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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Overview
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Based on 33 reviews
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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Mazda MAZDA6 Questions
Can I Use Ford Escape Engine Parts On My Mazda 6?
I need to replace the throttle position sensor on my v6, which I was told has the same engine as the Ford escape. So can I use one for a Ford escape?
My 2003 Mazda6 Is Shaking/jerking When Going Up Hills. It Still Accelerates...
Could this be a transmission issue or maybe the fuel pump?
2003 Mazda 6 2.3 Cranks But No Spark
Car had a rough idle when you would start it and then one day it just wouldn't start I changed the camshaft crankshaft sensors coil pack spark plug wires and spark plugs it is getting fuel and c...
Can I Replace Mazda 2.3l With 2.0l Engine Without Touching The Wire Harness...
I own a 2003 2.3L European JMZGG 166HP Hatchback Mazda 6. My engine's nikasil coating is damaged after putting chrome plated piston rings in 1000 miles. I'm willing to avoid this problematic engine wi...
How To Remove Oil Filler Cap
i have just bought a mazda 6 2003 and the oil filler cap is written click and when i turn it clockwise it says click and it wont even rotate anti clockwise to open. please help