Mazda Eunos Cosmo Review from Australia and New Zealand

1995 Mazda Eunos Cosmo Type-SX 2.0 twin turbo rotary

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 twin turbo rotary Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance39500 kilometres
Previous carMazda RX-7


Japan's most technically advanced car for its day


Front disc brakes start to warp after prolonged hard use, this is due to the weight/brake size ratio being in favor of cost cutting.

Climate control module started behaving erratically.

General Comments:

The power-to-weight ratio on this car exceeds most Japanese sports cars.

With over 400nM of torque at just 3500rpm, the Cosmo is a mountain pulling freight train when cruising the motorways.

The seating is so comfortable that you can do a 500km trip with ease, turn around & do it all again in a breeze.

Ergonomics are also excellent with everything within easy reach & at the touch of a button.

The Cosmo is a classic touring coupe. It doesn't handle like its RX-7 brother, but a touring car doesn't need to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2005

21st May 2010, 12:51

I remember seeing one of those when I was a kid in NZ. Incredible car, outstanding finish.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review