2003 Mazda MAZDA6 User Reviews

2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"exterior" 6 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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Roland writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Review
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4

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Good performance, interior, smart looking and comfortable

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Poor Bodywork quality = rust.  Quite a bit of road noise

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Mazda 6 Diesel 136 Sport 2002 — The performance from the 136bhp 2.0 diesel is very good, with plenty of midrange power, the economy is also good but not as good as some of it's rivals. I get about 620 miles on a full tank. The ride is very comfortable and compliant, and the handling is very good, although for me the steering could do with a touch more weight and feel, but much better than most. Luckily for me when I bought the car 2nd hand, it had a Mazda extended warranty which I've made full use of, but the biggest problem has been rust. It seems all Mazdas destined for Europe but built in Japan suffer from surface rust, and the 6 is one of the worst hit. The rear arches were starting to rust just after 2 years old, and it's been in about 6 times now for that problem alone, I've just had the door sills treated and repainted too along with some of the edges of the doors. The positives are good though, the interior is well finished and you get lots of kit including on mine a Bose Stereo and DVD Sat Nav (optional), it's a comfortable place to be too, if a bit noisy compared to some.

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Brian writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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appearance, handling, roomy trunk, comfortable seats-front and back, feels solid

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Oil changes are difficult if you do it yourself because of the paper oil filter that is used.

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Nice Looking Car — The Mazda 6 is a good car. Nice handling. Pretty good acceleration with the 5 speed. I've only had one major problem. That was the 2 front brakes kept locking up at various times. I have 78,000 miles on it now. So it is pretty reliable. The seats are extremely comfortable. The best seats I've sat in for the price range. Trunk is very roomy. I have gotten comments from various people about how nice my car looks. Usually after it has been washed. It is not a huge chick magnet thought. So far every time I have come out to my car. There are no chicks around it. Some time, I am hoping to find atleast one lying on top of it waiting for me.

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Chance writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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4

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Handling, Braking. Quick reaction steering

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power, transmission.

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Mazda 6i — Not gonna lie. Fwd gets annoying. Sure, the car is a good daily driver and all around vehicle! But don't expect too much power form it! Its a 2.3l inline 4 rated at 160hp. Given that the car weighs 3166lbs and only has a 4 speed auto, its not quick at all. The handling is great for its class. Skidpad is 84-86g I believe. It also has some great brakes. Plenty of brake power. Interior is roomy, and after 72,000 miles the only thing remotely rough is the transmission. I avg. 24.3 mpg over the ownership of the car and it was purchased brand new. Bottom line.. It has handling and braking characteristics of a sporty/sports car, but lack of power. If you want real power, get a rwd v8 powered machine. Torque is everything. That or a lightweight car. lol.

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Sean writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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Handled great, great acceleration, looks GREAT. 20 city/26 highway

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an overall lemon. dont buy this piece of junk.

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Terrible Service, Terrible Quality — DO NOT buy this car with the 5 speed manual transmission. There was a service bulletin out on the clutch for the 2003 model. My Mazda dealership would not honour it (at 13000 miles) and billed me 2500 for the clutch (please keep in mind that I have two other cars with clutches... one is the original clutch at 25 years old) the second has over 80000 miles on it (daily driver). Clutch blew a second time 11000 miles later. Had to argue for 6 months with Mazda corporate before they would honour their own service bulletin. Get to the dealership, they would then not honour it. Fought with Mazda corporate again, another month, and finally they fixed it. Between that and safety recalls - fuel tank issues, door issues , non-releasing clutch pedal, radio problems, and I cannot remmeber the other ones, this car was an all in all lemon. Dealer kept balming my driving on the problems... I countered with my other two vehicles both having clutches... his answer - well it is a different clutch (yeah a cheap crap one)

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Braden writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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4

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Good gas mileage. Stylish, not too expensive

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Check engine light keeps coming on but the rock chuck might have somthing to do with that.

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My Car Is My Baby — I wasn't sure about my car at first but it has really grown on me. Next time i would definitely get the v6 for the power.

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Rosaleigh writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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5

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Smooth ride, awesome sound system (Bose).

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Black leather get WAY too hot, even in winter; 17" rims and speed rated tires make tire-shopping a pain and SUPER expensive.

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Mazda6. . . — Outstanding ride and acceleration. Powerful V6 engine just awesome to drive. Handling is VERy sensitive. Sleek look inside and out.

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David writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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5

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Well Priced, Good MPGs, Good looking, Reasonable power and
acceleration, Plenty of room

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Not very technologically advanced, Front Wheel Drive

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At The Time, This Was The Best Car In Its Class. — For the price this car was amazing.

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whitsey writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Review
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4

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economy, price, cruise control, climate control

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4cyl

whitsey
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Economical, Stylish And Feature Rich — The new Mazda6 shape was a winner from the start. Very stylish ans sleak, it aimed to please. With standard features such as climate control, cruise control, 6 stack CD player and active matic transmission just to name a few, the Mazda was a winner inside and out. The 4cyl, 2.3l engine meant getting 600km out of a single tank was not an issue. Averaging around 9.5-9.8l per 100km in built up areas made it very easy to manage financially as well. Great car, packed with features

Owner for 5 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:20

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Joy1217 writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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5

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Great ride, reliable, the look, style, cargo capacity, back seats, low maintenance.  Very comfortable to ride in on long trips.  Fun to drive. Safe and Classy

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No Cons

Joy1217
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Awesome Car! — I like everything about this car. Really great mileage. 19 city 27 highway. Front and back seats very comfortable for long trips. 0-60+ mph in no time. No problem climbing mountains, on curvey roads. Handles like a dream. Great first car for anyone. V6 engine smooth....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthonyweister6811 writes:
2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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4

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fun and sporty

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not quite big enough for our growing family

Anthonyweister6811
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Sad To See It Go :-( — doesn't seat 5 when 2 of us are in car seats. other than that is is a fun sporty car that handles well on many surfaces including ice and snow with the assistance of the traction control. all in all i will be sad to see it go.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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