The 2003 Mazda Mazda-6 – Is it a Mazda6 or a Mazda 6?

Precut Carbon Fiber Dash Kit for the Mazda 6 2003
Precut Carbon Fiber Dash Kit for the Mazda 6 2003

I’ve never been quite sure what the convention is for writing about the Mazda Mazda Six…Is it acceptable to simply say 6 in mixed company (that is when not surrounded by Mazdaphiles) or does one always have to specify that the vehicle in question is the Mazda 6? I think Mazda is trying to capture the BMW mystique by using a single number to name their models but, whereas almost anyone in the aftermarket auto world would know immediately which car was being referred  to with a reference to the 3-Series I can’t imagine someone walking up to you and telling you about their 6. But, I digress.

The Mazda6 or Mazda 6 (the Japanese have it easier since it’s named the Atenza there) is Mazda’s replacement for the venrable 626 line and has since sold over 1 million units worldwide. The Mazda 6 is a prime example of the company’s new Stylish, Insightful, and Spirited design philosophy followed by the Mazda2 in December 2002, the RX-8 in August 2003, the Mazda3 in January 2004, the Mazda5 in the summer of 2005, the MX-5in October 2005, and the Mazda CX-7 in November 2006.

Whatever you call it the Mazda-6 is a sporty, high-performing car and hard to beat for the money. Motor Trend nicely summarized the 6 with the following blurb:

The Mazda6 is a pleasant, sportier alternative to a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. The Sport package-equipped, 2.3-liter I-4 five-speed car also is a nice surprise and an even better value. While we’re not sure how many German engineers lost sleep over the 6’s arrival in the marketplace, it at least made the competition take a second look. So should you.

So, why not follow the reviewer’s advice and take at least a second or third look at our latest customer installation photos of pre-cut dash trim kits in the Mazda Mazda6. Enjoy!

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