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Oldie but goodie
By Dave on 06/09/10 08:59 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Got my first one in 2002 with 120k on it, drove it for another 100k when the transmission finally crapped out. Liked it so much, I found one on eBay with 100k on it, bought it drove it cross-country (PA to CO) sight unseen and had zero mechanical issues with it. Had a timing belt fail about 6 months later, but other wise it's been great. It has a persistent oil leak (dunno where), and the A/C pooped out a while ago but that's pretty minor for a run-around/short-distance commuter car. I wish it has cup holders (tired of spilling beverages), but it still runs strong, no other mechanical issues. VERY pleased with the quality/longevity of both of these vehicles.
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This car is simply solid!
By autobahn5 on 09/22/09 09:06 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Hatchback

Review

I've had a wonderful experience using my car. It still stands solid after 12 years of use, almost on a daily basis (bought it used). It's my only car and I'm not even thinking of buying another yet. The AC is superb, the seats are well designed, has a box and tray apart from the glove compartment that allows the additional advantage of resting my right arm while driving. The car's speed is incredible at its age. It routinely shames several other car makes on the highways. Whatever the terrain, I'm never worried in my 626. Rarely develops faults. Just routine maintenance- change of oil, filter and spark plugs + flushing of radiator and AC condenser + regular engine cleaning.
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Awesome CAR!
By Rebwil on 08/10/08 08:33 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Best car ever! Runs with minor repairs: intake tube, clutch, air conditioning long gone, interior feel apart, but replaced it. Clutch problems lately, replaced radiator. Brakes several times. Leaks oil now, quart a month. Automatic seat belt and windows going. Still love it, and trying to hang on to it till it's twenty. Well worth the money!
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Fix the rear main seal!
By barbara on 02/16/07 07:55 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

Review

I have just replaced my loyal Mazda 626. Bought it in 1998 and it now has 178,000 miles. Really still love it but it has NO HEAT. Tried everything. The two major problem areas I have found are, 1) rear main seal. Every Mazda I have had leaks oil from the seal. Had this one replaced and it only lasted about two years and started leaking again. 2) Radiator. For some reason Mazda radiators develop leaks at the top where the I.D. imprint is. Car went through two radiators and I gave up. Otherwise I really loved this car and it was great driving, great handling and very reliable.
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very reliable car
By Bart Menayas on 01/30/07 23:21 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 GT Turbo 4dr Hatchback

Review

I bought an'89 Mazda 626 with an unbelievable 221,000 miles, and I've driven it to 320,000 miles without a single problem. It still drives great.
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Unbreakable
By ruppy70 on 11/18/05 16:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Hatchback

Review

My car was purchased by my parents new. I have driven it since 2000. I was an abusive teenager to the car when i got it with over 170,000 miles. It now has 256,xxx miles and runs great. Very little has been replaced. In the 5 years I have had it I have only had to change the original alternator and radiator. The transmission was replaced at approximately 200,000 miles. Aside from this the car is 100% original. Still runs great, with plenty of power and great MPG. The interior shows very little wear and looks great! I love the car! The fold down seats make the car very versatile. I have a '98 Escort ZX2 and prefer to drive the '90 Mazda.
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What a Gem!
By RogerH on 09/22/05 12:10 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

Review

My son bought this car in high school. I inherited it when he bought a Prelude in 2003. I use it as a commuter. Absolutely a great car! I have 148,000 miles on it now, purchased with 115,000. Of course, it required some repairs and I wonder if it is wise to spend the money. But the car has rewarded my decision by running and running and running. AC is ice cold, power windows, door locks, cruise control, intermittent wipers all work. I love zipping by all the SUV's stuck at the gas pump -- 23 miles per gallon city driving with AC. Love the 5-speed box. My mechanic who is a Chevy man said "Nice little car but don't tell anyone I told you that." This from a Corvette owner.
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Goes Forever!
By Ryan on 07/08/05 14:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Hatchback

Review

I bought this car when it had 213,600 miles on it, and it ran great! Even after driving it another 6,000 it was great. I read that this car often survives 280,000+ miles. When I was driving it, I felt like it had at least 100,000 miles less on it. I applaud the designers of this vehicle. Unlike some other car companies these days, Mazda designs their cars to last!
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Deeply missed
By Kate on 02/21/05 16:20 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Hatchback

Review

At 203,000K last week, someone totaled my car in a parking lot. What a loss! I was given this car at 140,000 miles from my boyfriend's father, and it was a great car for me. I used it extensively for work, and it was without fail reliable, fun (for an early-90's family car) and safe. I did have to put some work into it, replacing the original transmission, the radiator and a ball joint & axle shaft, but that was not much for a car this age. It was going to need some work soon on the emergency brake and the door seals, due to two New England winters. I'll miss this car.
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Great, reliable car
By rozzyr on 05/31/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

Review

I've had my 1990 Mazda 626 for the past 11 years. For the most part, I've only had to do maintenance like changing belts, oil changes, tuneups. I just recently changed the radiator which is good for a 14 year old car. The transmission is fine. The only thing I wish is that the exterior held up.
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