1994 Mazda 929 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Mazda 929 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1400 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous carToyota Cressida

Summary:

This is perhaps the very best car I have ever owned

Faults:

The only problem that we have ever had was while the vehicle was still under warranty. We were unable to remove the ignition key from the key slot. After repeated visits to the local dealer, I contacted Mazda, USA. They must have gcounciled the dealer for the replacement of the transmission computer corrected the issue.

We have had absolutely no expenses with the vehicle except for the required periodic inspections.

General Comments:

The design of the car is still appealing and I believe far ahead of its time. It is still among the most handsome styles ever.

Rattles drive me nuts. This car has none.

It took me awhile to get used to the softer ride of my previous car, a Toyota Cressida.

Compared to my prior vehicle I find that it is just a bit underpowered.

The upholstery and appearance is as if new, but then again, it has always been garaged.

I especially appreciate the low operating costs: gas and the periodic required inspections are its only expenses. (It still uses not one drop of oil between oil changes.)

I have never replaced any parts since buying this rig.

It has never had a tune-up except for the one time that I did change the spark plugs.

The seats are comfortable and the leather shows no sign of wear nor are there any stitches broken.

The only time that there is any wind noise is when the sunroof is open.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2003

1994 Mazda 929 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Love it, way ahead of it's time, would buy again

Faults:

When I first bought the car the distributor went bad and that was kinda of a costly repair however I knew it was coming. I had all of the belts replaced preventative maintenance only. I also had to replace the Drv. side window motor/reg. Last repair upper and lower control arms, exp. if bought from dealer $600.00+, I bought them from a junk yard for $111.30.

General Comments:

I love the contemporary design of the car. The features on it are way way way before it's time. Very practical, I use every gadget that it has. I love the hold feature on the car it seems as if it picks up more power once engaged. The hinge less windows are very stylish and the sunroof really gives you the summertime feel. The factory sound system has very nice and clean sound. Power everything is a real plus especially for a person who wants a very comfortably luxury car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2003

1994 Mazda 929 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carMazda 929

Summary:

Best investment you will ever make

Faults:

Only driver seat shows signs of normal ware and tear.

General Comments:

I am not into racing so power is not a big deal. I can stay with anyone zero to 60, getting on a highway. This car handles like a Mercedes and feels solid. The interior has held up amazingly well. It has had tinted windows since it was new and is usually garage. I do all the right preventative maintenance. This thing looks and drives almost like the day I drove it off the dealer lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2002

6th Dec 2013, 13:58

I bought this car for my kids at 196,000 miles from the original owner. He took great care of it and it still has the sexy growl when you accelerate. We make sure it has regular maintenance and have only had to do basic work on it.

A/C charge, brakes, regular oil changes with synthetic (it's always down a quart), just had the valve cover & intake manifold gaskets replaced due to oil leaking from valve covers, replaced spark plugs and wires.

She is vibrating some, but my daughter says it always drives like that. Great pick up, it takes off like a sports car should!

I've had the same trouble with the windows as many people here state. Rear window motor broken.

The driver door panel is coming away from the door frame. Now the interior door handle latch won't open the door. We have to roll down the window and open it from the outside. Gonna have to get that fixed.

The shocks are gone and it's like floating a Cadillac down the highway. My mechanic quoted about $3,000 for the replacement! That's more than the car is worth, but we'll probably do it. The interior is falling apart, but the integrity of the car is still pretty darn great considering she's 20 years old.

I recommend these to anyone who is willing to care for them.

1994 Mazda 929 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

Very enjoyable car, but beware hard-to-find ultra high-priced parts

Faults:

Window Regulator in two windows as failed and required replacement.

Sun roof jams when opening.

CD Player sometimes won't eject when car interior is hot.

General Comments:

One of the best styled cars to come out of Japan, and unfortunately abandoned by Mazda in 1995 due to slow sales from difficulty competing with higher end brand names in same price range.

The 929 has unique engineering characteristics such as a solar cells in the moon roof that runs cooling fans in the car when it was parked.

The 929 also sports one of the nicer rides around with it's low-to-the-floor driver seat, four strut suspension and rear wheel drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2002

25th Jun 2003, 17:13

I have loved my 1994 929, but agree with you on two items: I have two windows that won't work and the moon-roof jams. They're a wonderful car, great ride, but costly parts!

19th Jul 2006, 14:25

Hi.

I have owned my 1994 Mazda 929 for 2 years. She has 405,000km on her.

I have rear window that I think is off the track, the motor still runs, and my sunroof sometimes is difficult about opening.

Other than that, I love this car. Beautifully designed, handles great, and I'd buy another.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews