1993 Mazda MX6 Coupe 2.0L cylinder from North America


My Car has an engine idle speed problem. The idle speed is sporadical. Does anyone canhelp me out if they know anything about it?

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

Review Date: 27th June, 2002

29th Jan 2008, 11:20

Clean idle air control motor with throttle body cleaner and if that doesn't work buy a new idle air control motor. It could run you between 50-80 dollars. You need to buy a Haynes manual too. It will save you a lot of money.

1st Sep 2008, 23:43

I like this car. Maybe the engine isn't that strong like a V6 but it saves gas and still can kick some Hondas :)

I had problem with the A/C (broke hose 300$), both axles are going bad, clutch also...

I had little accident and the damage was really minor, but airbag has deployed...

A/C is working very barely even after I fixed it... with manual I can make like 33-34 miles on gallon so it's great :)

Parts aren't expensive - you can find some on ebay...

I'm glad I have this car but I'm gonna sell it soon, but I think I'm gonna miss this Mazda... I drove also the V6 one and that car has amazing sound - needs only an intake and muffler.

1993 Mazda MX6 2L from North America


Nice, sporty, easy on gas


-My alternator went at 210,000 KM

-I replaced a control arm, tie rod end, rear brakes, all belts, distributor cap and rotor.

General Comments:

The car drives really well. For all the mileage, I didn't have to replace too many expenive things. they are mostly parts that can go at any time. I I suggest buying away from the dealer. they quoted me over 3 times the price of buying the parts myself and getting a local mechanic fix the car.

On a positive note, the car is really easy on gas. The preformance is really good, and the styling looks great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

1993 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 V6 from North America


A quick reliable bargain


The previous owner told me he replaced the CB joints. That was the only major repair the car has had. At 133000, the piston rings are starting to go, so the car is burning some major oil. I took it to a mechanic and he put some oil additives in the oil so the car now only burns about a 3/4 a quart every 3-4000 miles.

General Comments:

Despite the high mileage, the car still has retained most of its power. The car is quick and fun. Great car for younger people. The handling is amazing. It really sticks to the road. This car is very comfortable.

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

Review Date: 12th May, 2002

20th Jan 2005, 21:14

Buddy, you probably won't read this, but piston rings don't go on these cars!!! The problem is that these engines get dirty very quickly, and that requires flushing it very often. If it were piston rings, your car would smoke - instead it's just burning oil just like most high RPM Japanese engines do - they simply have to.

So, go to mx6.com and search for Kerosene Flush procedure and flush your engine. If you're afraid to use Kerosene, search for Auto RX on Google, and buy their product and flush your engine - you'll be surprised after how good these engines are!!!

2nd Apr 2006, 13:17

Synthetic Oil will keep the engine clean and lasting much longer. I've logged 5-10% better fuel economy. I used Mobil 1 for 200,000 Km (120K Miles) on a 1989 Mazda 121 aka Festiva and sold it to my brother who sold it at 240,000, and it is still going strong. It endured -45 to 100 F temps and lots of fast and hard driving. It helps to have the engine warm to operating temp first if you want longevity. Treat it gently till warm! It got the best readings you could possibly get on a Compression and Leak-Down test, and the camshaft still looked like new. Required valve adj service every 24K and found to be totally clean around valvetrain. Valves never had to be adjusted and oil never had to be added. The cam (on overhead cam engines) get the oil last on startup where most wear occurs.