1993 Mazda Xedos 6 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Mazda Xedos 6 2.0 V6 24v from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired194000 kilometres
Most recent distance203000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen CX

Summary:

Better buy than any BMW... bargain

Faults:

Nothing much really...

Rear brake caliper broken.

Exhaust replaced after 3000 km since purchase.

Small leaks in the cooling system.

One doorpanel that doesn't want to stick to the door :-)

Car feels very well build!

General Comments:

This car is one of the best I ever owned.

It's fast enough to annoy several people who think that they have a "fast" car.

Car handles just fine, but lowered springs would benefit the car.

Car drives like new, although has covered over 200.000 km.

Car is over ten years old - but still doesn't look dated.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2003

1993 Mazda Xedos 6 2.0 Litre V6 24 valve from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Litre V6 24 valve Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance95275 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A rare and unique car, anyone considering a small executive car should have this on their A list

Faults:

Rear brake caliper siezed, replaced free of charge as this is a known design fault.

General Comments:

Beautiful retro "junior Jaguar" styling which refuses to look dated, complemented by superb fit and finish of all the exterior parts.

Tremendous high tech V6 engine pulls like a train from 2500 RPM and makes all the right noises without being intrusive in the cabin. These engines are also virtually bombproof, featuring a proper steel crankshaft and a split crank case design rather than flimsy conventional mains caps.

Performance is excellent, 60mph coming up in a shade over 8 seconds up to a 137mph maximum. Handling is generally good, although these cars do benefit from lowered sports springs.

Economy is above average for a performance car, 34mpg is not unrealistic on a long run, 27mpg is usual around the town.

Boot lid is on the small side, hampering access to what is in fact a generous luggage compartment. The passenger compartment is a little cramped, although in this respect it is no worse than a 3 series BMW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2002

1993 Mazda Xedos 6 V6 Auto 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

Bargain 2nd-hand classic

Faults:

The driver's side electric window now shudders when lowering. Mazda dealers say it's a motor beginning to fail, however they say the whole window regulator needs to be replaced at a cost of £300 approx.

The automatic transaxle (gearbox) has broken at 101,000 miles. No Mazda dealer in the republic will touch it - they no nothing about automatics. I have taken it to a specialist who will rapair and refit, or replace, at a total cost of £1,500.00.

General Comments:

DRIVING: Quite powerful, great acceleration, sticks to the road yet the suspension absorbs bumps quite easily making it very comfortable on long journeys.

LOOKS: Sleek and understated. Doesn't seem to have aged compared to similar year Mercedes' and BMW+'s. Could be a classic if it lives.

EQUIPMENT: Electric windows & sunroof, central locking, ABS, leather seats, first aid & tool kits, alloy wheels (including full-size spare alloy).

COMFORT: Extremely comfortable, however if you are six foot or higher, headroom is reduced by the sunroof and is quite tight. Rear legroom with the front seat pulled fully back is also quite tight.

DEALERS: I'd hate to have paid £25,000 for new one only to be shunned by dealers who know nothing about automatics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th November, 2001

23rd Oct 2005, 16:15

Just realised your previous car was a Mitsubishi Colt. So was mine. Just aquired a Xedos. Must have similar good tastes!

1993 Mazda Xedos 6 SE 2.0 V6 24v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 24v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cresta (Model PADX)

Summary:

Interesting, attractive and competent vehicle

Faults:

New ignition leads fitted to correct an intermittent misfire.

Power operated radio aerial renewed.

Iffy courtesy light.

General Comments:

An attractive, comfortable car with a melodious six-cylinder engine and good performance.

Pleasant, well-finished interior with comfortable seats. Styling both inside and out is elegant.

Rearward visibility when parking is not very good.

Fuel economy is acceptable without being remarkable.

Insurance is on the high side in GB.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2000

1993 Mazda Xedos 6 SE Eunos 500 2.0 V6 from Hong Kong

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

A well mannered car, a driver's dream car!!

Faults:

CV joints.

Sticky gearbox.

Trembling engine in drive when standing still.

Jerky gear changes.

General Comments:

Overall I am very satisfied with the car, real luxury and value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 9 reviews