In terms of stylish, mid priced saloons, Mazda’s face-lifted 6 is an attractive proposition worth serious consideration. Starting at around the mid £15,000 mark rising to just under £23,000 there’s an affordable model and spec for most, with the mid priced diesel especially representing good value for money in terms of performance, frugality, reliability, refinement and emissions.
The recession seems to have benefited Mazda, in more ways than one. Ford did the nice thing of updating their model range, and Mazda seem to be a bit more free and easy with their attitude and approach recently. Having not made much of a noise before their split with Ford, they now seem to be making a big noise, for a rather small car - the Mazda2.