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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 to make a splash in the congested family sedan marketplace.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car i have ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Mazda6 s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

My V6 manual has been the best car I have ever owned. I purchased my 2003 Mazda 6 new in April 2004 and still drive it today (8/14/2014). The only thing that has gone wrong with this car in over 10 years is the water pump once went out and I had to replace a sagging headliner. I have over 150,000 miles on it and it drives as well today as the day I bought it. The paint, interior, and mechanical components have held up well. I read many of the reviews prior to writing this one which stated problems starting around the 50,000 mile mark. I am sure glad that has not been my experience. The car has been a pleasure to drive and almost like part of the family after so many years.



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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



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Mostly i'm lovin my car

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Mazda6 i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I actually traded in my 2002 protege because I fell in love with this car before I even bought it. I love how it has a soft growl when I start the car sounding powerful. The seats are comfortable for long drives which I have done. The trunk is huge and helped when I moved. I am currently at 81,000 and just recently changed the brake pads for the first time. I am just now having a few problems but that's given with the mileage. The only other complaint that I did have was the stems on the wheels seem to snap off when you tighten your lug nuts and I've lost about 5 of them. But either then that this car has been very reliable for me these past 7 yrs.



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Poor reliability and durability

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Mazda6 i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I had Mazda 6 and it was doing well till it hit the 50 k mark and then it became a problem. Once it had 65K and it became beyond repair. If you are looking for a durable car for sure this is not for you.



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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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Talk About The 2003 Mazda6

2003 Mazda Mazda6 Discussions See all Started By

marxr87
marxr87
06-10-2014
Hi all! I am trying to purchase a 2003 mazada 6 v6 with 158k miles from my friend and wanted to make sure it was in working order....


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?...



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