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Reluctantly offering for sale my 1994 MX-6 LS, that we call "Ruby".
I purchased this car new from a Mazda dealer in the Fall of 1993 and have happily owned her since then. I have the original window sticker,Manuals,and all misc material from when she was new (Bill of Sale,etc.)
She now has appx. 171K miles...most of these were highway,going back and forth to my house in Kingston,NY from my Apt. in Riverdale,NY.

The car is in excellent shape...whenever she needed anything,she got it...usually from a Mazda dealer or myself or a prof. shop.
After breaking her in with mineral based oil,I have used nothing but Mobil 1
full synthetic every 5K.

She has an automatic transmission, all the LS features (sunroof,leather,electric drivers seat,etc.) Her interior and exterior are in excellent condition.She lost reverse gear on her original tranny just after her warranty was [email protected],I had a Mazda dealer replace it with a new factory transmission (I have all paperwork to document it) This was a more recent upgraded tranny,and has been very reliable now. I have it Powerflushed every year(complete trans fluid flush and exchange-new fluid). I have a good set of Blizzaks (205-55 15) on her original alloy wheels,and an almost new set of Falkan Ziex ZE 512's on a set of Mille Miglia A3-Tristars (which are 1/2 inch wider than stock and are of the proper offset.) I have the FACTORY manuals,(both books),and the Mazda oil filter removal tool(s) for both the old and new style oil filters. I have installed a Pacesetter stainless steel oversize cat. converter(higher flow) and a Borla stainless steel cat-back exhaust system.This system sounds great,and adds about 5-7% HP and Torque increase bringing it to about 176 HP and Appx. 172 ft/lb. of torque and has slightly improved her gas mileage as well...maybe 1-2 mpg.The Borla SS cat-back exhaust is guaranteed for a Million miles,of course.(In writing!)

She has the factory sunroof wind deflector and extra arm-rest/storage compartment. I just had a set of PowerSlot front rotors(brake discs) installed(Dec. '07) and a set of EBC "Red Stuff" ceramic brake pads. I just had the rear calipers replaced(both) and new rear disks and ceramic brake pads installed.(Aug.'07) She NEVER has any problems passing NY State Emissions tests(a rather stringent State test that uses the California Standards AND the NYC Standards...probably THE most difficult to pass emission tests of all.I have her NY State-Certified Emission test results for several continous past years.

I regularly treat her with Chevron Techron to keep her injectors,etc. clean.

She has a new(Nov.2009) radiator and thermostat,her water pump and timing belt was also done recently.Her paint is excellent,her rear and front bumpers were professionally repainted to remove minor road nicks,stone dings,etc.
If you look at the pics in photobucket.com(Link below)you can see that her paint is in great shape...her shine is like a mirror...you can actually see reflections of clouds and lights and things in her paint in some of the pics...probably because I washed and waxed her regularly,and had any scratches or chips professionally repainted and clearcoated every year or two by JR Autobody, in
Kingston,NY...a very good body and paint shop.

I have installed a Fumoto Oil drain valve to replace the oil drain plug. This is a hollow stainless steel ball-Teflon coated. You turn the lever and the oil drains. You flip it back,the spring-loaded lever locks back in position and the vavle is shut. NO more unscrewing and rescrewing of the drain plug! The valve has a nipple on it to attach a flexible plastic drain hose so you can just reach under her,slip the hose on,put the other end in an old antifreeze 4 qt. container,empty windshield washer fluid jug,etc; open the valve and drain the oil into it. Pull off the hose,flick the valve shut and your done with the oil draining. You don't even have to lift the car.

I also have a TRANSDAPT dual oil filter relocation kit,new in the box. This lets you relocate the oil filter to an easier to reach spot,like the firewall,etc. it increases the oil capacity by about a quart,and gives much better filtering(two oil filters in line.).You can also get a single filter adapter for this kit if you don't need two oil filters. I have not yet installed this kit,it is NIB and also goes with the car,so you could put it where you want.Comes with all parts,hardware and instructions. With the oil drain valve and the filter relocation kit,oil and filter changes are fast and easy,WITHOUT jacking or lifting the car up.(Part of my plan to make life easy!) :)@)

She rides and drives wonderfully. Her trunk is lined with blankets to protect the carpeting. Her carpets(F &R) are almost new---recently replaced with a set purchased from an MX6.com club member-a NLA factory set.Those carpets are protected by new WeatherTech rubber floor mats,tan color...great in the winter.

