Mazda MX-6 Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey what's up guys?? Okay, here's the question
There's this kid Kevin in my school and he's a rich kid so his rents bought him a 99 Grand Am GT and I got a 93 MX6 LS...We both got Auto tranny's and I was just wondering, who do you think would win in this race? I can hit a 100 in 9 sec's...later!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,167 Posts
According to this site, the 99 Grand Ma GT is a 7.7-sec car to 60 and a 15.9-sec 1/4-mile performer. Not bad, but a few ticks behind a healthy 5-speed MX6 V6. But you've got the ATX which puts you solidly in the 8-sec 0-60 range and over 16-sec in the quarter.

Stock-to-stock, he'll probably beat you.

BTW, you say you can hit a 100 in 9 sec's. You must be talking about KPH and since 100KPH is a tick over 60 MPH, you'll be about a second off the pace of the Grand Ma. At least you have the satisfaction of (a) having easily the better looking car, (b) having the better handling car, (c) having the better built car and (d) having the classier car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,167 Posts
I just quoted a review I'd read. That site lists the tests as coming from Car & Driver (Sep-98 edition):

1999 Grand Ma GT Sedan (4-door):
0-60: 7.70-sec
1/4: 16.0-sec (no MPH given)

and from the Sep-98 edition of Motor Trend:
1999 Grand Ma GT Coupe (2-door):
0-60: 7.70-sec
1/4: 15.9-sec (no MPH given)

They've upped the power in the last 5 years. That same site shows a 1995 G/A GT doing 9.5-sec & 17.0-sec respectively, though it had the 2.3L Quad-4. Then again, the 1992 model did 7.5 and 15.9 with the Quad-4...probably the 180-HP variant of that rock tumbler.

Yeah, it's a respectably quick car but its structure is poorly done & wiggly, the suspension so wallowy and the drivetrain, frankly, so "unsporting" with the only transmission a 4-speed auto and around a 5000RPM redline. I should hope its as fast as it is with 3.4L of displacement!
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top