1998 Mazda Xedos 6 SE 2.0 V6 from UK and Ireland
Motorings best kept secret
Seized rear brake caliper (common problem on Mazda 626 and Xedos), Apart from that the usual Mazda bombproof engineering.
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