1992 Mazda MX6 DX 2.2 non turbo from North America


Great, reliable car; especially for younger drivers


Nothing unusual with this car has happened. Rather the only difficulties I've had are in the limited availability of parts for this model.

General Comments:

I list this for the MX-6 I still own, which my father purchased new in 92. I inherited it in 2000, and still have it. However, I have had 3 of this version of the Mazda GD series. This 92, a 92 626 (identical car with 2 extra doors) and an 88 MX-6 GT (again identical, but with a turbo charged motor). All have been excellent! The reliability has been top notch. 3 different drivers were taught how to drive a manual transmission on the 626 and still the factory clutch lasted 190k miles. A/C in all of them worked well, though the GT was converted to R-134, which still worked great. The clutch in the turbo car lasted a full 230k miles before being replaced. The 92 MX-6 has been used for competition since new and is still running strong. A rebuild for performance reasons 4 years ago showed that even with regular hard use, the cylinder walls hardly showed any wear.

All three cars got between 25-28 MPG in the city and 30-32 MPG highway, even with my lead foot.

The 626 was lost some years ago, when my wife and I were leaving the local shopping center. A young driver in a Buick Century was driving at 50 in a 25 on the road around the parking lot and smashed into the passenger side of my 626 at the A pillar. My wife and I walked away from the incident. I with no signs of any injury, and her with only bruising. The driver of the Buick was taken from the scene on a stretcher.

Only word of warning, avoid the auto trans... the manual gearboxes are great, but the autos are dogs!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2015

1992 Mazda MX6 GT F2T from North America


A rare, fun car


Replaced front rotors and all brake pads

Water pump/timing belt (normal for this age)

Turbo blew oil seal

Idles roughly

Wheel well rust.

General Comments:

A really fun, fast car. Handles well, especially with some decent tires.

Once the turbo spools between 3500 and 4000rpm, you're gone, it blows away most cars (within reason).

Great visibility on all sides, most comfortable sporty seats I've sat in yet, and I'm very picky.

Despite the problems I've had, most mx6 owners have even less problems than me, I think the previous owner abused my car... I know MANY people with engines near or over 300K.

Never had the car not start, I rarely am able to plug it in during our long, -20 winters and it starts first try, everytime.

Dealerships will bend you over and have their way with you for many new parts, used is the best way to go. The same year (88-92) ford probes have the same engine, which makes finding parts easy.

I am selling my car, only because of the rust, I want to move on before it starts to get bad, and I'll miss it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2006

1992 Mazda MX6 J-Spec 2.5i V6 24v from UK and Ireland


Cheap sophisticated and fun


So far nothing. Occasional 4WS fault, but that has only happened three times.

General Comments:

Inside the seats feel too small and uncomfortable like they are made for small japanese, it's a J-Spec so that is true.

This is 200 BHP J-Spec, but feels only moderatly fast.

Very thirsty returns only 20mpg.

Smooth drive.

Excellent build quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2004

14th Feb 2007, 16:19

I have a 1992 j spec mx 6 very fast smooth and goes round corners like its on rails with 4ws nice drive, but fuel gauge never correct.

1992 Mazda MX6 LS from North America


Nerve Wracking


Although we bought the car used we did not no what to expect at the time. We have had trouble from the beginning with this car, such as oil leaking into the spark plugs, fuel filters, stalling, hard to start engine, engine revving at high speeds, engine jerking while traveling, and now we have this whistle that I have no idea why. Can anyone please help us figure out what is wrong with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th September, 2004

18th Nov 2004, 10:21

I am responding to the review titled nerve wrecking.

Can you please tell me what you did to correct the problems that you had with the fuel intake. I am having the same problems and cannot figure out what I need to do to correct the problems. My car is jerky, stalls, is hard to re-start after stalling, etc. just like the problems you were experiencing. Help please. I bought the car used and have every problem that you have had.

29th Dec 2009, 20:01

My friend, you should try changing the computer; that fixed my stalling :)