1993 Mazda Xedos 6 2.0 V6 from UK and Ireland
The love of my life!!
Nothing much really beyond wear and tear. The brake calipers needed rebuilding because the seals had gone; new ones were expensive, but found a rebuild kit online and did it myself.
It blew a couple of plugs leads after an energetic blast one day chasing a rally around the coast.
It had a strange habit of idling high occasionally when warm. It was more of a problem in the winter, and after several computer plugins that gave different answers, it was discovered it was related to the heater temp switch in the cabin. When turned up to the last (winter) it would send an electrical spike. A new controller cured it.
Although I have owned much faster cars since, it is by far the Xedos that stays with me. It was proper fast, handled beautifully and looked absolutely stunning. She was wine with cream leather, quite possibly the best combination, and the only reason I sold her is because I had to buy a 7 seater. The day it was sold, the local boy racer group went and called to the house, not believing that it was gone. It is by far the most recounted car by family and friends when stories are told.
It was everything you could ever want in a car. Fast, reliable, comfortable, safe, looked stunning, ladies loved it.
Whether on a back road or motorway, you could chug along at license losing/prison speeds in absolute comfort and safety.
The fuel economy was good for what it was and how it was driven. Parts where always available, if a little expensive if you went main dealer route, but it's rare it needed anything outside general servicing.
If I get the chance, I will own another one again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2009