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2003 Mazda 6 Sedan

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DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!!
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By LET DOWN
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2003 Mazda 6 Sedan s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've had the 6 for only 3 months and
already suffered a water pump failure,
rattles,and steering issues(grinding
sensation at hgwy speeds). Beware of
the alarm system,when it
malfunctions,it will no shut off(had to
drive home with it on!). Throttle
delay is unbearable. Very
cheap plastics
used for the glove box,arm rest and
door panels. Plastic used on driver
side door panel is hard and
uncomfortable when used to rest your
left elbow on long trips. Center arm
rest is too high(feels awkward shifting
manumatic with your arm on it). Don't
believe the hype or the car magazine
reviews! There's a reason why more
people buy Toyota,Honda,VW and Nissan!!!


Best Features

After the humiliating problems I've had nothing qualifies anymore as a favorite feature


Worst Features

Better QUALITY!,Better erogonmics (i.e.thicker steering wheel,thinner steering wheel spokes,etc..),better throttle response,torque,gas mileage,& plastics,no rattles, alarm system that doesn't malfuncition and humiliate you,rear seat headrests,standard side air bags and curtain


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my mazda 6
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By tk's car
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2003 Mazda 6 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

car handles great & when you are on the
highway you cannot tell you are moving
that fast & this is with a 4 cyl


Best Features

the red instrument panel at night & great sound system


Worst Features

antilock brakes & side airbags should be standard


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check engine light problems
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By Mr. Lemon Law
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2003 Mazda 6 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car came off the line in early
April. I've put 4500 miles on it but
it's now in the shop for the third time
for the same problem: Check Engine
Light. The first time, it was a leaky
fuel vapor pump soaking a charcoal
cannister. The second time, it was a
'phantom' fuel vacuum leak fault so they
downloaded an upgraded Control Program
from Mazda. The third time, it's the
'phantom' fuel vacuum leak and they
don't know what to do about it.
Meanwhile, I'm driving a crappy rental.
Several other new owners seem to be
having similar problems. I would be
happy with this car if it worked like
it's supposed to but right now I'm
contemplating invoking the Lemon Law.


Best Features

Nice torque above 3000 RPMs. Nice handling.


Worst Features

Fix the stupid check engine light problems!


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A few quirks...
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By emp812
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2003 Mazda 6 Sedan s 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Since I took the last one in my area
there were a few snags that I
discovered after I took it home.
First, the A/C blows air on the
windshield from the inside
defrost vent CONSTANTLY. That means if
you live in a humid climate, you will
have fog buildup. Mazda is playing dumb
and doesnÂ’t have a fix yet. It can get
to a point where this fog is blocking
the drivers view. Second, the passenger
seat squeaks when you press on the side
cushion. Last, the entire center consol
below the radio was scratched to hell.
They did replace it after a 2-week part
order and 3 trips to the dealer. So be
very careful when cleaning and inspect
closely when test-driving.


Best Features

Red LED displays, smooth power of the V6, sport grille, and handling.


Worst Features

Fixed A/C vents, separated fog light option, and no more 1-piece radio/center console cover (after market radio lovers beware!!). Read all the forums for info and problems (www.mazda6forum.com).


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Six Appeal
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By Fun2Run
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2003 Mazda 6 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We're on our 3rd Mazda. We don't mean
to buy them, we just do it for the
value. We own an '01 Tribute. Love
it. Owned a '95 Protege. It refused
to quit. I traded it on the 6. Test
drove it 3x. Twice with the the 6 cyl,
once with the 4. Bought the 4 . It's
adequate & mileage is great. Superb
handler. Best brakes ever. I also own
an '02 Altima 3.5 (which is like a
rocket ship). I love the Nissan on
take-off and re-entry, but on the road,
the Mazda 6 is more fun to drive.
While the 0% deal + rebates are on,
it's too cheap to pass up. Test drive
one on a winding road. You may never
take it back to the dealer. It's that
good.


Best Features

Effortless handling, braking, driving position (get the leather package), huge trunk, solid build, good curb appeal, the 4 speed AT transmission, and frigid A/C.


Worst Features

Standard sound system is just OK. Make the sport package dash standard. The "Check Engine" light comes on for several non-critical reasons. Why?


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