2004 Mazda MX6 Review

2004 Mazda MX6 LS 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres


What a fun car to drive! Watch out for untimely repairs...


New brakes, rotors, calipers AND CV boots when I first bought the car.

Alternator failed at 170,000km.

Head gasket leak.

New suspension: Control arms, ball-joints, sway-bar links etc.

Needed a tune-up.

Needed new trunk hydraulics.

02 sensors replaced.

Heater core slowly dying.

Small oil leak but manageable.

(REPAIRS are costly!!!) Distributor cap is $130 alone... never-mind a full tuneup!)

General Comments:

This car has very beautiful handling around turns.

The paint on this car still looks great! (15 years later and it's still competing with brand new vehicle paint jobs - minus the paint chips). The MX6 impresses many when driving!

Amazing stock stereo.

The interior is gorgeous with the leather dash and seats. I've seen the insides of a 2004 Lancer and many other 2000 models, and this 94 Mazda outperforms them all.

This car has a great rear window view, as well as great shoulder blind-spot check views.

I've spent over $3000 up-keeping this 94 Mazda Mx6. Repairs were a bit harsh, but I'm glad to upkeep such an elegant car that you don't see too much on the road anymore. It has been reliable ever since the repairs.

I will ride it until it dies, or until I graduate from university in 4 years!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2009

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review