February 2016: Four months and 4,300 miles after I bought my 6, I discovered the driver’s seat upholstery was peeling and flaking.

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Last night, I discovered this:

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The seat bottom has been reupholstered through warranty once already and here it is doing the same thing again. Annoying.

My preferred dealer is 40 miles away, so for time and convenience sake, I’ll probably go to the local (arguably inept) dealer. The bumper-to-bumper warranty will be up this October (for time, not mileage).

Needless to say, I’m pretty disappointed. I think it’s safe to say the “leatherette” (vinyl) seats in the Mazda6 don’t hold up that well, at least not in my case.