1997 Mazda Xedos 9 2.5i V6 petrol


Nothing at all.

General Comments:

The Xedos 9 is clearly one of the nicest and underated cars on the road. I have had no problems with my car and covered 40K miles in a year and a half. Great and highly recommended car. Low speed performance is a bit sluggish, my one and only negative point.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2000

5th Aug 2006, 04:59

Unlike some reviewers I have not experienced the reported sluggishness at low speeds. I find the car effortless and responsive to drive and it is certainly one of the best looking cars on the road. Very comfortable and roomy. I do not have long legs so the comments about lack of room on the front passenger side do not affect me. If there is one thing I find annoying, it is the tendency to ground when negotiating speed bumps and I try to avoid these wherever possible. The stitching on the rear seat leather has perished and is awaiting repair, also the walnut trim on the console has cracked and lifted in the recent extreme heat - but these really are very tiny niggles against what by any standards is a really great car - enjoyable to drive and a stunning looker. It is a shame the current Mazda range does not feature this silky smooth 2.5V6 engine.

1999 Mazda Xedos 9 Miller 2.3 petrol


Front suspension knock at low ambient temperatures 4C or lower. Can't find cause.

General Comments:

Engine & auto box out of this world.

Finish generally very good.

Seats could be more comfortable.

Steering adjustment unsatisfactory.

A step up from my Vauxhall Elite.

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

Review Date: 4th February, 2000

1st Dec 2000, 04:49

The suspension knock sounds similar to my Ferrari..... no joke. When it was cold the wheels were unbalanced, there was a judder and knocking, drive 4 miles and all was OK.

The cause? Water inside the tyre freezing!!

11th May 2002, 14:13

Are you sure it is suspension. Most modern cars have a flexible joint where the exhaust joins the manifold. At low temperatures this may be loose, and rattle without blowing, as the joint rapidly warms up it expands becoming more rigid and the noise goes away. I discovered this on my Renault Laguna.