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About to buy a used 2006 or 2007 Mazda.. Difference?

Hello everyone,

I am about to purchase a used 2006 / 2007 Mazda around 65000-70000KM (~43000 miles).
Is there a reason to choose the 2007 over the 2006? What do you guys recommend? The price difference is around $1.5k (Canadian).

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Re: About to buy a used 2006 or 2007 Mazda.. Difference?

The 07 has refreshed styling over the 06. It also has a few chassis reinforcements and standard features.

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Re: About to buy a used 2006 or 2007 Mazda.. Difference?

Thanks for your reply. Beside the side airbags, what other standard features were added? As well, do you think it is justified to pay extra for the 2007 model?

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I can't speak to all the features on a Canadian equipped models like I used to. I would go over each on thoroughly and then decide if the extra cost is justifiable.

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Re: About to buy a used 2006 or 2007 Mazda.. Difference?

I was in the same boat very recently. Just bought an 07 mz3s GT. I like the styling of the 07 more than the 06, and also read on these forums that the 06's may have a recall for motor mounts. So I say go with an 07 if you can. But just check for any recalls or known issues on 06's and 07's.
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Re: About to buy a used 2006 or 2007 Mazda.. Difference?

As to features (side airbags, etc.) in the US at least while some were made standard on one year model or another they were usually optional on earlier years. So in your case if both cars have SAB/SAC/ABS, etc. then does it really matter if it was made standard in '07?


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