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2003 Mazda Mazda6 Ratings

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Mazda Mazda6 2003
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    5/22/2003 7:09:21 AM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - i (M5)

    Pros: Performanece Zoom.Zoom.... and the price

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: Test Drive them both

    Mazda6i & Mazda6s Thay are a grate cars to drive,FUn,FUn ZOOM.ZOOM.........!!!If you can take the time and drive them both. With the sport package on the 4 banger Mazda6i and Mazda6s standerd package. I think the performance is the same. I LIKE........ JW

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    2/17/2003 5:22:59 PM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - s (M5)

    Pros: Styling, interior design, available manual transmission with the v-6, and the knowledge that not many other people will have it also

    Cons: Mazda isn't known as the greatest nameplate, Accord and Altima have more power

    Advice: If you're in the market for either a 4 door, or something sporty, this is the best of both worlds

    Luckily, this was the last car that I test drove before finally purchasing it, because i drove nearly everything. Including: The Acura RSX (base, automatic and type-s), the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8t, the Nissan Altima 2.5S and the Sentra SE-R Spec-V, the Ford Focus SVT, The Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, The Hyundai Tiburon GT, The Subaru WRX, and the Honda Civic Si. At first I believed that I couldn't afford the 6 because it was a new model and there wouldn't be much of a discount, but my girlfriend convinced me to try it anyway. Thankfully, I did. I was this close to getting the RSX because of the performance of the 6 speed shifter and the quality of the interior, and because it is an Acura, but the lack of heated seats, foglights, a spoiler and most of all, no armrest. I fully expect an armrest on a car that costs nearly 24k. My second choice was the Sentra SE-R Spec V, but finding one loaded with all the features along with the color I wanted was nearly impossible. It was also pretty crude when it came to ride quality and loudness when cruising. Also, it's just a Sentra. The Jetta was nice, but has been around for a while and was more than i was willing to pay. The WRX was extremely fun and fast, but I didn't like the styling or the interior. The rest were merely average. The 6 is a great looking car in and out and full of features. I got the v-6 Mazda 6s, 5 speed manual with leather, sunroof, bose stereo with the 6 disc changer, heated seats, side and curtain airbags, and lastly the sport package, which is a steal at $860. It only cost me $30 more per month to get the v-6, and that only gets you the v-6 engine and automatic climate control. But once you feel the extra 60 horsepower and use the automatic climate control, its a very small price to pay. Bottom line, the styling, performance, interior room and price are superior to any other car I have ever driven.

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    2/15/2003 8:34:04 PM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - i (M5)

    Pros: Handling and braking

    Cons: Tacky tail fin!

    Advice: If you're an enthusiast, go with the manual V6.

    Test drove a Mazda 6i with a manual transmission, the sport group, leather and a sunroof. Interior has good fit and finish and nice materials, great place to get about the business of driving. Drives smoothly around town and crisply when pushed hard. Flawless handling, excellent balance, great brakes, adequate power... but needs about 30 more horsepower to really impress as a 'sports' sedan. The aero kit does nothing for the car's appearance, but if that's what's required to get the bigger 215/50VR70 rubber I can live with it, with one exeption: the 'Fast and the Furious' tailfin HAS to go. It screams 'DRAG RACER' when the rest of the 6i's personality says 'balance, balance, balance.' Get the 6i if you're moving up from another 4 cylinder car, otherwise go with the 6s; if you like a bit of zoom, zoom in your day, get the 6s with a manual transmission and the sport package.

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    2/14/2003 7:32:30 PM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - s (M5)

    Pros: Loaded with options, good power, quality product

    Cons: Doesn't come in a coupe.

    Advice: If you want a family sedan, this is a great buy

    I was looking for a sports coupe, but I thought I'd try this car. Was I surprised. This car is a great value for the money. It came with every feature I could want, looked good, and came with a V6 and 5-speed. Hard to find all that in a sedan at this price. The ride is BMW-quality at half the price. Unfortunately I wasn't ready to give up my sports coupe for a family sedan, but this would be my first choice if I was.

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    2/5/2003 9:27:04 AM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - s (M5)

    Pros: The entire inside of the car

    Cons: The way the back lights sticks out:(

    Advice: BUY IT

    I loved the way the car drove. I drove it on the highway and I pushed it all the way to 140:)

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    1/13/2003 10:00:31 PM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - s (M5)

    Pros: Desing

    Cons: Front wheel drive

    Advice: Get the V6

    I own a Mazda6s (with all packages) for about a month now, and I can tell you: This is a very good car for your money. Zoom-zoom...

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    1/9/2003 4:12:10 PM

    2003 Mazda Mazda6 - s (M5)

    Pros: The standard steering wheel mounted audio controls

    Cons: The cheap looking hubcaps on th 4 cylinder

    Advice: If you want a well equiped sport sedan to drive for less than 23k give the Mazda6 a good look.

    Very athletic looking exterior.Car handles really well, has a real sporty feel, pretty good acceleration, and good brakes. Not quite as nice as a BMW, but not priced like a BMW either. Auto stick is a nice feature as is the stereo mounted controls on that leather wrapped steering wheel.