The Mazda Xedos 9 is somewhat different from its other Japanese rivals. Although it may not have a prestige badge and Mazda has done nothing to get the Xedos better known, it is actually an excellent car.
With distinctive styling and excellent refinement,
what could be better? Well actually a lot of things.
In 1994 the car was sophisticated besides the BMW 5 series and any of its Japanese competitors, bar the Lexus, but over the years Mazda has done nothing to keep up with modern technology as times change.
Mazda cant even manage side airbags, whereas they are standard on the 626, nor is a rear 3 point seatbelt.
The model range is also sparse too, with just one model and 3 colours.
When put besides a 5 series, the Xedos 9 easily looks a hell of a lot smarter and slicker, even a little sexy with the large wheels and curvaceous shape. I never thought I'd hear myself say that about a Japanese exec! Even the LS400 by Lexus looks as dull as ditchwater and the Nissan QX- well my breath will be wasted on that.
Driving the Xedos 9 gets even better, excellent handling and steering is very poised at high speeds but on lowered models the ride quality suffers.
A car for people who dare to be different.
Superb all rounder,
Its just a shame Mazda don't make their best ever car better known.
Dom Law <firstname.lastname@example.org
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