Excellent review that you did on an excellent car. I read your review today in the Country Journal and you are spot on. I bought a Mazda Sport six weeks ago and have put 2k miles on it; this is an amazing car for an amazing price (I paid 24.6k at Galpin and that inculdes tax, license, and everything). . From my experience the mpg DOES meet or exceed the 26-30-38 that is advertised. Me, I’m retired and have a fairly light foot and am good at anticipating things, so I know when to let up on the gas. I suspect that the people that get less than the advertised mpg are zoom-zoomers and boy for a family sedan my new Mazda can ZOOM. On each fill up I calculate the mpg and it has always been within a half mile of what the car’s computer says (I then reset the computer mpg for the next fill-up). I’ve been getting 32-33 mpg on short drives here in Acton and on a drive from Acton to Mojave and back the computer said I got 38.4 mpg (my calc was 38.2) with the cruise set at 70.
I enjoy your columns each week and even your commentary (many times I don’t agree with your politics, but sure respect you exercising your free speech). I would like to hear your views on the NSA leeks that have exposed that they are storing every piece of communication (including this email) that they can get their hands on. Hopefully you will include a paragraph on this subject in a future car review, you know like, this car is so sound deadening that even the NSA cannot snoop through its body… I suspect that you are also appalled by our governments spying. To me Ben Franklin said it best: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”. This fiscally conservative liberal agrees. The terrorist have won by enabling our governmentto blatantly spy on us all.
Anywho, I do very much appreciate your columns. Thanks
ps Mazda should make a coupe version of the new 6.