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My 04 V6 has ~270,000KM (about 168,000 miles) and it still runs beautifully. I still get great gas mileage and plenty of power still on tap. You should easily see 250,000 miles if you do maintenance and you don't treat it like a rental car.
Don't forget that an automatic transmission IS a wear item and not designed to last the life of the car, just like a clutch. If you manage to keep your auto transmission alive for 250,000 miles or more then you are caring for it well, but they do by nature consume themselves at a slow rate so having to rebuild it once should be considered maintenance, in my opinion at least.
2004 Mazda 6s 3.0 5dr. never ending money vacuum project:
CP-E headers w/catted mid + Magnaflow carback/AEM CAI/3.7L TB/Speed6 springs/RX-8 wheels
AWR 70D Enginemount/CP-E Dogbone/Custom urethane stock trans mount
Ralco shortshifter/Bose w/Auxmod/sharkfin antenna/lots of little things...