What is Turn Two, you ask? A new feature here at The Garage, where another editor gives his take on a car previously reviewed here. It is our hope that you, the reader, enjoys and benefits from more than one point of view.
Our first look at the Mazda6 came last winter, when the car was completely redesigned for 2009. This new 6 was substantially larger that the car it replaced, as Mazda hoped parity in size with the class-leading Accord and Camry would translate into more sales. Long regarded as the “auto enthusiast’s” family sedan, fear ran rampant that a larger, heavier 6 meant no fun at the wheel. Thankfully, as we discovered, those fears were unfounded-Mazda’s “zoom-zoom” DNA is alive and well here.