1995 Mazda MX6 Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1995 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Cheaper and just as reliable as a Honda or Toyota of the same age

Faults:

The water pump blew at 70,000 miles.

I Had to have the CV joints and CV axles replaced at 100,000 miles and now I am beginning to have problems with the CV joints again.

Several seals and gaskets have been replaced due to oil leakage.

The car requires a major tuneup every 40,000 miles or the engine will start misfiring.

General Comments:

I bought my MX-6 when it was already four years old and it drove like it was brand new.

It has good power and superb handling.

The air/heat slowly leaks from the vents constantly, regardless of whether the fan is turned on or off.

Tires for the alloy rims are expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2003

16th Aug 2004, 17:25

I have a 95 MX6 that also has warm air coming inside the vehicle without any heat controls being turned on.

Does anyone have a solution?

1995 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance99670 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

This is a car that can easily be loved.

Faults:

Be aware that when buying second hand and the kilometers reach or pass the 100,000 mark that the timing belt must be changed. Budget for this when purchasing.

Typical head and legroom problems for rear passengers.

The red model attracts an enormous amount of attention. Maybe that's good?

The factory alloy wheels tend to date the car and look a bit dowdy. Current style alloys have had people thinking that the whole car is new!

General Comments:

Ideal mid-life crisis solution.

Affordable, sexy and a solid performer.

Generous boot space that extends into the cabin via the fold down rear seats.

Lots of legroom in the front.

The cabin has excellent 360 degree vision and a large airy feel.

Very little signs of wear and tear for a seven year old car.

An absolute thrill to drive and ergonomically comfortable with everything the driver needs logically laid out and reachable.

The auto transmission is very good and doesn't hold the MX-6 back from a standing start. This car is very quick off the mark.

The V6 is a perfect match for this chassis and body package. Very bright & response when asked to perform, yet easily tamed in traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2002

27th Nov 2009, 21:30

In Australia we didn't get the 4cyl MX6's.

Just the 2.5ltr V6's :D.

1995 Mazda MX6 LX 2.5L 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Sexy, agile, and comfortable... after awhile

Faults:

I have had very few problems with this vehicle. The spark plug wires were replaced at 52,000 miles since one or more of them was causing misfiring.

The power antenna raise/retract assembly failed. This failure caused a battery drain and the subsequent replacement of the battery.

There is a small leak in the power steering pump or the associated hoses. I add 3 or 4 ounces of power steering fluid every 3000 miles.

General Comments:

The sporty appearance of this vehicle promises quick response from the gas and nimble handling on the road. It delivers on those promises. The MX6 is very agile and responsive due to the P205/55 tires that are standard. The tight suspension also contributes to the road feel and agility.

My last car, which I drove for almost 11 years was a 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder Mazda 626 LX. The Mazda MX6 is basically a 626 LX with a new body, 2.5 6 cylinder engine, a tight suspension and performance rated tires. The reliability of the 626 speaks well for the MX6.

The harder 'ride' of the MX6 took some getting used to. I was accustomed to a softer and more gentle 'ride'. Long trips in this car can be tiring because of the stiff suspension.

The 2.5 Litre 6 cylinder engine in this car is small, as 6 cylinder engines go. This does not stop it from filling the engine compartment. Shade tree mechanics (like me) will be challenged by the tight confines if they try to work under the hood. I have a manual transmission. There seems to be some sort of fluid sharing system between the brake and the clutch systems. The clutch does not 'grab', but engages smoothly.

This vehicle is not a muscle car! I describe my car as luxury/sport. The specs call for 169 horsepower, which will get you to the finish line behind some 8 cylinder 5.0 Litre behemoth.

The cabin amenities are good. The AM/FM stereo with cassette functions well. The speakers are on the better side of average for factory supply. The power seat works well and has forward and back travel as well as limited up and down. All of the controls are easy to read and find even in the dark.

Back seat room is cramped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 23 reviews