1998 Mazda Xedos 6 Reviews

1998 Mazda Xedos 6 SE 2.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Motorings best kept secret

Faults:

Seized rear brake caliper (common problem on Mazda 626 and Xedos), Apart from that the usual Mazda bombproof engineering.

General Comments:

I saw this Xedos 6 for sale two years ago and swapped my Saab 900 turbo for it.

I was looking for a Alfa 156 at the time, but was being put off by all the reliability issues with owning Alfas, so when I clapped eyes on the very rare Xedos 6 I bought it.

The V6 24 valve engine is the jewel in the crown of this car, Smooth effort free driving with a real mid range punch for overtaking safely at speed, Make sure you get the SE version with the luxury leather, cruise control and all the electric gadgets.

Although not as brutal as my last Saab Turbo its still got what it takes if you can't stand the thought of owning a BMW,

Overall this rare stylish cruiser has the looks of Alfa the refinement of a Jaguar the reliability of Mazda for the price of a Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2006

1998 Mazda Xedos 6 V6 2.0 V6 from Norway

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 kilometres
Most recent distance66000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Forester

Summary:

Fantastic engine, Mazda's Lexus!!!

Faults:

Nothing, absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

I put 30mm Eibach lowering springs too the car, making it feel much more agile and sporty.

The road/tire noise is above average compared to other makes I have owned. But then again, this is typical for Mazda!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2004

1998 Mazda Xedos 6 SE V6 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

The best car I have ever owned

Faults:

So far I have had no problems with this car to date.

General Comments:

Since getting this car I have had trouble free motoring. It starts first time every time, and runs so smooth that I can't hear the engine from the inside.

I was very impressed by the acceleration of this car, and OK it's not quite as cheap to run as my old peugeot 306, but for a V6 I personally don't find it expensive to run.

I love all the luxuries in this car as well, for a long time I kept finding new features and buttons on the dashboard and it's great fun to drive. If I ever had to get another car, it would surely be another one of these.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2004

26th Feb 2006, 06:49

Yes I bought a V6 Xedos two years ago and still can't believe what a stunning rare high spec car I bought for peanuts,

Not as quirky as my last Saab 900 turbo, But a lot more refined and reliable.

Avoid Mazda main dealers for parts and servicing and they can be just as cheap as a Ford Mondeo to run.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews