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.
14 inch wheels: I can buy 4 tires for
what someone with 16" wheels pays for
Cupholders were conspicuously absent.
Later 626's had airbags--much better
than the motorized belts