Last post on Apr 13, 2008 at 8:04 PM
You are in the Sedans
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Mazda MAZDA6, Mazda 929, Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#159 of 160 Re: Mazda 929 [mazdaclassics]
Dec 31, 2007 (1:42 pm)
As I am probably the only one in Holland with a very nice Mazda 929 (1988)
Two generations of the 929 were sold in the US (in small numbers) before being replaced by the Mazda Millenia (Eunos 9, Xedos 9). Both cars were very good, but neither found a sizable market in the US. Adding a Mazda9 could be done (since it was done before), but I can't imagine that the end result would be a spectacular success.
As for a comparison, the Millenia came with a 2.5L V6 (same as the 626 of the time) or a Miller-cycle 2.3L V6 (more horsepower than the 626, but not wildly more).
#160 of 160 Re: Mazda9 [dondilio]
Apr 13, 2008 (8:04 pm)
They already did it. It was the 929. It has a 3.8 Liter V-6. It's biggest problem was inavailability of parts via the normal outlets, (Almost all parts were dealer only, and dealer install only). Even the Parking brake pads (Separate from the service brake pads. It is RWD, and has twin turbos and great gas mileage (33 MPG on mine HWY, 28 City). That and the cheapie cable drives for the window cranks, and undersized motors on those cranks. Even came with a 6 CD changer by Panasonic!
Mine runs even after 268,000 miles, well built, just irksome on repair costs.