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)
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