good money spent
By Kinetica7 on
1993 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
You can expect to be skeptical when buying a car with 175,000 miles, but 2 years later, and at over 200,000, I am very pleased. After only one exhaust repair and a tune-up. This machine still starts, runs, and drives good. Acceleration is good for a 4 banger. Interior is nice and comfortable. Cruise work fine (most of the time). AC needs recharged but has to be converted to the new R-13a system so I don't fool with it. Engine does some different ticks, one especially bad when car idles for more then 5 minutes. Window switches will stick eventually, and wear out motors; beware! Other then these small things car was well worth the money spent. I would recommend for new drivers. Very easy to drive.
Interior, acceleration, power steering is tight, easy to drive, cruise, tachometer. Acceptable gas mileage.
Fix valve ticking and get stronger oil pump. Car alarms work better if they go off for bad people and not the owner. Suspension could definitely be stiffer. Automatic transmission means the car is supposed to have an idea of what gear to be in when accelerating.