1994 Mazda MX6 Reviews

1994 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 24V from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.5 24V Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

If you are looking for one, don't hesitate...

Faults:

A problem with some reviews on used cars occurs when the reviewer takes into account the current condition, particularly if not maintained. This car has never broken down due to mechanical issues, beyond wear and tear items. The only condition that needed a tow was a clutch flex hose, but those go eventually anyways, and mysteriously right after it left a shop... if you are thinking of buying one (which I highly recommend), make sure you get a reliable, honest mechanic if you don't work on it yourself.

The daytime running lights module is not working, but that is common on cars half this age, so no issue there.

Another time a shop pulled the e-brake extreme in -40 and it locked on. The rear calipers are not up to par, but I have read a Protege rear caliper can fix that problem.

I rated the reliability as a 9, but really it deserves a 10, but in my opinion nothing mechanical is 100% reliable, but this car is closer than a lot of cars I have owned.

As far as the interior goes, it still looks like new, and the front seats are very comfortable for long trips, and hold you in when you take a corner.

General Comments:

I really can't say enough about this car. The styling is great, handling is top notch for its class, and even though I can buy a new car, it is really fun to drive and I have little desire to get any other car... seriously. I would stay away from the automatics unless they have been properly maintained; the automatics weren't as durable as the manuals, but you could still get some decent mileage out of them.

The weight distribution of this car is very balanced; the front end and back end lose grip at almost the exact time... someone was on the ball when they designed this car.

This car would make a great tuner car; a JDM engine gives you 200 HP as opposed to 164, which itself is pretty good for a 2800 lb car. The car drives very solid, and it feels like a larger car than it is when it comes to ride quality, although it does have some road noise at highway speeds, but a good undercoating could help that.

One issue I found is the air intake for the ventilation is small, and can accumulate snow quickly and cause the windshield to fog. Try not to let this happen and summer is no issue.

I think this car is grossly underrated, and think most people would appreciate driving something as fun as this... can't recommend it enough.

One problem that can occur is the intake for the ventilation is small, and if snow gets in there, it can frost the windshield and can potentially cause a very serious condition; a bad design, and probably should have been recalled. I am thinking of putting some screen on top so that it might keep snow out of there, but if driving in the summer, there are no issues.

There are more serious sports cars as always.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2013

30th Jun 2013, 15:57

The KLZE (JDM) engine is significantly more powerful, but it also requires the wiring harness from the donor vehicle.

1994 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired288000 kilometres
Most recent distance295000 kilometres

Summary:

Perfect car for a teenager or speed lover

Faults:

Motor died when I purchased it. (KLZE is less than 1000 shipped, and a good factory swap for this car).

Starter died.

Alternator died.

Rust on underbody and door.

General Comments:

The car has amazing power, and can't be beat in handling for its class and year.

A perfect tuner that can take a beating.

Seats are amazing; you haven't had comfort until you have driven this car.

Rear leg room is lacking, but not unbearable.

You can easily make a bed out of the fold down seats in the back.

Trunk space is crazy huge.

Repairs are almost minimal and fairly cheap compared to new cars. Engine is easy to diagnose and repair.

BUY THIS CAR IF YOU HAVE 1,500 TO SPEND - IT'S AMAZING.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2010

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 32 reviews