I love my 03' Mazda 6i
75k miles, rack and pinion wore out.
96k miles, variable valve timing actuator wore out.
103k miles, clutch is slipping in 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
I'm sorry for all your guy's bad luck with your 6's.
The issues I've had with mine are over being driven hard. Yes I admit, I've driven several sets of tires off this car. It is a pleasure to drive. and just loves to be pushed hard.
My rack and pinion wore out because it wasn't made to take the abuse of off road rally style drifting in the desert.
The VVT actuator went out cause I neglected to check my oil and it ran too low.
My clutch well... let's just say light to light the 2.3 is pretty surprising. I plan to replace the clutch with a stage2, possibly stage3 replacement, and swapping out for a lighter flywheel to drop some rotating weight.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th March, 2009