1992 Mazda 929 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Mazda 929 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Luxury trash can

Faults:

When I got it, all four struts were bad. had to change them all, about $200 each for original Mazda parts. but still after I changed them, it still rides terrible.

Had problem with engine performance, kept on hesitating. fixing it is expensive so I didn't bother.

I then had problems with idle rpm, when its cold, engine rpm goes up to 3000 and fluctuates rapidly. which is very frustrating and annoying.

Decent acceleration from 0-60 about 8 seconds for a big car like this one, but I can still beat a 1996 Chevy blazer LT. (sorry dude, I had to put it)

Top speed is bad, I don't think it could go to 115 mph.

It's a gas guzzler, about 13 mpg,

General Comments:

It looks really nice though, it turns heads, but I wouldn't advise any body to get one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2003

20th Feb 2003, 14:02

I have the exact same problem when starting my car on very cold days - RPM goes up to 3000 and fluctuates. Have you gotten yours fixed?

23rd Jun 2006, 15:56

I bought my 929 new in '92 and still have it with 96,000 miles. The ONLY problems I have ever had was a period when the engine idle would not go below 3000 rpm when coming to a stop. One can of Motor-up fixed it. Never had the problem again. This year, 2006 I had my second problem. The fan clutch went out and I had to replace the fan.

Other than that I LOVE this car. BTW it WILL do the 140 mph that the speedometer says... I have done it on a deserted highway.

If they had continued to make these cars I would be buying them still.

1992 Mazda 929 200 horsepower from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 200 horsepower Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles

Summary:

A GREAT AFFORDABLE luxury car. Can't say how much I love this car

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong with my car except for a new water pump, and new belts that had to be replaced (400.00 including labor). But what car doesn't need a new ones after 100,000 long miles!

General Comments:

This my first car and what a great one this is. I never could have imagined something to nice and stylish to ride in. The car is very safe and very comfortable to ride in. You gotta love the heated seats in the winter and sunroof in the summer! A 36,000 car new in 1992~! Handling is great to. Anyone who wants a really great affordable car GET A 929.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2002

1992 Mazda 929 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carMazda MX3

Summary:

Great car, would buy again

Faults:

We lost the rear power windows shortly after we bought the car. The cable mechanism went out in both doors within a matter of about 2 months. We have replaced 2 AC compressors in 4 years. The new units cost $1400 so we went with salvaged units at $200 each. The drivers side door panel is loose and the CD changer (Panasonic) gave out.

General Comments:

The car rides and drives great! It looks very stylish even after 10 years and overall is in good mech. cond.

Not a very big trunk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2002

1992 Mazda 929 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

Powerful, comfortable and reliable

Faults:

Never had a mechanical failure. Only costs involved have been tires, brakes, oil changes, but it will need an exhaust soon.

General Comments:

I love this car. It's never let me down. It has a few oddities, most notably a small trunk, no glove box or cup holders. 1992 is when the body style changed, it sorta' looks like a Jag, but also like a Lexus. I think I've been asked about 50 times "What is it?".

The 24 valve V6 pumps out a healthy 200 HP and the transmission includes a "hold" feature which prevents it from up-shifting for those times when you want max power.

Comfortable, reliable and stylish. Nice!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2001

10th May 2002, 00:39

I also bought a 93' Mazda 929 used. This car looks and drives marvellously. What I found out is that if you keep the transmission in overdrive, that means disengaging the "hold" button and shifting into "S", you can rev up your engine higher and this will achieve maximum power. Note: This is only when you want a fast launch off. Be sure not go over 98 Km/h (61 MPH) as instructed in the manual. Also, from what I have read in reviews, many people complained about transmission failures. Mine still runs strong and silky smooth. My advice to all 929 owners is to install an automatic transmission cooler as well as flushing the fluids every couple of years. This will most likely prolong the life of the transmission therefore avoiding the costly repairs in the future.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 9 reviews