Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
17249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2076

Trusted

  Reply # 1582266 28-Jun-2016 19:21
Send private message

blakamin:

 

jonathan18:

 

blakamin:

 

Never trust anyone that has only spent a maximum of a week in a car. Normally on nice roads.

 

 

I recall this same conversation happening many months back! If I recall correctly, that was the previous gen 6 you're trashing?! I've got one of the current range which is, I'll admit, not terribly quiet (the mid-version revamp is supposed to be quieter though), but I'm completely happy with its comfort levels.

 

 

 

 

It was, and the reason for never buying another mazda ever. Plenty of other cars for us to choose from.

 

 

 

I stick by "never trust anyone etc..." 

 

Unless they are out there putting 1000+ kms on that car in a week, they have no idea what the downsides of it are.

 

 

 

Fair enough if you're never going to do a road trip, but if you spend more than 2 hours (actually moving) in a car in a day, you want to know what it will be like like in a month.

 

 

Darn! That rules out every car review there is!

 

Luckily I buy based on power:weight ratio + torque curve + 4WD / price ....


2135 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted

  Reply # 1582284 28-Jun-2016 19:37
Send private message

I had the 2015 Mazda6 'Limited' Sedan for a month to review in December 2015 (where it was the holidays and lots of KMs get put on it during that month), and even drove it from Auckland to Wellington and back. Car was very spacious for four people, plus two day's worth of luggage in the boot. My passengers and I thought that the ride was smooth, and road noise was okay. It was diesel and the whole 8-900km trip costed about $50-60 on fuel!





 
 
 
 


Aussie
3859 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 996

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1582289 28-Jun-2016 19:43
Send private message

joker97:

 

 

 

Darn! That rules out every car review there is!

 

Luckily I buy based on power:weight ratio + torque curve + 4WD / price ....

 

 

HAHAHA... Word of mouth, car forums, with a few reviews thrown in for good luck (and to complete the WAF).

 

 

 

I just buy based on BMW tongue-out


Aussie
3859 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 996

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1582290 28-Jun-2016 19:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

sonyxperiageek:

 

I had the 2015 Mazda6 'Limited' Sedan for a month to review in December 2015 

 

 

Now that's how to review a car!




511 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 75


  Reply # 1582300 28-Jun-2016 19:56
Send private message

I love the Mazda 6, a friend has a wagon, I didn't notice it being particularly hard riding or loud either. I think the 6 and the Mondeo are possibly the best looking "rep" mobiles about. I do a lot of k's in rental cars, so have a fair idea what I like. A Toyota Highlander was tremendous fun to drive, but, oh man did it use some gas. It did refuse to slow down go up Arthur's Pass which may have had something to do with it...


17249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2076

Trusted

  Reply # 1582332 28-Jun-2016 20:24
Send private message

mudguard:

 

I love the Mazda 6, a friend has a wagon, I didn't notice it being particularly hard riding or loud either. I think the 6 and the Mondeo are possibly the best looking "rep" mobiles about. I do a lot of k's in rental cars, so have a fair idea what I like. A Toyota Highlander was tremendous fun to drive, but, oh man did it use some gas. It did refuse to slow down go up Arthur's Pass which may have had something to do with it...

 

 

I'm surprised your passengers didn't barf all over the hard seats ... that thing leans like wild grass every time you touch the steering wheel!


2135 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted

  Reply # 1582338 28-Jun-2016 20:33
Send private message

Are you talking about the Mazda, Mondeo or Highlander?







511 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 75


  Reply # 1582341 28-Jun-2016 20:37
Send private message

joker97:

 

I'm surprised your passengers didn't barf all over the hard seats ... that thing leans like wild grass every time you touch the steering wheel!

 

 

 

 

No passengers. Just me.


17249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2076

Trusted

  Reply # 1582345 28-Jun-2016 20:46
Send private message

sonyxperiageek:

 

Are you talking about the Mazda, Mondeo or Highlander?

 

 

Highlander. I rented one - very powerful. But don't try to turn it .... doesn't do roundabouts either.


2135 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted

  Reply # 1582352 28-Jun-2016 20:58
Send private message

Aren't the Toyota Highlanders the same as a Toyota Kluger in Australia? If so, I rented a Kluger when I was in the Gold Coast and yes it did use a bit of fuel (fuel wasn't expensive in Aus), but I found it quite nice and easy to drive, and even reversed park into a pretty tight undercover carpark with ease!







511 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 75


  Reply # 1600608 29-Jul-2016 10:32
2 people support this post
Send private message

Just to update this. As I returned the Camry I asked what it would cost to buy. After all I've effectively owned since new, serviced every 15,000km etc.
They said $17,000 so I've bought it. So it will be fit for purpose for two years.

Now, talk to me about fuel cards, obviously the cheaper the fuel, the more I save. I've looked at Z for airpoints, they do 6c per L off and 11c off at truck stops. Has anyone used truck stops, I assumed they would just be diesel?

Aussie
3859 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 996

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1600971 29-Jul-2016 18:28
Send private message

They should have a list of service stations that are counted as "truck stops".


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.