2003 Mazda MAZDA6 User Reviews

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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    A Work Of 4-door Art! — This is a stunning car. We went out on a limb and bought one of the first Mazda6's available and have had little problems since. It's definitely better looking that many other cars in its class (Camry, Accord) and had some of the best handling in car this size. While the gas mileage is so-so (V-6), the engine note is spectacular. If you get an automatic, have the tranny fluid changed regularly or its quick to start slipping and missing gear changes. Other than that, its a joy to have!

    Pros: Design, Sound System, Driving Dynamics, Fit and Finish

    Cons: Gas Mileage(V-6), Wide Gearing, A Little Smaller That Most Competitors

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    My Zoom Zoom — I absolutely love this car!!! The most fun ever to drive! Gas isn't so great, but that's because i like to go fast. :) It is an amazingly smooth ride... oh, love!

    Pros: EVERYTHING!!!!

    Cons: no so good MPG!  

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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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)

    Pros: Handled great, great acceleration, looks GREAT. 20 city/26 highway

    Cons: an overall lemon. dont buy this piece of junk.

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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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.

    Pros: Good gas mileage. Stylish, not too expensive

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

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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    '03 Mazda 6s — 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 class with a 220 horse direct injected V6 with a close ratio 5 speed transmition (6.5 sec 0-60, 14.8 sec quarter mile, could reach at least 140mph but is governed at 120) and stock handeling it amazing compared to anything like it. and i would recomend the racingbeat suspension package, AEM cld air induction and racingbeat exhaust to make it unbeatable (engine mods on the whole are limited). all of the interior features are cool. it has a 6cd changer, front bucket seats that will hug you in a curve, even the shifter is just right (easy to reach, fairly short shift compared to others in its class, but better than a beamer)my only problem is that it needs another gear for highway driving that would improve highway mileage (rated at 20 city, 27 hwy). it runs at abt 32-34 hundred rpm at 80 mph. so it isn't bad, but it could be better. another thing is that its feather-light clutch requires a sweet spot of engine revs at many a stoplight--too much and you'll smoke it, and it'll bog if you use too few. so it's not the easiest manual to drive (let alone learn on). Overall, this ride is destined to live on as one of, if not the best sport sedans of this century pioneering for a new age.

    Pros: appearance, stance, speed, acceleration, handeling, affordability, 6 cd changer, fun factor.

    Cons: should've been a 6 speed as opposed to a 5, difficult clutch, limited engine mod options.

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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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.

    Pros: Smooth ride, awesome sound system (Bose).

    Cons: 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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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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    A Sporty 4 Door — Was unlike all the other competition at the time. Sexy looks, nice power, nice financing,and came with a manual.

    Pros: Great interior, nice exterior, great options

    Cons: Has needed some work, thats about it

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan Review
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    Looks Nice, Sporty Car On A Budget — it's a peppy little car. it does what you expect it to. it handles great at high speed, but at low speeds it's a boat.

    Pros: good high-speed handling

    Cons: very poor turning radius.

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Sedan Review
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    At The Time, This Was The Best Car In Its Class. — For the price this car was amazing.

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

    Cons: Not very technologically advanced, Front Wheel Drive

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    2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Review
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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

    Pros: economy, price, cruise control, climate control

    Cons: 4cyl

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    2015 Mazda 6 I Grand Touring By pvanzee

    It's a stylish, fuel efficient car that looks great on the outside as well as the inside. Sounds great and the handling is superb. Knobs for audio system are cheap but the leather interior is great! ... Read More

    This Car Is Awesome! By NPMazda

    I have driven a lot of vehicles and the Mazda6 has great style and comfort while still being sporty and fun to drive. This is hands down a great example of a car company setting out to make a change ... Read More

    2014 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Great Family Sedan By Ken

    I like the car but left my G37x lease and am wanting for more power...however, this car saves me more than 100 per month in gas and payment so tradeoffs keep me looking for other cars (G37/Q50, A4, GT... Read More

    Good Family Car, Better Alternative To The Beige Camry And Accord By Gabriel

    This is my current car. I don't dislike it but I don't love it. But I'm a sports car guy and I have a family car. But other than that, it's great. I wish I wanted a family car now but I think I mad... Read More

    2012 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Amazing Powerful Ride By mazda6i

    Very comfortable and convenient driving experience. Mileage has to be compromised for power. Bluetooth phone and on steering controls are very handy. 6 CD changer with FM/AM and excellent sound system... Read More

    Nice And Classy Car By Kelly

    Power 2.5 liter a little gas saver, but sporty still Build Quality - i dont know Appearance - both interior and exterior styling great, buetooth 6 indash cd changer,aux jack, cruise control, power... Read More

    2011 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Great Car, Reliable, Dependable And Roomy; Yet Still Fun To Drive! By nathanologist

    We got this car for it's great reliability, fun driving experience and roomy interior and cargo space. we've had absolutely no problems and its been a pleasant ownership experience so far. We do howev... Read More

    Nice Car By jstokesb

    Good car for the money. Excellent family car. Technology package is very convenient and provides nice options. Car is very comfortable and quiet. The car has plenty of space. Our family of four h... Read More

    2010 Mazda MAZDA6 Reviews

    Epic Car By Erika

    I would highly recommend this car to everybody. It handles wonderfully, it runs very smoothly, I have no problems whatsoever. Cost I paid for mine was about in the middle range. I love driving my ca... Read More

    Best Manual Sedan For The Price By Andrew

    Performance: Quick, good handling, smooth shifter, easy clutch Build Quality: Had it for just under 6 months and no problems yet Appearance: Smooth, yet aggressive exterior, clean, focused interior ... Read More

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