Mazda 6 MPS - Sleeper saloon

Mazda 6 MPS - Sleeper saloon

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tommy6mps

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11 posts

70 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Hi guys,

after looking at so many different cars i decided that i couldn't resist the Mazda 6 MPS. It comes with the 2.3 turbo engine used in the 3 MPS and CX-7 and produces around 260bhp, although some seem to be higher from the factory.

Having only owned the car a week, this may just be the perfect Q car. Its discreet that only people in the know give me a nod when they drive past. I've had alot of mates ask "what engine is it? is it a diesel?"

I found my example in Bristol and travelled there from Kent. It had the lowest miles and better service history than others i'd seen and had the mods that i wanted to do already done. Had an good drive back from Bristol and realised that the car really doesn't feel that fast, it's not until you look at the speedo and you're well into illegal speeds that you realise just how quick it is.

It's perfect for me, space for 5 with ease, massive boot, brilliant Bose sound system as standard.

Mine has the resonator removed in the exhaust, Corksport stage 2 Intake kit and turbo inlet pipe, Street unit TMIC and i've just fitted a forge bypass valve to replace the plastic one which is prone to leaking.

60k Miles from new, VVT actuator etc replaced and 4 new tyres as well.

So here she is.














Only things I noticed was that the clutch was quite "notchy" on pick up and pulling away. There is a guide to doing that on the mazda forums so will give that a crack.

Mpg on first tank around 25mpg, can do better as i've been enjoying the car and still learning how it drives etc.

Comments welcome!

rxe

5,839 posts

76 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Has to be said, if I saw that on the road, I would assume a brisk overtake was possible with some muttered commentary about pensioners and slippers. Presumably 260 is the starting point, if you let the tuning hooligans loose on it you end up with something comical?

The looks don't do a lot for me, but presumably that is part of the fun!

brman

1,125 posts

82 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Even the standard 6 is one of the better handling large family hatches out there (better than a mondeo imho).
Shame there is no hatch version of the MPS though.

If it is a keeper then it might be worth rust proofing inside the rear arches and sills. A 2006 model is just about when Mazda started doing something about rust but I would not trust they have sealed it properly. You might be lucky though.


tommy6mps

Original Poster:

11 posts

70 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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rxe said:
Has to be said, if I saw that on the road, I would assume a brisk overtake was possible with some muttered commentary about pensioners and slippers. Presumably 260 is the starting point, if you let the tuning hooligans loose on it you end up with something comical?

The looks don't do a lot for me, but presumably that is part of the fun!
I think the looks are part of the fun, most people especially 'the boy racers'. Yes there are a few in the states running silly power!

I have noticed a very small amount of rust creeping through the rear arches. So minimal at the moment but will no doubt become worse in years to come.

Harvey Mushman00

271 posts

106 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Good choice, as you say excellent Q car although it doesn't look like a particularly boring car to me.

TimmyWimmyWoo

4,157 posts

154 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Nice choice! I reckon if you tried you could trace the roots from that engine to the latest Mustang's Ecoboost…

maxdb

1,473 posts

130 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Excellent choice! Are there any plans on a remap to compliment those mods? A remap should see you up to 300bhp+

Nickbrapp

4,349 posts

103 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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The people around he corner from me had one of these in this colour, used to make a lovely rumble on start up and drive by till someone set fire to it in a insurance scam

problemchild1976

1,376 posts

122 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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brman said:
Even the standard 6 is one of the better handling large family hatches out there (better than a mondeo imho).
Shame there is no hatch version of the MPS though.
Like the 3MPS?? wink

Great car

JJ

pimpchez

897 posts

156 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Nice sleepers , pick your mods and tuner wisely though.There has been 4-5 go pop this year at various states of tune.

Here is my thread when i had my 3 .Its still running with the same tune aswel.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

DaveH23

2,975 posts

143 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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problemchild1976 said:
brman said:
Even the standard 6 is one of the better handling large family hatches out there (better than a mondeo imho).
Shame there is no hatch version of the MPS though.
Like the 3MPS?? wink

Great car

JJ
3 MPS is a fantastic little car.

Not a biased opinion at all driving

tommy6mps

Original Poster:

11 posts

70 months

Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Yes i have heard that tuning is tricky on these. To go much further than mine currently is would need uprated fuel pump internals at least. But im happy with how the car performs at the moment..nice amount of shove.

Still getting used to how it drives as ive driven diesels for the past 3 years.

Im sure its had the resonator removed as it does have a nice rumble at idle. May look into removing the 2nd cat but concerned it may make it a bit drony.


problemchild1976

1,376 posts

122 months

Wednesday 27th April 2016
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DaveH23 said:
3 MPS is a fantastic little car.

Not a biased opinion at all driving
if only there was a 4WD option

is it still the volvo modular engine?? (oh its 4cyl isn't it??)

JJ

DaveH23

2,975 posts

143 months

Wednesday 27th April 2016
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problemchild1976 said:
if only there was a 4WD option

is it still the volvo modular engine?? (oh its 4cyl isn't it??)

JJ
They were meant to be releasing a new 4 wheel drive version last year but they put it on the back burner to allow sales of some st SUV thing.