Review Mazda Xedos 9 (1994 – 2001) Used car

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Used Mazda Xedos 9 – 2001) review

FORGOTTEN KING

MAZDA 9 (1994 – 2001)

out of 10)

REVIEW DATE: 10 окт 2005

Covered: JANUARY 1994 TO 1998 – (2.5 V6 4DR SE]OCTOBER 1998-2001 – 2.3 CYCLE V6 4DR)

MAZDA 9 (1994 – 2001) CAR MODEL GUIDE

Accomplished a superb ride, high of grip and an invitingly cosseting make this the best luxury saloon you can buy new for less £30,000. Second-hand, that high initial depreciation and value ought to make it to ignore. But be prepared for a search there aren’t many

A Mazda what? That’s to be the reaction of the pub pundits when you them you’ve just a Xedos 9. With sales of a few hundred cars a year, guaranteed to have the only one in street and that rarity may well hold additional After all, who wants a BMW they’re everywhere?

Along with its smaller the Xedos 6, the 9 represented Mazda’s to break into the world of sporting saloons dominated by the of the aforementioned BMW. The brand quite achieved that aim bid to match Lexus in the States was a – but, with top quality and Mazda’s renowned the cars make excellent buys here in the UK. High depreciation makes the well-equipped 9 cracking value for money on the car market.

Early ones the regular 2.5-litre V6 engine are a bit but explaining how the unusual 2.3-litre Cycle engine of later works should keep the pub engrossed for hours.

HISTORY

The Xedos 9 followed the 6 the UK market a couple of years in early 1994. Initially a ‘standard’ version was offered automatic transmission but, six later, the plusher SE version Both have the silky quad cam, 24-valve V6 the 626 and MX-6.

The SE was dropped in 1995 barely a year on sale and the car was upgraded with leather walnut trim plus a control stereo with CD In October 1998, the intriguing Cycle 2.3-litre V6 replaced the engine and the Xedos 9 was given a facelift. Only one trim was offered.

The car eventually died in the UK in 2001.

WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY?

Mazda stylists originally 20 full-size clay models arriving at this graceful with its quietly original recalling the lightness and elegance of a Indeed, strip away a of the chrome and brightwork and the Coventry would rest easily on car’s sculptured flanks. The 2.5-litre V6 is a superbly smooth but not particularly economical.

If you can afford it, go for the 2.3-litre V6 Miller Cycle whose arrival coincided a minor styling update and interior. The Miller Cycle after Danish-born Ralph is quite a clever way of making capacity engines behave larger ones. At the beginning of the …, the inlet valves are later than normal, raises the capacity of the cylinder and power without affecting consumption. Clever stuff.

In case, thanks both to magic and the addition of a Lysholm the Xedos 9’s 2.3-litre V6 has been made to behave a 3.3, with power from 166 to 203bhp and torque an astonishing 35% to make overtaking a Yet the kind of appalling fuel you’d expect from a super saloon of this capacity simply doesn’t you should get close to 30mpg in day to day

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WHAT PRICE AM I LOOKING AT?

The 94L-registered 2.5 V6 Xedos 9 models from around £1,000 and all the way up to about £3,800 on 99T plates stock of 2.5s overlapped the 2.3 for a year or so). The plusher short-lived SE version commands a premium. Miller Cycle cars start at about on 98S plates and you should secure a 00X for £5,350, an excellent saving on the new price.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT

Only consider cars are immaculate inside and out with a (preferably Mazda dealer) history. There’s a lot of equipment so it all works and also look for bodywork and trim damage.

HOW IT DRIVE?

There’s a Jaguar-like about the ride, which smooth and unruffled progress almost any surface. The automatic (there’s no manual option) is not as impressive, inclined as it is to be somewhat in kickdown mode. Refinement and are, along with the exterior, Xedos 9 strongpoints.

body engineers originally set out to a structure that would the most rigid Europe had to So it is that the whole shell is reinforced. For noise suppression, was the benchmark, which meant all roof pillars with and developing a secret new sound-damping for the floor.

It works too; this is an refined car.

BY GRAEME

(based on a 1995 Xedos 9 approx. – exc. A full exhaust system is £1080 (inc. catalyst) and and rear brake pads are and £50 respectively. An alternator is £285 and a starter motor £235. While on the subject of the a complete headlamp unit is

When a major service is budget in the region of £600.

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