1999 Mazda Xedos 6 Reviews

1999 Mazda Xedos 6 2.0 litre V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Luxury, a great drive, but a bugger to fix

Faults:

The transmission had a problem when I bought the car, making it very, very hard to drive in town. Being an auto, at lights or a junction you need to put your foot on the brake. The car would idle for maybe 5 seconds and then stall - bloody dangerous. The only solution was to put the car into park, put the handbrake on and then undo when a gap opened up or the lights changed; much harder in an auto than a manual, and of course not the point.

General Comments:

I can't complain at all really. This car cost me 200 pounds, my Dad's neighbours were replacing it because of the problem (which would have been an expensive fix), and I just needed a runner for 2.5 months.

And on the open road this car was amazing - the best I have owned and driven, and I've owned Audis, Hondas, Toyotas as well as the Fords and Vauxhalls you might expect it to trump.

I wish they still made it, and I'd buy a newer version to keep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2010

1999 Mazda Xedos 6 SE 2.0L from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carFiat Marea

Summary:

Best car I have ever owned

Faults:

Engine tappets are noisy on startup even though engine oil was flushed at last oil change. Noise lasts a few minutes.

Driver's side window shudders when lowering.

Steering has become a bit slow to respond.

General Comments:

Engine and gearbox are excellent.

Looks gorgeous.

Beautiful V6 engine and very satisfying acceleration and gear change.

An eye-catcher - have had many people ask me what type of car it is and all are impressed.

Drivers of these cars do not let go of them easily. I bought mine for £2000 by approaching somebody and making an offer. After much persuasion he eventually sold it to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2006

1999 Mazda Xedos 6 SE 2.0 V6 24v i 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

Unusual and rare Jaguar X Type alternative at a fraction of the cost. A dream to own

Faults:

The only minor thing that has gone wrong with this stunning car is the front headlight bulb.

It has been absolutely faultless since I bought it, bu the servicing is expensive so beware. I has the car serviced at 56000 miles having just bought it and it cost me £900!

The cream leather seats do tend to attract dirt, but that is the risk you take with such a light color.

General Comments:

A superb, quick and luxury saloon car which really is a rarity to see on the UK roads. It is a good feeling to drive a car which stands out from the crowd and has performance to match.

It oozes the feel of an "X Type" Jag and feels just as well built if not better.

Keep it well serviced and it could do the same mileage as my friends one which has nearly clocked 300,000 miles!!!

If they still built them I would have an order down for a new one tomorrow!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2003

18th Mar 2005, 15:58

I too had one of these lovely cars. They go best with a sprinkle of parmesan.

18th Jul 2005, 09:45

Like an E type?

Actually the Mazda is much better built as the E type was rubbish apart from its looks.

30th Jan 2006, 09:57

It Said X Type not E Type.

1st Mar 2007, 16:21

Hi, great to read all the above comments, I am about to purchase my first xedos 6, have had 3 Mazdas in the past 2x 626 and 1 323 so I know all about Mazda reliability!.

Just wondering about parts etc (should the need ever arise) is there any where that's reasonable for xedos 6 parts etc?

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews