1993 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 from North America


I love this car even after 10 years of service


Idled rough - Spark plug wires replaced under warranty.

Rear window Brake light stopped working - repaired under warranty.

Driver side Window/lock switch broke replaced under warranty.

Ash tray broke - replaced under warranty.

CV Joints replaced - under warranty.

Water pump leak at ~70,000 miles.

Plastic illuminated door keyhole falls apart after some time. Drivers side covered by warranty, but has since broken again.

Began stalling under high RPMs, low speed. Replaced Distributor.

Currently in the shop for stalling problem. Suspect Throttle Position Sensor ($150 from Autozone, easy install, 2 screws and connector)

General Comments:

This is a great car.

Fun to drive.


Tires are hard to find economically 205/55/R15.

Wish it had keyless entry.

Easy to work on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2003

1993 Mazda MX6 from North America


More trouble that it's worth


In this last 8 months I have had to have several repairs done on this car:

A new distributer * 4. Yes, I had it replaced four times.

A new alternator.

A new starter.

A new muffler. (This one was to be expected at some point, but lumped with the repairs listed above, it was an annoyance.)

General Comments:

I love this car because when I drive it I feel like I am in a race car. I have test driven new cars and don't think they drive as well.

But, I will buy a new car and it won't be a Mazda because this one has given me so much grief.

I have had the car stall out on my while driving as fast as 40 MPH. It was scary and dangerous. I keep getting it fixed and clearly the mechanics cannot figure out the problem.

While I like the way it drives I would never recommend this car to anyone.

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

Review Date: 12th August, 2003

27th Oct 2008, 22:19

Hey man, I have the same problem, except mine will shutter really bad. The mechanic I went to checked it out and said there was oil puddling up around the spark plugs, where they connect to the plug wires, causing the plugs to foul after a while. It will burn the coil up; that may be why you had to replace it four times; just put a new set of valve cover gaskets and it will fix it for a while. Mazda had a recall on some of the MX6s because of this problem.

1993 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5L V6 from North America


For the money, one of the best cars out there


The distributer went out a few weeks after I purchased the car. Dealer price for full distributer replacement including wires and plugs was $400.

Valve cover gaskets are a known problem with high mileage MX6's. Mine are leaking oil, but not badly. The cost of replacement is around $300.

My water pump was cracked at about 130k miles, I had it replace for $120.

Don't get me started on the automatic transmission. If you can't find a manual transmission, I suggest you swap out the auto at the first sign of trouble. These auto transmissions are horrible and don't last very long.

Please remember that this car has 140k miles on it and has been driven quite hard.

General Comments:

Acceleration is good, and you can laugh at most four cylinder owners after any stoplight.

Handling is excellent, I suggest buying a rear strut tower bar to further tighten it up. Cost is about $20 shipped, and install takes 10 minutes with a socket wrench.

The seats are fantastic, and this car is very comfortable for long drives. The interior is very smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2003

1993 Mazda MX6 LX from North America


This car kicks


So far nothing has gone wrong with car.

Paint seems to have oxidized rather quickly.

Car will be painted soon.

General Comments:

This car has great pickup and handling.

I can't believe this car is 10 years old and still has this much power.

The ride is as smooth as a babies butt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2003