1993 Mazda MX6 2.5 V6 from North America


If you decide to buy one of these cars, you have to be careful because they have a lot of problems!


As soon as a got the car, I had to change the water pump, timing belt and other belts. About $500 for everything.

After about 2 weeks I had to change a radiator for $600.

Also changed spark plugs and the wires, hand brake, brakes and the calipers. Only the calipers cost about $100 each.

Changed a distributer, the common problem on these cars. $600.

Month after the engine started to knock, make some strange noises, very loud. Went to a mechanic told that lifters are very badly damaged. When he opened the engine, found out that also fifth and sixth bearings are totally messed up. The crank should also be replaced because some of the holes are stuck, so the oil doesn't go through. The only solution that I had is to get a used engine. I took j-spec. klze $3000 everything.

General Comments:

One thing that I found out about Mazda and this particular model is that these cars are worst japanese cars. Yes, they're are made in the USA and maybe that's why they are crap.

The engine of these cars are very complicated to take a part, so if something break inside the engine you are in big trouble, because the crank and much of the other stuff inside is all connected with the bottom of the engine.

The parts for these cars are really expensive, almost like the prices for BMW parts.

These cars are fast enough, they can easily go up with many cars on the street.

I put klze inside my, so now the car has about 190-195 hp. I can easily beat a Mustang now, anytime I want.

They are some good things about the car, but they are probably the worst Mazda cars ever built, probably because they were built in the U.S.A.

I want to sell my MX6 and get a Golf. I can tell you something, a Golf is more reliable than an MX6, but if you want to get a speed, get a VR6. They are awesome cars!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

19th Feb 2005, 11:58

A distributor is only about $200, and a KLZE is about $2g, I have a '93 probe gt, which is pretty much the same car. I had to replace clutch, transmission, water pump, timing belt/ drive belts, 3 brake calipers (at $70-$100 a piece), all that in about 10 months. I did everything for about $1200-$1300 because I did all the labor myself. the car is quick, but I definitely want something more reliable.

1993 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 V6 from North America


Great buy expansive repair though


My exhaust manifold broke down cost me $600 to fix could not find the part.

I had water pump gone cost me, but cost me reasonably by a good mechanic.

General Comments:

It's a very great car especially if v6 and standard transmission, though repairs are way way more expensive as you don, t find parts easily in canada still its really a great great speedbuster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2005

31st Jan 2005, 12:33

I've heard the automatics are known for being problematic. Check out mx6.com for all kinds of info about these cars.

14th Feb 2005, 11:29

There are two autoboxes - the CD4E, which is rubbish, and the 4EAT, which is much better and designed by Mazda themselves.

The main thing that kills these boxes is the gearbox oil being neglected and degrading. Also, on US cars the oil radiator is integrated with the main cooling radiator, so the fluid runs at 90C rather than 80C, which is what the gearbox runs at optimally.

Best to fit a separate oil radiator. UK cars have one fitted as standard. I agree the gearbox is not the smoothest shifter around, but there isn't much you can do about it.

14th Mar 2005, 12:17

I own a 93mx6. I am about to put the 4th transmission into it, it is a cooling problem. The transmissions run 10-20 degrees hotter than they should. Doesn't seem like much, but it shows in the end. I am one of MANY others that have a problem with there automatic Mazda transmission. Best thing to do besides get a manual is to get a separate cooler.