1997 Mazda Xedos 9 SE 2.5


Tight and Smooth!!!


CV Boot Replaced crack in one

Power Steering and Alternator Belts Replaced (precaution)

Rusted Brake Rotors Replaced (car standing for 6 months or more)

General Comments:

I was looking for a cheap bargain exec type car that would not break down. Wanted a Jag, but 1994 models too ugly.. so optimised on this Xedos 9.

Couldn't give a monkey's about charisma, so I'm happy.. it's a great smooth cruiser.. handles v. well except the back end behaves a bit wierd on sharp turns.. (has it got passive rear steering?.. there is a dummy rack and all the other gubbins that go with steering, at the rear) Power seems OK esp above 3.5k rpm, but sluggish at low speed. Grounds on speed bumps. Sound system is FAB.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

2000 Mazda Xedos 9 Miller cycle supercgarged V6 2.3i Auto


I love it- not a bad thing to say about it

General Comments:

I am only 19 and was given the option of driving this car on private land. I have to say it is such a wonderful car to drive, superb to look at and fantastically made. I really love it. I have driven quite a few cars on private land, i.e. the renault Laguna and BMW 323i.

Compared to cars like the Audi A6 this Mazda really stands out. I really wish (and pray) I could own one as I love cars. There are too many idiotic boy racers out there with manky old Nova's and Escorts having crashes so the insurance is just so expensive and it is group 17. A real shame for those who are not young thugs and appreciate quality. You can pick up an Xedos 9 2.5i (before the supercharged 2.3) for as little as £2000.

Due to insurance I won't be able to drive it until I am 25. :. (If I could i'd buy one today.

Mazda are fools for stopping making this car.

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

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

15th Aug 2006, 08:46

I am 22 and I own a 1994 Mazda Xedos-6 2.0 V6, managed to get a brilliant insurance quote on it. £500 a year or £55 a month!! My Ford Mondeo 1.8 TD was more!!!

8th Jul 2007, 14:41

Indeed things do seem a bit boring at Mazda now that the Xedos 9 (and Xedos 6) have gone. The Mazda6 could be as good, but lack of a V6 option lets the side down completely.Generally, dealers can talk alloy engines, compression ratios, variable valve timings, 0-60 times,6 cup holders or more, fold down rear seats, memory mirrors and seats, rain sensors, park assist,18 inch alloys, AWD until the cows come home, but the loss of that purring V6 would leave the ownership experience for me, only half baked. No, I will keep my QX Nissan. If I do change, it will have to be a 3 ltr Camry.

1994 Mazda Xedos 9 2.5 V6 24v


A very rare, unknown and prestigious head turner!


Badly designed boot opening, the boot gets soaked when you open it, a common problem with most cars though!

Awful noise as if a rear rear bearing was broken, but on replacing wheel bearings the noise still existed.

Very, very thirsty. I could watch the petrol meter drop! This was probably due to my driving.

General Comments:

I found the Xedos 9 to be solid, very luxurious, and impressive.

It's a rare car which people notice and think "what is that?"

I bought the car for just over £3,000, now that's an awful lot of car for your money!

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

Review Date: 18th October, 2001

11th May 2006, 10:11

Hi, I agree with you a great car, but I do have the same problem with the noise you are talking about, but my is noise is coming from the front. Did you found out what it was with your car, if so pls let me know what it was, so I can put my right.



1998 Mazda Xedos 9 2.5 V6


Classy and beefy, but not in your face... the jewel in the Mazda crown



General Comments:

I love my Xedos.

After the BMW I just find it a more "interesting" car and a lot more comfortable, and there are very few of them on the Irish roads, so they are somewhat unique to own.

I just adore the roar from the V6 engine when the pedal is to the board, and it doesn't half move when she kicks in especially on overtaking.

My only negative comments would be that after owning a German built car, I find the Mazda build quality is that bit inferior.

Things like the noise when closing the doors - there is not the same "thud" as the German cars, and the plastic sound when using the levers on the steering column.

The resale value in this country is crazy. A Xedos 9 is IR£37,000 new and I picked mine up for just IR£16,500 with 30,000 miles on the clock.

But it is definitely a super car, and I hope to be upgrading to a newer model this year. The Miller engine sounds excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2001

14th Apr 2001, 15:10

I just wanted to say how I agree with everything that you said about the Xedos 9. I am the proud owner of a 1997 model, could you e-mail me at:


So I can tell you/ ask you some interesting things about the car. Thanks.