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 have owned this car for 11 yrs. I parked it for 5 yrs and didn't drive it just sat behind the garage. After a few parts replaced and didn't change the oil right off, new battery. She fired up on first turn of key. Didn't blow any smoke. Replaced a few more things and been driving it 3 yrs now and have had no problems. What a great car!! At a 110mph was very smooth!
Good acceleration for a 4cyl. Quicker than a lot of v6's I have raced
Here we go. I have a long story to tell about my MX-6. I bought this car from the Mazda dealership I worked at 7 years ago for $2000. At the time it had 82K on it. I put a clutch in it then because it was slipping a little. Prob why it was traded. That was 116K miles ago. I still drive this car as my daily drive. I average 35 mpg. Some highway and some rural/city driving. I can't seem to bring myself to get rid of it. This is the best car I have ever had and I still enjoy driving it every day. The body has some rust but mechanically it is sound. I'm thinking about getting a new Mazda3 but prob won't get rid of my MX-6. I'm going to drive it until the repair bill is too much to handle.
The best thing about this can has got to be the fuel economy. You hear new cars boasting about 30mpg. If I only got 30 mpg I would think something was seriously wrong with my car. Every day for the last 7 years when I have turned the key it has come to life.
The only improvement would have been better adhesive for the door carpet. I have to glue it back on every so often. Not a big issue. I hope everyone out there can one day have the same kind of experience with a car that I have with this one. It's the best. Thanks Mazda.
Got this car in 2002. Since then the transmission has been rebuilt/replaced three times. Overheats often. In the last two years the car vibrates and shutters terribly when in idle, especially if the AC is on. I've easily spent more money on repairs than I spent on buying the car to begin with. Never thought I'd say it, but this car has me missing my '87 Nissan Stanza.
Good gas mileage.
More cup holders. Only one in the entire car! A functioning transmission would be nice.
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.