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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 6 2.2D - 12th Report

Date: 03 February 2014   |   Author: Tristan Young

Mazda 6 and MX-5 on the Young household driveway
Mileage: 10,566
P11D price: £26,290
Our average consumption: 48.4mpg
Official combined consumption: 64.2mpg
Forecast CPM: 59.8p

These days if you're an MP or, for that matter, a journalist, you have to declare your interests. So in the interests of openness I have to admit the Mazda 6 isn't the only Mazda on my driveway.

I also own, not one, but two others.

The one I've had the longest is a 2011 MX-5. I bought it nearly-new as a midlife-crisis toy, but it actually gets used as my wife's commuter vehicle almost every day it's not raining. Roof down every time, too.

The more recent acquisition is a 2007 CX-7. This is used by the aforementioned wife when it's raining and she needs a roof, or to take the kids somewhere.

I have to add that I didn't really set out to buy only Mazdas; they just tick all the right boxes, such as reliability, good looks and fun.

Pretty much like the 6, although it has a big advantage: it's also efficient, achieving nearly 50mpg. The other two never get better than high 20s mpg figures.

But the story doesn't end there. BusinessCar's editor also owns two Mazdas: an older MX-5 for fun, but his family car is a 2010 Mazda 3.

So with this all in the open, I can continue to report on the 6's progress.


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