1992 Mazda Eunos 500 2.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
A comfortable, nippy car, but still good for family
CV Joint knackered when I bought it - reconditioned for about NZ$150 I think.
Rear brake caliper seized at 145,000 km - hand brake was locking on and normal braking was pulsing - failed WOF and cost about NZ$400 to replace.
Head gasket leaking oil at 150,000 - replaced by friend for about NZ$250.
Auto transmission went at 154,000 (yesterday) - cost NZ$2150 to replace.
Rocker cover gasket leaking a bit now - need to replace (though they are about NZ$65 each!!). Hopefully will pass WOF today!
Nicest car I have owned, despite the expenses so far.
Pretty quick too, though I would like the manual gearbox for the added control sometimes.
Wouldn't dream of owning in UK due to insurance prices, but since moving to NZ, insurance is about $300 fully comp.
Very comfortable, drives well. Take away the problems and I'll be happy!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2003
6th Apr 2005, 20:19
I am doing an NCEA assignment. I need to know how much petrol did the Mazda Eunos 500 1992 car use per kilometre?
A urgent and quick reply would be much appreciated.
12th Sep 2005, 04:43
I would have to disagree with you sorry, these cars are horrible, I know 2 people who have had them and have had nothing, but trouble, they are very nice luxury cars, but they have a lot of trouble with them, I do not recommend to anyone!
25th May 2006, 01:05
How much (at most) would a head gasket cost to replace?
Thanks a lot.
17th Aug 2007, 06:40
Had a '94 Eunos 500 manual in Melbourne, Australia.
Must say, it was the most reliable car I've owned (for 3 years) - very comfortable, stylish and relatively frugal; approximately 25 - 30 mpg in varied driving conditions.
The paint also peeled on my bonnet, although unsure whether from careless previous owners leaving it out in the hot Aussie sun - resprayed and no subsequent problems.
Only sold when moved to Perth and bought a Mercedes 420SE, which although relatively uneconomical, has been reliable and good for the long, straight roads here.