We purchased our 626 after reading in Consumer Guide that it was highly recommended year and model. We have really enjoyed driving this car. We get an honest to goodness average of 40 mpg. I drive it at 65 to 70 on the freeway and it handles well as far as I am concerned. It never burns any oil and I have gone to synthetic oil. I'm keeping it till it dies because we have been so pleased with it. It only has 122,000 on the engine.
Fuel economy. Heating and A/C work very well. Road handling is good. It is roomy inside and only slightly longer than my Ford Explorer.
I just wish they made 626's today. One of the best cars I have owned, especially for the low cost of purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one just like it