Future Classic: '93-'97 Mazda MX-6 LS – Autoblog

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Future Classic: ’93-’97 MX-6 LS

When the 1993 debuted, it made our hearts Here, finally, was a Mazda 2+2 combined all the fun of its predecessors while the remaining 80’s-era funk afflicted Japanese cars. Out the plasticky interior and stubby of the ’88-’92 model.

Style and for moderate money was always the of the MX-6, and the ’93 model it up a lot . Underhood was a rare (for the V6 connected to a manual transaxle. The was a timeless Berlinetta with a form and delicate flowing It looked less Mazda and Ferrari 456.

More nostalgia after the

The MX-6 also provided the for the excellent second-generation Ford While the Probe was good-looking in its own and the best sports car in Ford at the time, the MX-6 was a more overall package. The exterior elegant grace; Mazda’s managed to come up with a look that wasn’t as races, ten cents as the Probe. of the MX-6’s taut form are even today, in the shape of the 6.

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The MX-6 LS was the top-dog, stickering $20,000 and offering a spanking-new V6 and available with a stickshift. The 164 of the V6 may not sound impressive 15 years on, but the was humping four-cylinder wares at the Sure, some of them sporting forced-induction and putting more power, but the raspy of a four cylinder is no match for the aplomb a V6 can muster.

Weighing in at 2700 pounds, to 60 were in the mid-seven-second range. On perhaps, the MX-6 may not seem to add up, but a wonderful package to live in the everyday world. Punchy and a relaxed demeanor differentiate the from its rowdy contemporaries.

The MX-6 LS came pretty optioned, so it’s not like one will make you feel an orderly at a sports car nursing they’ve got most of the stuff cars today have.

knows chassis, and the MX-6 from cribbing the twin links from the RX-7’s The chassis stretch allowed the and compact V6 to be placed further to minimize understeer and keep sharp. The tricks worked, the did not hopelessly push its way off the road you wanted to get frisky.

Contrary to what you might the moderate (yet more adequate) power level hustle without fighting the helm or boiling the inside trying to power out of corners.

The MX-6 is a strange case. The that it’s been out of for a full ten years snuck up on us, and we seeing it. We’re not sure they all went, but they to be more …-owned than Probe cousins.

That bodes well for an MX-6 that hasn’t abused, or had some god-awful kit foisted upon it. The moderate price ensures a bargain now for a car still looks delicious, can performance to back up its looks, yet beat your … or wallet.

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