1992 Mazda 929 6 Cylinders 3.0L MFI DOHC from North America
The 1992 Mazda 929 is a dream combination of refined lines, power, luxury, and sports car fun!
The oil pressure switch and the left rear axle seal need to be replaced.
There are only three minor nuisances in this vehicle: 1) No cup holders, 2) No glove compartment (other than a small lockable compartment in the front armrest), and 3) The steering wheel position can’t be adjusted. With that said, this car is a dream combination of refined lines, power, luxury, and sports car fun!
My 929 is now 14 years old, and looks and drives like it was just taken off of the showroom floor. Nestled in leather and with the stereo cranked, I’ve driven it well over 120 mph, and she still had a lot of power to spare. Moreover, she constantly turns heads and elicits the standard, “That’s a beautiful car…What is it?”
Kudos to the Mazda Engineers that designed this 929! They were many years ahead of their time, but they obviously don’t like to sip on a cool beverage while they’re ripping down the road…How can we spoiled Americans live without a cup holder?! HA!
If you can find a mint 1992 Mazda 929, snatch it up quick!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th October, 2006
I know the Mazda 929 very well, and am in total agreement with your assessment. Mazda was ahead of its time, and I can only imagine what that car would be like with today's technology and amenities. Enjoy the ride!
I am in agreement with you both. I have a 1994 Mazda 929 - and despite some of the quality control issues it has (window regulators are fragile, sunroof track jams), it is an amazingly designed car. My family wants me to get something newer, but I have yet to find anything that is the complete package the way this car is. Please, Mazda, give us a Nine that's based on this car design with the technological updates and refinements.
3-2-2009: I am the original owner of a 1992 vintage 929. As opposed to the USA marketed version, my Australian model has 4-wheel steering as well.
When I moved to Europe, I brought over my car as well (in-spite of its right-hand drive). The car is now starting its 17th year, and believe it or not, it looks and drives like new.
Parts changed: a stuck A/C relay, the only part ever gone bad, new set of brake pads, air & oil filters, rear shock absorbers, spark-plug cable-set & spark plugs, and new set of belts.
The one and only light bulb (brake light) burned out happened 3 months ago. Everything else is still original.
Whoever sees the car can't believe that it is an 18-year old design, etc... I would never change this car as long as one of us live... It never let me down on my long trips in Australia or Europe, and I wouldn't change it for a new BMW or Mercedes either, as I don't believe that their badges are worth the price or the quality that we all seem to associate with these expensive cars.
My 1992 929 still turns heads. I bought my car 1 month ago and could not believe what year it was! Props Mazda!