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almost like having a free car
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By Glenn {eters
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Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

13 and a half years and 178550 miles--
this car still starts every time. It's
called the Mazda miracle; no matter how
bad the car looks, it will always
start. Would you believe 32 miles to
the gallon in suburban commuting
(manual transmission). This vehicle
still has its original engine,
transmission, clutch, exhaust. At
$12000 purchase price new, it works out
less than $1000 per year.


Best Features

14 inch wheels: I can buy 4 tires for what someone with 16" wheels pays for just one.


Worst Features

Cupholders were conspicuously absent. Later 626's had airbags--much better than the motorized belts


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Best Car I've ever owned
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By Jerome81
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1990 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

Thats right, I've had this car since it
was brand new. Picked it up for
~$11,500 in 1990. 5 speed, ac,
cruise. This is the most reliable,
costless car I've ever owned, including
several Hondas since 1990.

35mpg.
Acceleration decent. replaced CV
joints at 100K miles and AC fan at 120K
miles ($80).
original clutch. routine maintenance
only (brake pads, timing belt, oil,
etc). Seems to have another 100K+miles
left.
Straight up the best car I've ever
had. Just a jewel of a car.


Best Features

Reliability. Build Quality. Fuel Economy.


Worst Features

Its old. i got cheap tires on it, but the car leans a lot in turns. Really isn't fun to drive (was in 1990 for a family sedan).


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The most Reliable car
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By mazdagirl
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1990 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

I have never had to put a dime into
this car other than routine
maintenance. It is over 13 years old
with 140,000 miles and its just as
reliable today as ever. I highly
recommend this car.


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reliable
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By batxel
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1990 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

I would say this is the most reliable
thing on the planet earth (manufactured
in japan). There's only been small
things that had gone wrong with the car
that could be done myself. The radiator
started leaking at 145,000 and bought a
new one did it myself (extremely easy to
do). It also burns a lot of oil. I beat
the hell out of this car and its still
running I was able to get it up to 115
mpg with a/c on so the car is very fast
with 115 hp rating. Its also good on gas
and has excellent acceleration for a
5-speed 4-banger. It now has 167,000
miles and it runs quite and doesnt shake
at all. Will this car ever die?


Best Features

Engine & Transmission


Worst Features

cup holder


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Very Reliable Car
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By JetJock
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Vehicle

1990 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

Mine is actually a 1989 Mazda 626,
however they are virtually the same
car. The only real difference is the
steering wheel and the rear tail
lights. This car is as reliable as my
Golden Retriever. I did change the
radiator, both drive axles, starter,
the air conditioning compressor, and
repaired the clutch master and slave
cylinders. The clutch is original.
Overall not bad for almost 200k. Much
of the work I was able to do myself
for not much Mooolaa$$$.


Best Features

Very good fuel economy, 26 city up to 35 on the highway. The car still has great acceleration for a four cylinder. Rear split folding seat that open up the cargo volume.


Worst Features

They could have used better paint. Paint is the only thing that is not in good condition.


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