if you provide your name and town, these will appear with your question. No other personal or contact information will be displayed or made public.

Top Catgories

Should I buy a Mazda6 Diesel Estate?

Hi Paddy, I'm still on the look for a diesel family estate and have found a 2006 Mazda 6 TS 2.0d (121) 82k FSH. But after doing some googling there is a lot of negative threads about Mazda 6 diesels, DPF, Clutch failure, oil consumption etc. Would you have any inside Mazda info? My general impressions of Mazda were very good. Should this model dsl 6 be avoided or are they a good buy.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jim O'Sullivan (Co.Cork.) - Wed, 04 May 2011 13:49


Answer

Hi Jim,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but I was checking this out and there certainly seems to be something of a difficulty with the diesel particulate filter in the Mazda6 although in general Mazda cars are really very good. There is ancedotal evidence of problems with the DPF and we have had questions on the site from owners relating to this, who were seeking to remove it altogether. With any used car it is pretty impossible to predict if the issue will occur so perhaps it might be worth considering another model, which is a shame, because the Mazda6 is a really good car otherwise.

Here is some more info, from a Mazda6 forum.

Answered by: Complete Car Adviser

0 responses