1997 Mazda Xedos 9 SE 2.5 from UK and Ireland


Tight and Smooth!!!


CV Boot Replaced crack in one

Power Steering and Alternator Belts Replaced (precaution)

Rusted Brake Rotors Replaced (car standing for 6 months or more)

General Comments:

I was looking for a cheap bargain exec type car that would not break down. Wanted a Jag, but 1994 models too ugly.. so optimised on this Xedos 9.

Couldn't give a monkey's about charisma, so I'm happy.. it's a great smooth cruiser.. handles v. well except the back end behaves a bit wierd on sharp turns.. (has it got passive rear steering?.. there is a dummy rack and all the other gubbins that go with steering, at the rear) Power seems OK esp above 3.5k rpm, but sluggish at low speed. Grounds on speed bumps. Sound system is FAB.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

2000 Mazda Xedos 9 Miller cycle supercgarged V6 2.3i Auto from UK and Ireland


I love it- not a bad thing to say about it

General Comments:

I am only 19 and was given the option of driving this car on private land. I have to say it is such a wonderful car to drive, superb to look at and fantastically made. I really love it. I have driven quite a few cars on private land, i.e. the renault Laguna and BMW 323i.

Compared to cars like the Audi A6 this Mazda really stands out. I really wish (and pray) I could own one as I love cars. There are too many idiotic boy racers out there with manky old Nova's and Escorts having crashes so the insurance is just so expensive and it is group 17. A real shame for those who are not young thugs and appreciate quality. You can pick up an Xedos 9 2.5i (before the supercharged 2.3) for as little as £2000.

Due to insurance I won't be able to drive it until I am 25. :. (If I could i'd buy one today.

Mazda are fools for stopping making this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

15th Aug 2006, 08:46

I am 22 and I own a 1994 Mazda Xedos-6 2.0 V6, managed to get a brilliant insurance quote on it. £500 a year or £55 a month!! My Ford Mondeo 1.8 TD was more!!!

8th Jul 2007, 14:41

Indeed things do seem a bit boring at Mazda now that the Xedos 9 (and Xedos 6) have gone. The Mazda6 could be as good, but lack of a V6 option lets the side down completely.Generally, dealers can talk alloy engines, compression ratios, variable valve timings, 0-60 times,6 cup holders or more, fold down rear seats, memory mirrors and seats, rain sensors, park assist,18 inch alloys, AWD until the cows come home, but the loss of that purring V6 would leave the ownership experience for me, only half baked. No, I will keep my QX Nissan. If I do change, it will have to be a 3 ltr Camry.

1997 Mazda Xedos 9 from Switzerland


Two days ago it happened that at precisely 100,000.00 km (62,000.00 miles) ceramic part of sparking-plug spontaneously broke and entered in Cylinder causing it to stop functioning. According to the mechanist, to repair this problem it would cost around US$ 9,000.00.

The mechanist also mentioned that instead of repairing it would be cheaper to replace engine with the used one.

Please inform me how come it is possible that such problem has happened to MAZDA MILLER CYCLE ENGINE (Xedos 9) that has passed only 62,000.00 miles was maintained regularly and became Wards BEST ENGINE for 1997. Does anyone suggest anything?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

9th Aug 2004, 00:50

I Have a Mazda Xedos 9 with a Miller Cycle engine and at 160,000KM it started to miss fire and idle like a tractor. I replaced the spark plugs which took 8 hours - no change.I checked all 6 coil units which were also fine The problem showed up when I carried out a compression test. The rear center cylinder had only 5 bar when the others had 15bars. So now the cost for a garage to look at this problem is around 3,000 euros and the fix on top of this means the car is finished and only 6 years old with full Mazda history and service. I am attempting to do the job myself, but I cannot get any info, i.e. valve timing, cylinder head timing etc, Hi tech engines are great when they work, but once they fail the costs are huge.