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
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.