Fun, affordable sedan
By larzmac on
2002 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Still running like a champ at 130,000 miles. This car has (still) a nice pick-up. It's a blast to drive with its rigid chassis and sporty suspension. Fuel economy for me has always been just sub-30, which is great. I live in an extreme climate, and the climate controls are very impressive. It handles (very) sub-zero temperatures well, just as it cools well in over 100 temperatures.
Quick, solid engine. Easily maintained & a pleasure to drive. More simple stuff: Powered center console. Big trunk, impressive stock stereo,
The car isn't made anymore. Still: I'd like the alternator to be more accessible, front cup holders moved, and rear ones added.