1994 Mazda MX6 Reviews - Page 6 of 8

1994 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles

Summary:

All around good car :tup:

Faults:

I had to change the CV Joints ($160), valve cover gaskets ($60), oil sending unit ($3.00) and power window switch ($50.00). As you can see all the parts where cheap, I do all the work myself so I didn't have to pay labor.

General Comments:

Great car, I've put a aftermarket clutch, lightened flywheel, borla exhaust, and a test pipe on her and she pulls hard. She can take 5.0 mustangs and is very fun to drive. Using a G-Tech I measured my 0-60 to be about 6.6seconds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

9th Apr 2004, 07:05

I have a 94 MX6 with the Auto Transmission.

The HOLD button (though I would like to hear other folks comments) is used to hold the current gear while accelerating. As you know, the automatic transmission will shift gears when a certain RPM is hit. If your racing, you might want to hold the acceleration a little into the red. You can pop on the HOLD with your thumb and continue accelerating, then pop it off and the car will shift gears. I once spun tires at 45mph switching from 1st to 2nd using this technique. Pretty cool, but I've heard its not good for the tranny.

1994 Mazda MX6 2.5 V6 GT 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

Why did they discontinue this car?

General Comments:

My god, I only bought this car by chance, I was looking at various options and a local dealer, whom I have bought cars of in the past, had one. I trusted him went along to look and was smitten. It is 8 years old and the one previous owner has maintained it fastidiously, the only faults are a couple of stone chips.

Everything works!!! It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a second hand car that I can say this about. Why did they discontinue this car? Smooth power throughout the range. Good handling at speed, but watch the backend in the wet. Comfortable yes, very, the rear seats are only for kids and my daughter loves them. Good MPG for a V6 about 32 per gallon, mixed driving conditions. Reasonable sized boot unless you go for large suitcases. Great sound system (Grundig) not sure if that’s stock, but it’s certainly a lovely quality sound. Good looking, gets peoples attention without being considered “flash” and people actually let me out from side roads!!! Great finish inside apart from various squeaks and rattles which were easily cured. All in all an absolute pleasure to drive – if you’ve never seen one and that’s what puts you off driving and owning one, do not let that stop you. Oh yes one horrible flaw the alloys are well at best they can be described as ermmmmmm bland. Unless…

…the servicing costs are horrendous £200 for 130K service – oil + filter + checking various bits. No way, I will DIY at least I know things have been done!

Can anyone from Mazda tell me why the car was discontinued????

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

Review Date: 20th December, 2002

28th Apr 2009, 07:59

Please can you help me deal with the rattle in the dash of my MX6. You said you easily dealt with rattles, please explain.

27th Jul 2009, 02:47

Easy way to deal with rattles is to adjust your throttle idle up just a hair. Not much at all, but it keeps the inner parts from rattling your brain to death! Haha. Not the most direct approach, but it definitely helps!

29th Jul 2012, 12:03

I have the same rattle. It is my tilt steering lever. Try holding it tight in place when you hear the rattle, and see if it goes away. Hope that helps.

1994 Mazda MX6 LS 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

A classic style with great performance

Faults:

The air conditioning needed a new condenser and belt at 70000.

General Comments:

I am 6' 4" and the cabin is a little small for me, but I still fit.

The car goes exactly where you want it to go. It has great road manners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2002

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