SOTW: Mazda MX-6
Shed sends Riggers back to his childhood (cue wavy-line flashback sequence)
So without further ado let SOTW present the Mazda MX-6 - one of Mazda's forgotten sports cars and a much-underrated 90s coupe.
Now, I have a well-known soft spot for a bit of Japanese metal (anyone who knows how much money I ended up throwing at my old 200SX will tell you that), but the MX-6 holds a particularly dear place in my automotive heart. And for the oddest of reasons.
It was basically an organisation that allowed the teenage children to have a go at driving on private facilities (ie disused airfields) in the cars of their understanding/indulgent/ridiculously brave parents. I desperately wanted a go.
One of the lads featured in the article was a 15-year-old driving his dad's MX-6, and who reached speeds 'in excess of 100mph' when he took the author of the article for a ride-along. I thought he was possibly the coolest person on earth at that point. At the age of 10 I was impossibly jealous and, from that day to this, I have hankered after a go in an MX-6; something I've still not managed to achieve.
The seller isn't exactly forthcoming with information, but provided 'low mileage' means something sensible, this white GT seems like quite a bit of car for the money, with a decent spec count and a full year's MOT.
It might not have the glamour of an RX-7 or the reputation of an MX-5, but I reckon that, as a fast cruiser, this often-overlooked coupe is pretty damn cool. At least that's what my 10-year-old self would say...
Advert is reproduced below
MAZDA MX6 GT V6 2.5 24 V (1994)
a very nice Mazda MX6 GT In White
Full Black Leather interior
Electrics, Air Con, PAS, Alloys
Rust Free Example with full MOT
Huge boot, fairly decent space in the back, characterful V6, OK handling. Interior isn't going to win any design awards and you'll only manage 34mpg on a run with a light right foot being the downsides. As much as a 200SX is more desirable, if you're not particularly concerned with getting the tail out, the MX-6 is an interesting alternative. Let's just say the modest power output doesn't corrupt the steering response too badly.
Indestructible in Vallorcine.
does anyone know what the 200sx was like then, the one mentioned int he article?
Still, much better looking than the Ford with the embarassing name
BUT… and here’s my issue and it’s the same one I have with any remotely desirable middle of the road 80-90’s sheds and that is fuel costs.
I can cope with 15-20mpg if the car is worth it, but for me this just wouldn’t be which is a shame cause it is a nice car.
i do like these. as someone else said you'd never imagine the naffness of the probe was based on the same car..!
but it does make you think - if this is what an mx6 costs..how much can you buy probes for now..?!
£450! no note of mileage though