Bought this car at 2 years old with 50k and at first I loved it. But after owning it for 2 years, it started running hot! Replaced everything on it: hoses, water pump, thermometer, and finally the radiator. Then the transmission went out and replaced it only to have that transmission die 2 years later so replaced it again. Now at 235k it is running hot again and have once again replaced the hoses and radiator and looks like I'll have to replace the water pump again. Wouldn't recommend this car. I did regular maintenance and would get another car but can't right now in this economy. Regret buying the car. It looks great on the outside but don't judge a book by it's cover!!
The sporty look and at first really fun to drive.
There was obviously a problem with the whole cooling system and transmission on this model car. Why can't American cars be as well made as foreign cars?? I have always bought American cars and want to be patriotic and buy American but never again!
I bought my MX-6 with 88,000 miles on
the odo. It had minor body damage which
is being fixed. I have so far replaced
the spark plugs and brake pads. The car
has great looks and picks up speed
great with the V6 I regulary hit ninety
on the highway with no drama. Oh yeah
this car comes with a great stock sound
system. Overall a great car only a few
minor issues that I have fixed would
recommend to the enthusiast driver who
likes to cruise.
Sound System, V6 engine, Sunroof,
Leather seats, Dashing good looks.
More Power from V6 at low rpm, better
build quality, Lower maintenance.
This car is the best car I've owned
(out of 10). As Mazda used to
advertize, "It just feels right." The
only recurring and annoying problem has
been its tendency to lose CV boots on
the axel shafts. I've replace about 5
of them at $ 140 a pop.
Quiet, fast, and handles very well.
Axel shaft boots need to be more
robust. The pointy edge on the
dashboard, left of the steering column,
occasionally pings my knee or shin on
entry. It should be more recessed.
This car is awesome! I bought it
about 2 years ago. It now has 150,000
miles on it and the only thing i have
had to replace were the belts. It is
a supremely reliable car and fun to
drive as well with the V6. I am still
using the stock clutch after all those
miles as well. Definitly recommend
this car to anyone.
The V6 and leather interior. 5 speed
is fun to drive. Drivers side cup
holder is awesome.
Needs a passenger side cup holder.
Back seats are small, but car can't be
This car combines good visibility and
road handling in an attractive priced
package. Do not hope for any comfort on
erar sits, though! Its a car for two.
Breaking is very precise, no under or
oversteering while breking or
accelerating. Good elasticity around
40-60mph, lousy though at lower speeds
(15-25) where a typical kick down is
necessary to switch down the gear and
accelerate. Electoric overdrive is a
pleasure to use.
Responsive, quiet, good road handling.
Too large turning circle. Simple
mistakes in in interior design: no cap
holder in passenger side, chart pocket
in drivers door too far behind, hand
rest way too low.