1992 Mazda MX3 GS V-6 from North America
Eye catching little sports car
Leaks from moon roof.
New tires needed upon purchase.
New calipers/rotors/pads needed upon purchase.
Needed to repair broken turn signal.
Paint is chipping in spots.
I love the performance of this car, with it's peppy little V-6 and incredible cornering.
Smooth and stylish body.
0-60 in about 8.4 seconds isn't the fastest time ever, but it's not terrible by any means.
Although I've had many problems, I wouldn't blame the car. These were just things the dealer managed to hide from me.
Everything is fixed but the leak, which will be taken care of soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd June, 2001
11th Feb 2002, 12:10
It's too bad you had these problems. Mine has been a joy from the beginning to drive. The V-6 got to sixty in about 7.8, and maneuvers comparable to an '87 F-40 I've been told. I've never driven an F-40, but this little car does handle exceptionally well. I wish Mazda would bring the line back with the Rotary engine in it.
7th Jan 2003, 15:45
My first car was the Mazda MX-3 and unfortunately being my first car it received all the thrashing a 16 year old boy would administer. I kick my self in the rear constantly for doing so. My only complaint with the car is not that it wasn't quick, but that it wasn't quicker. I think 1.8L is a little ridiculous for the V6.
I would have to agree with Mazda bringing back the model with the rotary engine. I had a bout with a newer Mazda RX-7 with the rotary engine, although I had the first jump on her all it took for her was a drop in gears and she unbelievably smoked by me.