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 — Wow! that's the only thing that can be said. mazda really turned over a new leaf when they unvailed this car and everything in the generation following. it's got it all for under 30 grand. it lead its... Read More
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 — I really love driving this car. It is well built in my opinion. Mazda has always done right by me, from my first 626 to my current 6...they have all been tough cars. This particular car's only downfal... Read More
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 — fantastic car, never had any trouble for the past 5 years, just had to rebuild bumpers for fun, that's called TUNING ;-) 136 hp on common rail diesel, fast one for its category, leather seats CD playe... Read More

2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Overview

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6

Rather than introduce another typical sedan to replace the 626 and Millenia mid-size sedans in 2003, Mazda decided to go sporty. The result was the Mazda 6, a sport sedan that was not only more powerful than the cars it replaced, but also sleeker in design and more nimble over the roads.

The four-door Mazda 6 was available in two configurations for 2003. Under the hood of the base 6i sedan was a 160-horsepower, 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine (offering 35 more horsepower than the four-cylinder engine in the previous year's 626 sedan). Stepping the power level up a notch was the Mazda 6s sedan, which was equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 that pumped out 220 horsepower (up 55 horsepower from the V6 in the previous year's 626).

A five-speed manual transmission was standard on both sedans, while a four-speed automatic was optional on the 6i and a five-speed manual was an option on the 6s. Both automatic transmissions had a special gate feature that enabled drivers to shift manually, similar to Porsche's Tiptronic transmissions.

Standard equipment on both 6 sedans included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, dual airbags, and a tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel. The upscale 6s added a power-adjustable driver's seat, anti-lock brakes, and traction control. A sunroof and leather seats were among the options.

Generally, drivers liked the Mazda 6's handling, acceleration, sporty suspension, and styling. A few drivers reported having problems with the cars, but those drivers seemed to be the exception rather then the rule, with most reporting little or no problems with the car.

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Our 2003 Mazda 6 Idles Horrible At Start Up.

RPMs surge up and down but after about 1-2 minutes it runs perfect. We have replaced the fuel censor and throttle body and tried to replace the PCV but couldn't get it off. Someone here mentioned ha...

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Engine Surge & Not Returning To Idle When Slowing Down

I have a 2003 Mazda 6 4-cylinder automatic. A few days ago it started doing a couple of odd things. First, when slowing down (as to a stop light) the engine rpm SOMETIMES doesn't drop to idle as I a...

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2003 Mazda6 Loss Of Power When Accelerating

I have a 2003 Mazda6i that is very well-maintained and has about 130000 miles on it. Recently, I have been experiencing a loss of power when accelerating on the freeway. It seems like that it is tak...

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How Can I Boost Hp On My Mazda 6 V6 For Little Money

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SlowpokeRodrigues
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Why Does My Car Slow To Less Than 20 Mph?

My abs light has been on for like ever. Now ,at times,my AT light is popping on, my car clowns to less than 20 miles an hour, and won't go any faster. I have a 6 cylinder Mazda 6. What might my prob...

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