1997 Mazda Xedos 6 Sport 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Excellent sporty 4 seater with a superb engine!
I had to change the nearside front brake caliper at about 70200 miles, but apart from brake shoes, spark plugs, oil filter and exhaust, I've not replaced anything else!
The car is still fairly quick and will see most cars off up to about 120 mph. Ideal for putting sporty hatchbacks in their place if necessary!
Handling is not great on winding country roads. I think lowered suspension would improve this dramatically.
Brakes are very good however and will always respond well.
Even after 5 years the car's interior is like new and all electrics etc work perfectly.
Superb V6 engine is the best thing about the car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2002
Magic review, I have a 97 sport, sir - you have automotive taste, and a pen to be admired. A well written article.
From my experience as the current owner of a 1997 Xedos 6 SE auto, and former owner of an MX3 coupe, a bumpy low-speed ride seems to be a Mazda characteristic. As the overall handling of the car is a touch 'soft', especially compared with a BMW 3 series, the jitteriness is surprising, but there is compensation in excellent motorway comfort (helped by cruise control on my Xedos), accurate steering, and first-class brakes. Oh, and a cavernous boot!