1995 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 V6 from North America


A gem, a future classic..


CV joints needed replaced shortly after purchase. My fault since I didn't take the dealer up on their "Within 2 weeks we'll fix anything" offer.

Timing belt and water pump replacement after car started running very hot around 95k miles.

General Comments:

I've never received anything, but praise on the appearance of this car. It's like nothing else on the road now or then. The car is the beautiful shade of reddish/maroon, I think it's called Rose. I have 17" Enkei Shogun rims with lo-pro Kumho tires, which definateley adds to it's aggressive appearance.

The car is quick as well, especially off the line. I don't think it can compete with a lot of the more advanced cars on the road, Vtec Preludes and the like. It's quickness and speed is ample, but I don't think this car was designed as a street racer, just a good looker.

I'm having a lot of trouble letting go of this Mx. My mileage is up at 101k now, I haven't taken care of it as well as I should, and now I need something I can definately depend on for at least another 6 years. The problem is that there's nothing out there that can compare to it in my eyes. Plus, the dealer wants to give me a paltry $2000 as trade in.

If and when I get rid of this car, I think I can safely say that I won't find another car made today with anywhere near the same personality as this MX.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2004

20th Mar 2005, 09:37

Go to www.mx6.com for all your MX-6 needs/parts!

5th Oct 2005, 23:45

I'm the original owner of my '95 Mazda MX-6 LS. It has 160,000 miles and is still on the original clutch!!! I suspect it's just beginning to give out... I don't really know what to look for though, as this was my first manual transmission.

As with you all, I am at a crossroads with whether to spend the 4,000 + dollars to get it fixed up again, or to invest in a new vehicle.

Every time I try to think about giving it up though, I can't stand the thought.

Kind of like a first love I guess.

1995 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 Liter V6 from North America


This is an update to my review of 11/26/02, 'Sexy, Agile, and Comfortable... After Awhile. The power steering fluid leak was discovered to be a rack & pinion steering box leak. This required the replacement of the box.

I replaced both CV joints and also valve cover gaskets at 75,000 miles.

General Comments:

I recently had a major repair bill. Most of the items repaired were routine maintenance that I had neglected, that is, brakes, radiator flush, new tires, etc.

My MX6 continues to be an outstanding car.

The steering and the valve cover gasket problems were a surprise to me at 75,000 miles, but the car is almost 10 years old.

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

Review Date: 1st October, 2004

1995 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 Liter V6 from North America


High performance, unexpected power.. I just have bad luck!


The car has had several problems since purchase. This may be due to time, or the previous owner's use of the car.

2 New CV boots within a month of each other.

New alternator put in not even a month after purchase. This was expensive to fix, which is expected.

As we speak, my car is in a shop getting a re-built distributor installed for $500+.

New hose controlling antifreeze/coolant use.

The car uses lots of oil, but hopefully the distributor will help this problem.

Engine lights comes on quite frequently due to an electrical problem.

There are other problems which have in all cost me over $2500 since I bought the car in October, 2003.

General Comments:

I do not know if any of these problems are mine, problems due to the age of the car, or problems due to the previous owner (which makes the most sense).

I think I just have bad luck and I wish that I can find a better MX6 after I sell this one because I love driving this car! The speed, handling, and look in such a small, inexpensive package is great.

Everyone where I live has a Honda, and since I'm a car fanatic, I spread the word too many people I know. There are at least 3 at my school now. It's great! The speed compared to a Honda is incredible because people don't expect all the power from a little car like this.

I would recommend this car to everyone! This is my first car, and although I have had terrible luck, I would love to get another MX6, and the RX7 is my next mission...

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

Review Date: 8th April, 2004