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Mazda Mazda6 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Mazda Mazda6

  • Tired of the dull, sensible, vanilla-flavored family sedan? If you're willing to give up some passenger room, the Mazda 6 should add a dash of zing to your daily commute.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent handling and ride, automanual transmission, nicely appointed interior.

  • Cons

    Tight rear-seat accommodations, engine doesn't live up to the power of its competitors.

  • What's New for 2003

    Mazda introduces the successor to its 626 and Millenia midsize sedans, known as the 6. Touted for its sporty characteristics, the 6 hopes…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (504 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Disappointed in ohio

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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 .



1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Don't buy from company whose

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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."




Fun if your transmission works

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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



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2003 Mazda Mazda6 Review

What's New for 2003

Mazda introduces the successor to its 626 and Millenia midsize sedans, known as the 6. Touted for its sporty characteristics, the 6 hopes to make a splash in the congested family sedan marketplace.

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juliacav320
juliacav320
03-13-2014
I have about $1200 of work to be done on my 2003 Mazda6; front struts and new EVAP canister plus labor costs. I'm sitting at 141k miles now and the car is in fair/good condition. It's been in a few mi...


revka
revka
10-18-2001
According to articles I've read, Mazda's current plans include only the 2003 Mazda 6 sedan for North America. However, we could also see the wagon version over here if Mazda feels there's a market fo?...


kragilan
kragilan
01-08-2003
I am shopping for a 2003 Mazda 6, and I am living in San Francisco Bay Area. Could any one please give me your newly purchased specs, price, dealer's name and the sale person's name?...



 

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