Brilliant Silver Metallic paint isn’t so brilliant after all. Actually, it’s the only thing you can do to your Mazda 6 to make it seem familiar to Toyota Camry owners – other than jamming the 6‘s floormat underneath the accelerator. If your misguided goal is to turn your Good 12-winning Mazda 6 into a BMW 3-Series fighter, something it’ll never truly be, then you can add the $1,980 technology package, $2,000 worth of navigation, and other options valued at an extra $1,800. Since you chose the Mazda 6 s Grand Touring with its base price of $28,390, destination and options have taken your sticker northward in a harsh manner.
How far has the MSRP climbed? First, let’s point out that a loaded V6 Mazda 6 is a pretty nice car, indeed. The Good Car Guy’s honoured the 6 range the last two years because of its fun-to-drive nature, handsome sheetmetal, and the level of interest it creates in a class full of dullness. However, a fully-loaded Mazda 6 at $34,920 receives a penalty for encroachment. The Infiniti G37 is more than $1,000 cheaper. For $31,450, an Audi A4 is an awfully awesome car. Sure, those are base prices. But they’re also far more desirable cars.