I can get into car auctions for the dealers and can get a really good deal
on the cars especially with the gavel guy dropping it early for me.:thumbs:
I've narrowed my decision down to three types of cars: Mazda 6 (MX 6),
Toyota Camry, or a Honda Accord. The car design I love the most is the
Mazda 6. I can afford an '03 and probably nothing newer. I know Toyota is
reliable and can drive for hundreds of thousands of miles if taken care of,
and the same with Honda, but the Accords on top of the list of stolen
So my question is "Is the 2003 Mazda 6 a reliable car?" I'll be driving back and forth from college and home over the breaks and have no desire to get stuck on the turnpike (especially since I have no knowledge of cars).:ohcrap: How many miles do you think the Mazda 6 will give me because five years down the road I don't want to dump money in to it. I know with a Toyota I wouldn't need to do that.
Thanks in advance!!
Mazdas are of the most reliable cars, just like honda and toyota.
And also you can't beat the drive of the mazda6 compared to a honda accord and toyota camry. My sister used to have a camry and my dad used to have an accord and they're not exactly fun-driving cars.
So the V6 Accords with like 240hp and the new Camry with 268hp won't be fun to drive? You're comparing old cars with new cars.
The Mazda 6 and Mx6 are two very different cars.
ok first mazdas arent known for being "reliable" they are known for being economical .. good on gas .. cheap .. and 2nd i would have to disagree about your view on the ride of the accord and camry .. camry have great ride ... they may not be the most powerful .. but nor is the mazda 6
Well, I work at mazda in orlando, and totell the truth mazda 6's are fairly reliable cars. If you get one, make sure you get the v6 version. The one with the 2.3L is kinda sluggish. We don't have the 6's coming in with very many problems. But, the 3's are probably mazda's most reliable car.
You have to ask yourself though, just how quick would one want his family
saloon to be? 2.3-litres is gonna be nippy enough, I gues if you're used to
V8's etc it's another matter....
Beat me to it, I'm suprised it wasn't caught sooner, lol :ohcrap:
My girlfriend's 92 Mazda Protege has been very reliable so far...she's had it for about a year and a half. Its also a very comfortable car. But then again its got very low mileage still, so who knows.
Yes. I was looking at an 02 protege. They are assembled in Japan, and I
havent heard anything bad about them. Consumer report is sitting right in
front of me, and gave it great marks. Plus they are pretty cheap. This car
was a 02 protege LX 5-speed 62k miles GREAT condition sold for 7000...not
bad for a 4 year old car with good milage.:2cents:
Best luck in your search
My friends father bought a Mazda 6 for use in commuting into New York on a
daily basis. Says he loves the car and it is still running strong past 35K
with no issues. Can't say for sure how the 6 holds up long term, but I have
only heard good things.
Here is some engine/vehicle specs I hope you will find useful.
Mazda 6 :
engine 2.3L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
3.0L DOHC 24-valve 6-cylinder
A/T-4-speed EC dual-mode AT w/overdrive
A/T-5-speed EC dual-mode AT w/overdrive
independent, high-mount double wishbone,coil springs and stabilizer bar
independant, E-type multi-link, coil springs and stabilizer bar
turning circle, curb-to-curb (feet)-38.7
front brakes-ventilated discs(11.1x1.0 inches)
rear brakes-solid discs(11.0x0.4 inches)
wheels 5.0JJ x 16(steel)
7.0JJ x 16(alloy)
7.0JJ x 17(alloy)
tires P205/60R16 91 H-rated all-season steel-belted radials
optional P215/50R17 93 V-rated all season
M/T 4-cylinder 6-cylinder
A/T 3091lbs 3311lbs
Hope this helped:mrgreen: