Mazda has become a brand associated with reliability and performance, but it wasn’t always an easy road to success. The company began importing cars to the United States in the 70’s, and found that they had a long way to go to differentiate themselves from other Japanese auto makers. Their focus on styling and engine performance eventually set them apart. One of their biggest leaps forward was in the design of the Mazda 6, the sixth generation of this model but the first vehicle from Mazda made using its new principles of design, an aesthetic described as “stylish, spirited, and insightful.”
At this week’s Goodwill auto auction, you can own a piece of this historic Mazda revolution by bidding on our 2003 Mazda 6. When Edmonds.com reviewed this exceptional model, they had this to say: “Although…Japanese sedans are much more nimble and playful than their predecessors, the handling dynamics of the 6 are a step above. Steering performance from the power-assisted rack and pinion setup is exemplary, with drivers citing the likes of the BMW 3 Series as a comparison. Its turning circle of 38.7 feet is on the wider side for this class, but none of the others can match the 6 in terms of feedback from the road and linearity.
This vehicle is a true crowd pleaser from the inside out, with a spirited engine that can go 0 to 60 in about 8 seconds, and excellent styling. The gas mileage is also incredible for a car of its time, getting 25 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the freeway.
But if you want this exceptional vehicle for all your family’s needs, you’ll have to snap it up fast. Come to our Goodwill Auto Auction on Saturday, July 16th, and put in your bid. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. at 10600 Springfield Pike in Woodlawn, Ohio. Auction begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Zoom zoom!