1993 Mazda MX3 RS 1.6 cylinder from North America
Nice and rare
Nothing, (except for things from the previous owner.. explained later).
Handles like a dream!
Great on gas, and even better on looks.
When I bought my 93 MX-3 RS, it was love at first sight! However, she did have "issues".
The transmission was blown, she needed a passenger CV joint, new piping from the "cat" converter to the muffler, new tires, new belts, new rotors and pads up front, and oh yeah, a new lower ball joint on the passenger side too.
However, the body, paint, engine and interior are all near flawless, so I was prepared to make the investment of getting all these things taken care of, which I stated above.
And in the end... now since all is fixed... the car performs perfect! I bought the car for $1600, and spent about $2000 in all that needed to get fixed, plus some of that amount going to the Indiglo gauges I installed, OEM floor mats, GS rear spoiler and OEM side skirts, (all bought off eBay, which helped me save a lot of money)!
Also, it is so cool to just drive around town and on the highway, and see people checking your car out, because most of the time they don't know what kind of car it is, and it looks very nice. Also, isn't it amazing that this gem first came out in 92, and to this very day, the styling in both the interior and exterior hasn't fell off yet, and most people think it's a 2000 or above model year car.
So to all you guys and gals that just got a MX-3...! WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
Also, MX-3.com is the holy bible for this car, so never forget that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2005
The MX3 to get is the one with the V6. The 4-cyl with its 88 hp won't win many street races...
I just got one with the V6. It's an automatic, but the tranny is blown. I'm tryin to get another one, but I can't find a manual or a automatic anywhere. How did you fix yours.