I love this car and HATE the idea of selling her...I have treated her like i wanted to keep her forever,as that was my plan.

There is only one car that I like better,and that is a Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (convertible.) And that's why I am selling Ruby...I just got(Dec 17,'07) a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S convertible-same color scheme as "Ruby"...(Ruby Red exterior-Tan interior.)

Now,I don't want any "trouble " or jealousy between Ruby and my new baby("Portia"),so i am offering Ruby for sale...to a good home.

I am asking $3900 for her,and she is worth it. There are about 58 pics of her on photobucket.com,showing both the interior and exterior.,and some of me,Portia,etc. The Mazda pics follow the others ,so you can skip ahead to get to them if you like.The album is"oceanbioroy",but the link below will take you to it.

Both cars are garaged here in Riverdale,NY.,and you can see her and test drive her, and i can put you in touch with the local specialist shop that has been maintaining her for me for the last few years,if you want to talk to the Tech.

If you want an excellent MX-6 LS that is unmodified,with the exception of the Borla SS exhaust and the removal of all the Mazda badges and emblems and prof. filling in and painting of the attachment holes,etc.(I like the original pure design)-then contact me. [email protected].

Oh,and she comes with an ESCORT radar detector with a built in 12v power line from the overhead light console,so there are no wires hanging down or in the way. I'm sure there is more that I have forgotten to add and will think of later,but if you are interested,get in touch. I don't want to keep paying for 2 parking spots,etc.. She has her winter Blizzaks on now,the other wheels and tires also go with her,of course.

I even have a TomTom Nav system with all mounts and software,carry case,European plug adapters,etc., which I can part with for a "nominal" sum for the buyer...this is a great system...very accurate,very intuitive---easy to use.
I won't need it,as the Porsche has built in Nav.

This MX-6 has been the best car I've ever owned...up until Dec. 17,2007 when i got the Porsche,and if the MX-6 was a convertible,I wouldn't have gotten the Porsche and would be keeping Ruby forever!

Contact me if you are interested in Ruby. She's a great car!

[email protected] or leave me a message here(email is faster,though)









 

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Oh,yeah...I just remembered.

I just had an all new Mazda factory ignition wiring harness(Blue wires) installed...(sparkplug wires and boots,distributor wire,etc.) and a new Mazda distributor cap and rotor. -The old cap and rotor were the ORIGINAL ones from when the car was NEW,and still working OK, (amazingly!)...I just thought I might get a little better gas mileage. The best gas mileage I ever got was when she was about a year old and I was returning from a trip to VA...traffic was slow,and we traveled for maybe 150 miles at 55-65 mph. She got 33.2 mpg! Average gas mileage now varies from 23-27mpg. or a bit better,depending on how much is local and how much is highway,how much is idling,etc. I always use premium(93 octane).

I have the old wires,cap & rotor...you can have them as "spares",if you like.

I also had a new underside(plastic) splash guard installed(passenger side) this past summer...(old one had a small crack in it)

And I have all the removed Mazda emblems,etc. which also go with the car.

I have a Log Book with all the work done on her since NEW, and all the gas fill-ups, (Amount,Brand and octane!) and the date and mileage when filled,when work was done,etc., and most of the original receipts for the work. Like I said...I love this car and treated her right!
She only goes to a good home!
 

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PPS: Wait,there's more!
How could I forget Ruby's new Covercraft Blokit 380 car cover? Breathable, waterproof in or outdoor cover-protects against dust,UV,heat,rain etc. Comes with a nylon dufflebag for storing it and a cable and lock to prevent theft of cover.
AND it's guaranteed for 3 years! \(^@^)/
 

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One new addition in Nov.2009...a set of Custom Made genuine sheepskin seat covers(full coverage,front, rear and sides of the front seats). These are still NIB,have not installed them yet. They come with complete installation instructions and a tool to help install them. These were pretty expensive...like $500! But they do solve the problem of freezing your butt on cold winter days or frying it on hot summer days when you first sit down.

