I bought the car used last November for 600 bucks with 125,000 miles on the odometer. So far the only major things I had to replace was the distributor (300 bucks). and a stage 1 clutch ($195). I bought it with a vacuum leak so gas mileage is a little short, but still reasonable. I am mechanic so I can fix the problem when I can find the part. That's probably the only problem....finding parts. Tends to oversteer which is one of the best qualities of this car. Very fun to drive despite only having 90 HP.
Oversteer, handling, gas mileage, easy to park.
More power, and get rid of the power seat belts. Oh and some sound deadening.
I am currently driving my 3rd MX-3; the 1st one I still have and runs great. The second one was not properly taken care of before I got it so I traded for my current one. This is a truly exceptional car and I love driving it; it's fast, fun, sporty and great looking plus with the newly tragic gas prices it still only takes about $28 to fill up. It handles great and it's easy to do regular maintenance yourself. I love both of my MX-3s.
Speed, style, gas economy, everything.
Start making them again, they are getting harder and harder to find.
In June of 1992 I took delivery on my Elegant Beige Auto V6 GS. Ive been driving the MX since with a grin on my face. The car featured a revolutionary engine for the time. It remains the only 1.8L V6 in existance. Although peak output shows up only north of 4000 RPM, power builds smoothly. If thats not enough for the enthusiast in you, you can pounce on the gas pedal and enjoy a frantic acceleration to 60+MPH in just under 8 seconds. Interior trim is clean and easy to navigate. Controls are within fingertip range and laid out very thoughtfully. Rear seats are functional and amazingly useful for children and (adults under 5'9") Trunk space is great for a small car.
Love the power sunroof. Upgraded stereo and speakers add to a pleasant driving experience. Seats are very comfortable and hold well during spirited driving. Long range trips are no worry in this small sports car, as comfort was obviously very important to Mazda engineers.
An aftermarket air filter will allow the engine to breathe easier giving slightly better pickup and MPG. A +1 wheel upgrade to 16" wheels completely freshened the look of the vehicle and still kept ride quality at factory levels.
This car is a blast to drive after
preforming it's 2.5L KLZE Engine swap.
The engine is from a Japanese MS8. This
combined with the Japanese computer
gives the car better fuel efficiency
than the stock motor. 0 - 60 miles/h
acceleration takes approximately 6
seconds. This car also has some of the
best handling I have ever seen in a
The overall body design is quite sleak.
Changing the front bumper to an
aftermarket design is highly recomended
since it gives the car a much more
The interior is fairly roomy for it's
size but could use a bit more style to
I bought this car used in 1993 with
24,000 miles on it. I'm still driving
it and I've put 150,000 miles on it
myself. GREAT GAS MILEAGE - I still get
around 33 mpg on the interstate, and
that's going around 75 mph with the A/C
running wide open. Very nice design; I
love the way it handles in the curves
and the fact that I've got storage
space in the hatch. Repair costs can be
high ($500 for a distributor assembly)
but once it's fixed, it stays fixed.
Stick shift is the only way to go - and
the 6cyl rather than the 4cyl. I love
the handling, I love the gas mileage,
and I love the fact that it's got such
a great exterior.
Better CV joints would be nice and the
cupholder absolutely sucks.