25th Jun 2003, 09:26
Great car and the parts in the UK are expensive, but worth it.
The way to get round all the performance hang ups is to get the intake, and exhaust sys. Then just get it chipped!
This teaches the engine to work with the new components and you get even better motorway MPG. Believe me mines awesome.
3rd Jan 2004, 18:20
I have to agree with all of you. I have had my 92 gs since it was new and I love it. it is very fast and it has 208,000 miles on it.. still runs like new. I haven't had any major repairs on it.
Still love it...
5th Jan 2004, 22:53
I don't know what you`re talking about. I have a 92 gs, never been beat on, in very good condition, and I would never even consider that car quick let alone fast. Its just a little 1.8L, 6cyl, put-put. yea I could see it being quick with a 2.5, but still... it isn't keeping up with most newer v6 cars. It just can't hack with cars pushing a hundred more horsepower in the same package. You want your mx3 to be fast? Forget about gas mileage and turbo/super charge it... or you could just get a v8.
6th Jan 2005, 15:11
I recently bought an MX-3 V6, it was misfiring when I got it (still is) check for a leak in the intake boot, mine had a small crack where it was sucking in extra air.
2nd Sep 2005, 08:26
Hi there, I just brought a 92 mx3 v6 with 68200 miles on the clock, it is awsome!!!
However, I have an intermittent fault with my head lights, is this a common problem???
I have also had a problem with the alarm and have now had to get it taken out.
If anyone fancied meeting up somewhere with there mx3's let me know.
3rd Mar 2006, 18:53
There are many parts for the MX-3 to make it stand out.. just not as much as the crappy new Hondas or anything. Check out www.mx-3.com.
11th May 2006, 11:00
You peeps with the misfires - try looking at the CAMSHAFT sensor which was fitted to these engines pre 1994 and which will result in a misfire (particularly just above idle) when running.
Only cure is a new distributor body I'm afraid, as the sensor is integral with the distributor. An alternative is to go and find a scrap 24V Probe and swap in the 2.5 litre engine and gearbox and your 3 will turn from a sweet little girl into a utter monster.
21st Aug 2006, 05:00
For major power gains, the 2.5 engine swap is definitely the best option. I did it, and then fitted a turbocharger I found on mx-3.com. It's also chipped with a new induction kit and exhaust system, and the dyno showed that I'm running 298 BHP and 20 MPG.
9th Jan 2007, 08:31
I wondered if anyone else had a similar problem with their V6. I have a very nice low mileage black V6 that I inherited from my father in law. It's a great car with a fantastic smooth engine, but it has developed an annoying creaking/clicking/clunk noise from the front suspension when turning right and pulling away. It's audible outside the car too. Took it into local dealers who at first couldn't find the fault and then replaced suspension rods which has only part solved it. Any ideas?
17th Jan 2007, 15:12
I own an 1995 mx 3 1.8 v6.
Mine does about 30-35 mpg!!
Yeah I understand that the parts can be expensive, but with any car there is bound to be an expensive part!
5th Mar 2007, 11:39
I have an mx3 v6 I love it, but I keep having problems with it over revving any ideas.
9th Nov 2007, 11:40
I have one of the very first MX-3's it has 150k on the clock, runs like a dream and went straight through an mot without doing anything to it. I've looked at a lot before I bought this one and noticed common faults with them all
Corrosion inside the wheel arches - 80% I've seen have it starting
Corrosion on the number plate light support bar (mild steel - 80 pound replacement cost without labour)
Shim wear (makes the engine sound a bit rattly)
Brake pipe corrosion due to where they are situated underneath.
BUT spares are easy to find especially in america for performance parts - you will find a lot of engine parts are interchangeable with ford probe 24v.
21st Oct 2008, 22:11
I just bought a 92 MX-3 V-6, and it runs awesome in park and neutral, but try and take off in drive and it bunny hops like I'm having sex in it. It's most likely a sensor, but these cars are new to me and I don't know where to start!! Any ideas would be awesome... Thanks all.
15th Dec 2008, 10:31
I bought 1992 MX3 V6 and aside from replacing brakes and rotors, struts, and muffler, which was understandable because the car had sat stationary for a year outside in Vermont, USA. I like this car a lot; very fun to drive, but now I am having problems with condensation and a leak (when it rains) that runs into the passenger side floor. I can't seem to find where it's coming in (and labor is expensive here). Any self-help ideas out there? And by the way, the car started immediately after installing a new battery; quite amazing considering current weather here!
14th Mar 2010, 22:51
We just purchased a 1993 Mazda MX3. Issue: When the vehicle is at an idle in gear, the engine revs up and down. If you place it in Neutral, then it does not rev up and down. Has anyone else had this issue, or do you have any ideas on what the issue could be that is causing this?