Mazda Eunos Cosmo Review

1995 Mazda Eunos Cosmo Type-SX 2.0 twin turbo rotary from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 twin turbo rotary Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance39500 kilometres
Previous carMazda RX-7

Summary:

Japan's most technically advanced car for its day

Faults:

Front disc brakes start to warp after prolonged hard use, this is due to the weight/brake size ratio being in favor of cost cutting.

Climate control module started behaving erratically.

General Comments:

The power-to-weight ratio on this car exceeds most Japanese sports cars.

With over 400nM of torque at just 3500rpm, the Cosmo is a mountain pulling freight train when cruising the motorways.

The seating is so comfortable that you can do a 500km trip with ease, turn around & do it all again in a breeze.

Ergonomics are also excellent with everything within easy reach & at the touch of a button.

The Cosmo is a classic touring coupe. It doesn't handle like its RX-7 brother, but a touring car doesn't need to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2005

21st May 2010, 12:51

I remember seeing one of those when I was a kid in NZ. Incredible car, outstanding finish.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review