by bigmama4 on Oct 26, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
When I first bought my brand new Mazda 6 in 2003 I kept getting a burning smell in the car. The Mazda mechanic told me the smell would go away after 3 -5 thousand miles. He said it was something to do with the exhaust pipes.
I can not remember how many times my brakes had to be changed and also just a month before my warranty expired I had to get rust fixed around my back wheel well. Of course they gave me a hard time but they fixed it twice because the first time looked terrible , I could have done better. Needless to say the rust came back with a fury it looks terrible,at least it is only in that one spot (strangely). Also the light cover on my front passenger door never stays on .
by la_fiera2000 on Apr 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this car new in 2003 with a 50k warranty.
I complained several times about misfiring after 1 month and dealer never found the trouble.
At 55k miles the trouble was found to be the Throttle Body.
I wrote to Mazda and they said "Sorry, but we can't guarantee how long parts will last after warranty."
After that the right control arm broke twice(most of my driving is on the highway).
Now, after 8 yrs of meticulous maintenance the compression valves gave out and will cost more to repair than the car is worth.
I wrote to Mazda, and again their response was, "Sorry, but we can not guarantee how long our cars will last."
by mazda6sowner on Oct 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
got my 03 with only 19k miles on it, put a couple more thousand on it and the transmission went out. I went to 4 shops trying to find out why it slams into gear and they all say it's in perfect condition. the car has amazing looks and driving like a dream (when the transmission wants to work with you), but unless they fix the trannys i would not recommend. and my SUV gets better gas mileage in town
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