Great looks and handling but not the most reliable
Perhaps the one I bought used was a bit of a lemon but it ended up costing a lot of money in repairs. Every time it went into the shop, which seemed too often, it was about $1,000. The other thing I would fault was that the revs seemed too high at highway speeds for a 2.5 V6 manual. I figured the very good acceleration for a 165 hp engine was due to a lower final drive gearing; however, this resulted in higher revs than expected (over 3,000) at highway speeds giving only about 30 mpg. By comparison, an 83 Camry I had used to cruise at 2,500 revs and deliver around 40 mpg. On the positive side I loved the styling and handling which for a front wheel drive car was extremely good, with very flat cornering and almost neutral handling. I would buy another one just to see if I'd had a somewhat 'iffy' example the first time around because, despite the negatives, it was a blast to drive; however, they stopped making them over 20 years ago at the time of writing so any current examples will have a lot of kms and wear on them.
Most agile car I have driven.
Almost a classic 22 years old now. She is still a fun car to drive anywhere. I'm sure the cruise control has saved me money on speeding fines too.
MX6-LS is Very Reliable Car - Still Fun To Drive
I purchased this car used, and have put over 70,000 miles since then. It has a 5-spd with the 2.4L V6, ABS, sunroof and leather interior. Very fun to drive, even after having it for several years. This car handles extremely well, with newer tires. I've kept the maintenance up, replacing the water pump, timing belt, but the engine is very reliable. New brakes and calipers installed at about 110K miles. I had a broken spring in the RF suspension, so I had a complete new spring/shock set installed. This lowered the car about two (2) inches. With over 130,000 total miles the car needs new paint. But I'm impressed how much fun it is to drive.
Cool nice car!!!
Very nice and great on gas and its pretty fast too! I like that i am able to drive the car with out worrying about gas. Also the car is cool, i get alot of comments about this car.
"A very reliable car for ne1 to own"
I like the accelleration in the vehicle. It is very peppy motor and the vehicle would impress the type of people willing to drive it. The two door mazda has great handling and will stick to the corners at excessive speeds. The interior is very comfortable and sporty. The leg room could be improved in the back seat but, would demote the integrity of the vehicle.Remember this last but not least comment. THIS VEHICLE IS NOT!! FOR THE TIMID!!! Thank You for your time.