1992 Mazda MX3 GS 1.8L V6 from North America
This is the best car out their for performance.
Well when I first got the car it had a bad driver side half shaft that I had to replace.
The A/C deeds to be recharged, but who needs an A/C anyway, just roll down the windows.
This is one of the quickest cars out there. It has its stock V6 motor and I have not lost a race yet.
It has very good handling as far as I can tell, I don't really take it around corners that fast.
The motor has started to knock loudly though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2002
1st Nov 2002, 11:18
Try racing a supra. I have a '93 GS and my brother has a supra and he would smoke me like I was walking and he was driving. You will lose soon.
21st Nov 2003, 01:18
From Dr. Know.
Try the cheap route first by adding an octane booster to your tank, along with some premium gas and maybe a gas dryer. If that doesn't work you may have one or more of the following issues:
A Bad oxygen sensor. Due to the high mileage on your engine, the sensor is probably ready to fail. Another issue (due to high mileage and knocking) is possibly crank bearing wear, or a loose exhaust manifold. The bearings can be changed out once without having to rebuild your engine, but I recommend only doing this once.
It'll last you another 50,000 miles or so. Depending how hard you push it. Just don't use synthetic oil afterwards, or you may spin a bearing. Going this route is a heck of a lot cheaper than an overhaul, unless your already burning oil. It's to late if your already at that point. Your going to need an overhaul. Another good indicator of bad bearings would be crank or main oil seal leaks. When the lower bearings wear down, the shaft drops and creates a small gap that no new seal can...'seal'.
If it's the manifold, a lack of back pressure will cause a sort of ticky-knock sound (coming from the valves). Once the engine warms up the sound starts to diminish. Check for blow-by anyway.
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