What's Wrong With This Picture: Mazda6 Wagon The Dog Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture mazda6 wagon the dog edition

The Mazda6 Wagon, long the only “real” station wagon in an American market that’s crossing over from SUVs to CUVs, has been updated… but not for the US.

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  • Johnny ro Johnny ro on Jan 26, 2010

    New 2006 Mazda 6 wagon looked good on paper but dash was kind of glitzy cheap plastic, and it hummed and thrummed a low frequency boom on the road, body resonating away. I could not listen to that and buy the car at about 16k with manual new. Sales guy said "There is no noise" "Wait yes there is, how did you know this car does that" -"I just found out"

  • Rusted Source Rusted Source on Jan 27, 2010

    Let's just wait until the term "crossover" starts stirring up negative connotations in the marketplace like "wagon" and "minivan" did before and then we'll be on to the next great product idea.

    • Accs Accs on Feb 19, 2010

      SUV already does.. CUV is getting there... its just the media doesn't make a delineation between the two... which makes me nuts.

  • Treedom Treedom on Feb 13, 2010

    BRING IT HERE NOW!!! I drove and enjoyed a new Mazda6 V6 the other day but just couldn't bring myself to give up my wagon's dog compartment. Don't steer me to their CUV's. Props to Mazda for the turbocharging and sophisticated suspension, but swapping a unibody for a ladder frame doesn't entirely change the fact that even the best SUV/CUV is too tall, too heavy, and too poorly space-packaged compared to the equivalent car. I guess we in the performance wagon market are supposed to be satisfied with the underpowered used BMW 525s, 90k mi used-up Mazda 6s, and absurd Dodge Magnums with hatch areas no taller than a trunk (not suitable for dogs). The E-class Mercedes wagon is a myth on the level of the chupacabra, good luck ever finding a used one. There are really only two other alternatives, a used Saab 9-5 or a Volvo V70 with the high-pressure turbo -- nice if dated cars, but good luck finding a high-pressure turbo version, and look forward to years of costly repairs. Sigh. I guess I'm going to have to bite the used Swedish bullet.

  • BklynPete BklynPete on Feb 15, 2010

    @treedom -- Um, haven't you heard of VW, Audi, and turbocharged Subarus? Or wait until Cadillac CTS wagons come off lease, or until someone else takes that depreciation hit.