Seats are worn really badly on driver 'seat' and on the passenger backrest.
The seat belts rub your neck pretty much all the time.
3rd gear seems to grind all the time, whether under pressure from the engine, or while cruising, or while slowing down. I believe it to be a slight defect that is present in a large percentage of MX3's out there. It has been grinding every shift for the ten year I've had the car!
A 1.8 liter V-6, that shouldn't be possible, but it is! This car really packs a punch. The base engine is great. good HP and enough torque to beat a stock 97 Honda Prelude off the line! My girlfriend and I have the same car, except mine is stock, and black, and hers is blue with some extras!
Her car has a huge K&N intake system under the hood, some great spark-plugs (I forgot the company), and a Magnaflow high flow exhaust. Now I know that doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it is like driving a whole different car. My girl's MX3 is so much faster. It's amazing what only $500 can do to the performance of the car. I almost forgot, her car has supergrippy tyres, and its still the stock enkeii 15" rims.
This car is just fantastic!!! I can't get over what a great deal this was! I urge anyone and everyone to somehow get this car, fix it up, and love it. Its worth it, let me tell you.
Happy driving, keep those MX3's on the road where they belong!