1990 Mazda MX6 2.2 turbo from Australia and New Zealand
A performance bargain with luxury, performance and love or hate me charm
Engine expired at 230 000kms.
Electric window motors faulty (common).
Gearbox crunchy on 1st to 2nd changes (common).
Plastic intake manifold boot cracked (Common).
Power antenna no longer retracts.
Windscreen wipers occasionally call for ignition to be switched off before working.
Big bore 4cyl pulls well off boost (low revs).
All the power options you would get in a current car of same class.
Electrics can be tricky, though aren't all Mazda's of that era?
Great potential for further modification.
Parts can be hard to come by though!
4 wheel steer is great for parking.
Good balance between ride and handling.
Quite cabin, low road noise.
Doesn't behave or Feel as heavy as it is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2003
24th Jan 2004, 07:42
I have a 1989 MX6 with twin rotary turbo, nos, body kit, in car DVD, jet black, 8 12" subs in the back, a sports 3" muffler, chrome 5 spoke mags, supercharged chip full leather trim, I can blow off V8s easily.
I love my car it's fully optioned, sunroof, sports suspension. I've had the engine rebuilt to my needs.
28th Feb 2006, 12:31
Good afternoon ~ does anyone know the rpm relationship curve to mph. My speedometer cable is broken and I want to drive within the speed limit! For example 2500 rpm in 1st gear equals how many mph and 2500 rpm in 2nd gear equals how many mph and so on. Thank you. Frank.
28th Apr 2006, 01:28
Hello people, I have had my Mazda Mx6 for seven years now and I am looking into making it go better. Fitted to the car so far have a duel stage boost controller and blow off valve.
Apparently it won't run higher than nine pound boost without doing damage to the engine. Can someone please help me with making my Mx6 go harder, money is not a problem I just don't know how. I want to such things as an awsome exhaust system, but don't know what type to get, can you work the engine, can I get a computer chip that makes it go harder, new cam or bore the engine. I have no idea, but would love to know. I love my car and have been thinking of getting a Lexus Soarer, but would much prefer to keep my Mazda. Can someone please help me with this problem.
4th Dec 2008, 06:44
Great car, best well balanced car I have had, great in the gravel and on the road,you can run 15 pound boost in these and there is a chip available to aussie owners to do this. As always extra boost means extra pressure on components, so a car with 300,000km on it you would expect to expire, but for the prices you can pick them up for they're a gem.