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If you want to have some fun while driving and whispering “zoom zoom” to yourself, look no further than the Mazda 6.

This fun and versatile Mazda offering is a zippy, easy-to-drive offering that features decent gas mileage, a roomy interior and an updated and sporty look.

But let’s consider first things first – How does it look? While most of us consider the business end of things like gas mileage, safety and reliability, all of us first consider how a car looks. If it’s ugly to our tastes, we pass it by.

Fortunately, the Mazda 6 is a cute and sporty offering. If you want to really add a sporty look, opt for the spoiler, which gives the impression that the car goes fast. If you’re a bit more sedate, nix the spoiler in favor of a look that’s a bit more business like and clean.

Either way, the look is good. Next, let’s consider safety. Fortunately for those speed-loving Mazda drivers, the 6 rates tops in safety areas, and grips the road well.

What else does the Mazda 6 offer? How about a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic? True speed demons will appreciate the 6-speed manual (which also provides better gas mileage), but the 5-speed automatic is also a breeze to drive.

The 2.3 litre, 4-cylinder engine is designed for solid handling and superior performance. Because Mazda is all about the “zoom zoom” and the drive, Mazda engineers provided this car with a double wishbone front suspension that provides solid handling.

But the inside is not forgotten. Here, you’ll find comfortable seating to go with the solid ride. Controls can be a bit hard to find and maneuver while driving, but most drivers find they can ignore that in favor of the fun drive the Mazda 6 provides. This car is often ranked just below the Honda Accord in most surveys, but Mazda 6 drivers say they’d rank it just at the same level, and with a slightly lower price tag.