Australian vehicles were almost always equipped with the 2. The car also had three exclusive special paint colors and a cream leather interior sporting gold pin striping. However, the person I sold the car to started having problems with the car. During the 1988 to 1992 model years, U. This is such a wickedly fun and at the same time civilized and refined automobile.
Something that really sold me on this car, along with the timeless styling, were the seats! But I had a bigger problem to deal with… what would I tell my parents? Keep in mind I was dead broke and living at home. The air conditioning has been converted to R134 and benefits from a new compressor. We had my car towed to his house to where he helped me take out the transmission and replace the clutch. Rust has become apparent around the top of the front windscreen and near where the front suspension mounts onto the chassis. I bought the car because it was a nimble machine, almost like a grasshopper.
Cars produced for the North American market were categorized as A-variant models. Anyhow, this thing just keeps on getting better and better. It had a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission and was set on the same chassis as the 636 coupe that it replaced. For a 13 year old sound system it works great and sounds awesome. Yes Review Date: 2nd April, 2006 As of posting this report a month or so ago, I've gotten to know my 6 better.
Also, I've had the driver's leather seat repaired and the interior now looks pretty much mint. Don't Know Review Date: 25th April, 2006 Faults: Distributor died at 120000kms, bought full Mazda replacement at exorbitant cost to my hip pocket, only for it to fail again 2 years later at 180000kms. Help from a Great Friend I had a friend in one of my Engineering classes at that time who offered to help me out. The car was economical to drive, ranking 20 to 26 mph for city driving, and 26 to 34 mpg on the highway. This generation was available in several trim levels, which differed depending on the market in which the vehicle was sold.
The seller has changed the oil, filter, and spark plugs within the past 200 miles. The engine was the same as the U. . I took it to a smog technician that said it had failed smog, but then made some adjustments to get it to pass. My solution was to just keep the car in this parking lot and walk over to work on the car whenever I had time. Cars produced for the North American market were categorized as A-variant models.
Front suspension bushes had cracked causing knocking noises through the floor, it took three shops to work out what the problem was. The car is finished in Vintage Red, and according to the seller it has never had paint or body work. In October 2018, three dents were removed via paintless dent removal. New Zealand received vehicles in either European or Australian specification, selectable on order. Front windscreen is prone to cracks, and it generally doesn't take much work to crack it.
It had a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission and was set on the same chassis as the 636 coupe that it replaced. I have never owned such a powerful car. Yes Review Date: 5th April, 2006 Faults: Since I just purchased the car, nothing has gone wrong under my ownership. These, I can fix myself and save a bit of money. I sold the car to a friend of a friend for a grand, but told him I would get the car smogged first. Model year 1993 Year of manufacture 1993 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 2. Drop a gear and floor it and the car blasts ahead.
General Comments: This car with its factory racing style seat is great in the corners. Like the engine, the suspension and chassis grip the road with tenacity, but also give a taut controlled ride that is not jarring. It was based on a series of futuristic sports compact concept cars of the early 1980s. The early models were designed around the looks of some futuristic concept cars from the early 1980s. The clutch is buttery sooth and once one gets used to the heavier shift linkage, quick, precise shifts can be done with ease.
Even being 13 years old the body has no visable rust. It was a large coupé, based on the platform, and was powered by the engines. It was released in three distinct variants worldwide, known as A-spec, E-spec, and J-spec, which relates to their destined markets — U. It's been to the moon and back, I've been everywhere with that car since I bought it after my first car which was brand new suffered loss of brakes and caused an accident. Have replaced the front windshield three times, had have retired to the fact that the next crack will stay there. I start doing regular maintenance items still in the commercial parking lot nearby my house. I lived with my brother who helped me as I made the transition to a new home.
The seller indicated that the car was running, but could not get it into gear. The factory parts and are included in the sale as shown in the gallery below. My transmission ended up locking up as I was getting home one day and I had to take it into a shop to get replaced. Above these speeds, the rear wheels move in the same direction as the front, meaning control during high-speed maneuvers such as lane changes or cornering was improved. July 2018 This version was also released in 1991, and is very similar to the E-spec as they are built in the same place , but with minor changes. Continuing Maintenance at Home After replacing the transmission, the car finally is drivable and I get it home. General Comments: I have always wanted one of these cars, and when the opportunity came to snatch one up at a super low price, I couldn't resist.