13th Mar 2006, 18:05
I've had my 1990 Mazda 929 V6I Hardtop for a year now, its got 193,000kms on the clock, nothing has gone wrong with this Grand Car, its been fantastic.
My neighbour has a 1988 Mazda 929 V6I Hardtop, his has 280,000kms, and is still going strong and better than ever.
Obviously the owners who owned the car before you had it, didn't care about it at all, and just drove the heck out of it. They must not have done any maintenance to the car whatsoever.
24th Apr 2006, 11:03
I bought a 1988 Mazda 929 and obviously had no idea what I was in for. I was searching google and e-bay for transmissions at a low price and stumbled across this site. Wow! What an eye opener.
My Mazda is now in the driveway in need of a water pump, radiator (just replaced 1 yr ago) and a transmission. Maybe I should give up on this car while I am still ahead. This is no consolation since I just ordered/paid for the new radiator.
I have owned plenty of vehicles (new and used) and by far this is the least reliable vehicle I've ever had. Sorry, Mazda you lose hands down.
27th May 2007, 01:00
I owned one of maybe 10 or so Mazda 929 85s in australia, limited edition and all, and to this day it was the nicest, most efficient, reliable and economic car I ever owned. I agree completely, you take care of it, it takes care of you.
29th Nov 2010, 15:56
Get real. Fiats start to self-destruct at 40,000 or fewer miles. The Mazdas I've seen and heard of, with proper maintenance (maintenance is the real key), have all delivered in excess of 120,000 miles to their original owners, the only exceptions having been the mid 1970s Rotary engine models.
Whatever make or model of car, anyone who has the balls to blame the manufacturer for problems encountered at over 120,000 miles, is automatically nominated for "Vinegar Bag of the Year".