They are a honey beige color that looks nice with her tan leather interior and they should prevent wear on the seats...sheepskins last like... years. Ask any sheep! :)@)
 

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Update: 12/31/2010:

Ruby received new Blizzaks (WS60) for Christmas, 2010 and they are mounted on her original (Mazda) alloys.

I am again considering selling her, probably this coming Spring.

I am getting tired of taking care of 2 cars, when I only need one. She now has appx 175 K and is running and looking fine. Will be asking around $3500, including the other alloys/tires, built in Escort, Mazda Factory Manuals and the other stuff previously mentioned (now also including FULL coverage genuine top -quality sheepskin seat covers, which cost $500 + ).
[email protected].

Happy 2011 to all MX-6 enthusiasts !
 

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Is this car seriously still for sale?! If so part that thing out, i'll take half that car right now! Nobody on earth has maroon body parts, and damn sure not in that good of condition. Nice car though none the less...
 

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If this were a manual, I'd be all over it. Good luck with the sale, she's one of the most beautiful and prestine Mx6's I've ever seen.
 

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Thanks for your kind words!
Ruby is still for sale but will not be parted out.

It does surprise me sometimes but she still turns heads after all these years. But most MX-6's do...IMHO, one of the best looking cars ever made. Classic beauty never fades.
 

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Updaate: 11/21/15

Well, I finally got around to installing the sheepskin seat covers. They look great and feel really plush!

Warm in winter and "cool" in summer...

Also installed a new set of (OEM) blue spark plug wires and connectors.
 

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So, wait...You never sold it...Original post was in 2008??
 

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Yep, never sold her.

My friend Ray wanted to buy her for his daughter who had just graduated college and we agreed on $3500, but when it came to the day to deliver the car to him, I drove over (having heard from his new (2nd) wife what his daughter did to the last couple of cars he got her) and I just couldn't sell her to him, knowing what was likely going to happen to her.

(His daughter destroyed the last two cars he gave her).

That's what happens when Daddy buys you cars and you don't have to pay for them yourself...at least in this case.

Couldn't stand to see Ruby destroyed by a spoiled kid who couldn't give a s**t about her.

So I kept her, and now I DON'T have buyers remorse or wish I never sold her and dream about her (like I still do about my old TR3A or my BMW 2002 or my Fiat 124 Spyder or my 1950 Ford Convertible or my 1965 Caddy Coupe deVille).

Yeah, people do dream about cars they loved...
Oh well...

Nice to still have both the 911 and Ruby. They seem to be getting along OK... \(^@^)
 

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UPDATE:
Over the past year (2020) Ruby has gotten: New brakes (rotors, pads), New Struts, (KYB, includes new shocks)
her wheels have been trued and RoadForce balanced, she has gotten new spark plug wires, spark plugs, distributor cap & rotor. She has also gotten a set of new tires, (Nankang NS-20 Performance Radial Tire - 205/55R15 88V ) an oil change & filter, (Mobil 1 10-W 30 Full Synthetic) a brake fluid flush & replacement, coolant replacement (PEAK PXAB53 Antifreeze Coolant ) and a complete NuFinish "waxing".

I also had all her (dashboard) lightbulbs) replaced with 'long-life" units. ALL of them.

She also has had her headlights replaced with LED units this Fall. (They are incredibly powerful-so much better than the halogens-get them if you can!)

I am happy to say she is looking good and running strong. And still getting along OK with Portia (911 Carrera S Cabriolet) ... although I did install a new Diehard AGM battery in Portia yesterday...let's hope Ruby doesn't find out about that (even though she got a new AGM battery herself about 3 years ago).

The AGM battery I just replaced in Portia lasted almost seven (7) years...more than twice the usual life ( appx. 3 years in my experience). So, somewhat more cost effective than buying 2 new non-AGM batteries in that same time period.

Her battery wasn't dead...just not holding it's charge long enough. Didn't want to push my luck, though.
I replaced it with a Diehard H7 AGM battery...today (1/13/21)

Her sheepskin seat covers continue to protect from heat and cold...and feel mighty nice. :) @ )

I will continue to update info on Ruby from time to time. She now has about 186,000 miles...still NOT burning oil or having problems. Ruby has been one of my most reliable and durable cars...as well as being great looking!

Best wishes for a safe and happy 2021 to all you MX-6ers!
 
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