Best Car Ever Owned
By Barbara in Alabama on
1992 Mazda 929 4dr Sedan
Bought as a 2nd car used w/30K miles on it. The styling and handling sold it. Drives like a sports car, but is a family sedan as well. All the bells and whistles, well ahead of its time. Brakes superbly balanced for no-dip panic stops, independent 4-wheel suspension, amazing performance. I have another car but can't stand to let this one go. Only major repair was replacement of the A/C and fan-clutch assembly, etc. Dealer repairs very expensive as are parts, but thankfully few have been required. Quite enough trunk space for family vacations. I only have 165,000+ miles on it now, but it still cranks immediately, gets 21 mpg but now burns a quart of oil per 1000 miles. Small tradeoff.
Styling, ease of handling, ride, braking ability, perfect mechanical balance of all systems, gas mileage, highly durable finish, quick starts, reliability. Among the 24 new full-sized/luxury American and import cars we've owned, this stands out as the most perfect on all counts.