Tag: K8-DE

By on December 9, 2015

1992 Mazda MX-3 GS

Today brings Round Two in the “Obscure Project Car That Probably Should Be a Parts Car” series this week. Commenter dwford mentioned the Mazda MX-3 in reply to Monday’s Isuzu, and it reminded me that I haven’t seen one for quite a while as they were prone to rust and rice-ification.

Leave it to Mazda to bring another oddball engine to market in a low-volume sports car. What other company would build and sell a 130 horsepower, 1.8-liter V-6, especially when a four-cylinder engine with similar power was readily available? I thank the iconoclast engineers in Hiroshima for greenlighting the unique “K8-DE” powerplant.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • probert: So wear a mask indoors until facts that you want are known. Not really so hard. But yes masks work, and...
  • slavuta: Sputnik… you can have it with a trip to San Marino https://www.independent.co....
  • Inside Looking Out: Lui from BC, do you have any idea who Arthur Clarke is?
  • slavuta: Israeli health official defended so-called booster shots of COVID vaccines as medical companies have been...
  • mcs: you mean ““triggered and unhinged” resident know-it-all right wingers. They aren’t left.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber