Hello and welcome.
A very cost effective replacement for the v6 is found in the early Ford Fusion.
There is a wonderful resource for individuals wanting to make the replacement. link
Source locally if you can.
Good luck and tell us how it turns out.
Check local junkyards for engines too. The Mazda 6 engine is harder to find and more expensive. The Ford Fusion motors are cheaper and more common but require using some other components from the fusion. A quick google search on the swap should get you started.
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