Mazda Cronos Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1993 Mazda Cronos 2.0 V6

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired215000 kilometres
Most recent distance219000 kilometres

Summary:

A little thirsty if you drive it hard, but overall comfortable, reliable and simple

Faults:

The automatic transmission died on me - couldn't move at all, it was stuck in my driveway. Ignored it in the driveway as I borrowed a car. Came back to it a few weeks later and it drove under its own power, but it was very limited. Drove straight to the workshop, they topped the transmission off with oil, and I was driving around problem free in 10 minutes!

General Comments:

Very nice car to drive, but a little sketchy in the wet, because it is a big car and also light.

I was 18-19 when I had it, and I had a lead foot, so it was a little thirsty. I was able to use 30L of gas in 150km when I was thrashing it. When I wasn't, that would get me 370km or so.

The speed was great, it was responsive and cruised well. The steering was light and responsive, and I very much enjoyed just cruising in it.

Also the front seat folds down well, and the back seats are comfortable to lay on, even with two people, if you know what I mean.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2012

1992 Mazda Cronos 2.0i V6

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0i V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

An average car - 4/10 in my opinion

Faults:

Rear brakes overhauled.

Radiator.

Cam belt and water pump.

Alternator.

Cam and crank seals.

Driver's seat wear.

Suspension knock.

All within 6 months of owning the vehicle.

General Comments:

I'm impressed with the power and handling of the car, since I put an exhaust and a pod filter on, and lowered the car and put 17" wheels on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st December, 2005

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews