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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 7-28-18, 1:41 Thread Starter
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https://www.mx6.com/forums/1g-mx6-ge...ld-advice.html (F2T rebuild advice)
Damn! This car is 30 years old. How many people have one of these as their daily or even insured. It's been almost 15 years since I parted with mine. I have no clue how this forum isn't dead yet. It was a "cool" car but not a whole bunch of potential unless you have a thing for FF. Are these old enough that some might be GAINING value? I'm curious as to how the interior and exterior are holding up. I remember the intake boots were getting hard to find 15 years ago, what the hell people doing now? I also wonder what parts are hard to get and work arounds there are. If you remember me, great, I now live in Hermiston, OR. If you don't remember me, that's okay; I made a few posts back in the day.
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Well, I think the reason the forum is still alive is because of people like me, who just recently bought their MX6's. The cars are just passing down through generations, slowly.

But beyond that, let's take a more practical and logical approach to this! I think a lot of it has to do with these engines and the MX6 in general just being a reliable tank that isn't bad on mileage, but still looks fantastic (broke r32 GTR fanboys will attest to that). Not to mention it's only around 2500 pounds, shares many things with the Ford Probe, and still encourages you to drive spiritedly.

However, all of this doesn't mean the MX6 is a popular car by any means in the grand scheme of things. All in all this community is dwarfed by most others, if I'm being totally honest.

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Damn! This car is 30 years old. How many people have one of these as their daily or even insured.
Well.. Me! Fully insured at 337k on the odometer.
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I think there's an extremely dedicated few that will carry on the 1st generation hobby for the foreseeable future. And as mentioned there's newer members discovering the 1st gen cars and this site too. As far as the way these cars are holding up, I think pretty good overall, but that depends on the current and especially past owner(s) if that applies. From having a handful of these cars over the years, I can verify that they are in fact uncomplicated, overbuilt vehicles that perform well and still get decent and in some cases great gas mileage. They are far from perfect cars. But the fact they are usually quickly scooped up when they come up for sale is a very telling indication of the desire some have for the 1st gen cars.

Unfortunately, this site is getting is slowly running out of members as the cars get older, passions dissolve and others migrate to Facebook. I think I'll be until the place goes away, much like some of the other sites have. Heck, I'm probably older than most other members that have these cars. In that way and others, I am a dinosaur both from a technological sense and the cars I drive.


Panther, I remember you and the other now gone members that contributed tons to the history, maintenance and performance knowledge base of the 1st gen Mazda MX6, 626 and Ford Probe GT's. The good old days on this site are long gone now, for better or most likely worse for the hobby. Don't be such a stranger to the site!
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Actually I still have mine bought in 1989 still insured and drives like a dream
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Actually I still have mine bought in 1989 still insured and drives like a dream
you sir are my hero. If I was able to travel back in time....it would be to 1988 for a 626 gt sedan. GD is one of the best fwd chassis' Mazda made imho. H series. Turbocharged...and available in North America hahaha (struggled with the BG JDM life for a while lol)
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Damn! This car is 30 years old. How many people have one of these as their daily or even insured. It's been almost 15 years since I parted with mine. I have no clue how this forum isn't dead yet. It was a "cool" car but not a whole bunch of potential unless you have a thing for FF. Are these old enough that some might be GAINING value? I'm curious as to how the interior and exterior are holding up. I remember the intake boots were getting hard to find 15 years ago, what the hell people doing now? I also wonder what parts are hard to get and work arounds there are. If you remember me, great, I now live in Hermiston, OR. If you don't remember me, that's okay; I made a few posts back in the day.


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Actually I still have mine bought in 1989 still insured and drives like a dream
Very nice. I wish either of mine would look like yours.

Currently, my driveway looks somewhat like a 1st Gen MX6 graveyard. One car is a few weeks ( I hope ) from meeting its marker while the other one I'm hoping to have running very soon after a working on it the whole Summer. Unfortunately, I still have to find some parts and pieces to make some things better. The good thing is that this is the last major project I'm doing due to my age and the costs of parts, if they even can be found. What do they say, all good things must come to an end?
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