13th Aug 2004, 15:59
I'm a 17 year old with a 1994 Mazda MX6 that has an automatic transmission. I bought the car with a 112,000 miles on it and in less than two months now have it just over 117,000. I love the way the car drives and the only complaint I have is the transmission. I should add that it would still be fine if I didn't feel as though I needed to drive like I was 17 or something. Since the cost of repairs on the transmission or enormous I have now found the infamous HOLD button to be well worth it. I can shift the tranny much smoother then if it tried to shift itself. I don't feel the hesitation and stuttering and near grinding that comes from letting it shift by itself. So I say thank goodness for that god forsaken button. It purpose is intended to allow shifting through each individual gear. If you try to place the car in low gear without the button pressed you will actually be in second gear. Once you shift up you're in third and once more you're in fourth gear. With the button pressed in "L" you're actually in first gear and right around 2500-3000 RPM's if you time it right with letting off the gas SLIGHTLY you make a smooth shift into second. Same thing applies for third gear and once in "D" simply release the button at you're desired RPM. It takes practice and time to get used to, but I figured it out on my own. So hope I helped any of you out there who didn't understand. Have fun and if your transmission is fine take every precaution to keep it that way.
6th Jan 2006, 11:22
I do not sppecialize in the engine for this car, depending on whether it is the 4 cylinder or V6. I do know that the one I have has been mistreated, I am working to get it back in order, but even with the abuse it has taken it still drives good.
17th May 2007, 08:32
I just got a 1987 MX6 185,000 miles. runs pretty good. only one thing though, this thing shifts HARD in first and second. and I mean Hard!!! also reverse! the entire car shakes ans shutters. the tranny was rebuild by Mazda about 70-80 thousand miles back and it has been doing that every since, at least that is what I was told.
19th Feb 2008, 23:32
I have a '94 mazda mx6. I just bought it for 2200, with 199000. Everything is great except the transmission; it shakes and jerks every so often and scares me. I should be getting it fixed soon, but other than that I am very happy. It accelerates great and sounds great when it wants to.
16th Apr 2008, 17:11
I just bought a 1994 mx6 and it's a 4 cylinder engine. I'm just wondering if someone could tell me the 0-60 time for it? Thanks a lot!
31st May 2008, 07:48
OK guys, I just bought a 1994 Mazda MX6 and it's a stick. I paid 2295 for it and it has 177 thousand miles on it. I was wondering if I got a decent price on it?
7th Sep 2008, 17:29
If you purchased your car with a V6 and had no rust at all and the interior was mint, yes 2295 was a great price. If it had any rust at all, I wouldn't have touched it for any price, and if it has a I4 in it, it should have a 5-speed manual tranny if you expect to get any performance at all from that engine.