Cheap Horsepower: 2006 Mazdaspeed6

There was a time when Mazda was just another entry into the world of cheap Japanese economy cars.  Most Mazdas built in the ’80s & ’90s had all the reliability, charisma, and fun factor of a dollar store enema kit, but sometime in the early ’00s (that’s pronounced “oughts” like “I oughta smack you for buying an automatic transmission”) the product planners at Mazda decided that they needed to create fast cars that looked good…what a concept!! Today you can find used turbo Mazdas for REALLY cheap.  Find this 2006 Mazdaspeed6 offered for $5,600 in Gardena, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2006 Mazdaspeed6 

condition: good 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: 4wd 

fuel: gas 

paint color: grey 

title status: salvage 

transmission: manual 

type: sedan 

Im selling my 2006 Mazdaspeed6.

It has a 2.3 turbo engine, 6 speed manual transmission, and 4wd.

Its a salvage title with 163,xxx miles.

Just had the clutch replaced, new serpentine belt changed, new engine oil(rotella t6), bottom radiator hoses changed, new radiator fluid, and new transmission oil. Registration paid till next year. 

AC and heater works, 6 cd radio with a auxiliary cord. You can control the radio from the steering wheel. Bose speakers all around.


Bosh 3 map sensor 

4 NGK iridium IX spark plug 

3 inch Ultimate Racing downpipe

Cobb turbo inlet

Cobb air intake

Cobb Mazdaspeed 3 port boost control solenoid 

Cobb Accessport V3

Autotech high pressure fuel pump internals

CPE 3inch catback exhaust system 

Federal SS 595 tires

Cons- smoky exhaust sometimes, noise from front wheel

Im selling it for $5,600 or best offer

Cash only


See a better way to drive all-wheel-drive turbo?