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1990 Mazda 626 LX Review
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Good Little Family Car — First family car after getting married. This little car was very comfortable to drive and handled extremely well for a four door sedan. Slightly anemic four cylinder engine mated to a five speed manual transmission gave excellent fuel economy and made it perform as well as could be expected. This car was fun to drive, despite the four-banger (I think about 115 HP) and was very dependable. We've tried to find used once since owning this - it would make a great car for our daughter - but they are difficult to locate.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Dependable, easy to operate, great visibility

Cons: none

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1990 Mazda 626 LX Hatchback Review
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Fun Car — i love this car but being a twin carby it is a little slugish its a solid built car interior is beautiful its expencive on fuel and loads of fun to drive its an oldie but a goodie best buy

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: its sporty

Cons: fuel costs

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1990 Mazda 626 LX Review
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Reliable Transportation — This has been a very dependable vehicle. I have managed to get 261k out of it. I recieved this car as a hand me down from my wife. I put over one hundred thousand miles after she threw it away. I replaced the clutch once, and a second time only because I let the transmission fluid leak out of the manual 5 speed transmission. If you have a 5 speed manual be sure to have the seals checked regularly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Started 99% of the time.

Cons: Power window regulators were not the best feature.

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1990 Mazda 626 LX Review
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The Big Blue Cruising Boombox — Big car for a first car, with good seats. Loved the bleu velvet seats and it was en easy car to drive. And with a big stereo in it it was really a cruising boombox. Shame someone stole my stereo out of it!!!

Pros: BIG blue velvet seats.. smooth ride and spacious loungy interior

Cons: Not the flashy car that would turn heads

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1990 Mazda 626 LX Review
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Looks Bad, Runs Fine — This car and i go a LONG way back. It was bought 4 days after my birth in fact. I feel it has more sentimental value than a car really should, but considering i started driving it around 12, it doesn't really surprise me. Today is different than its younger years; it has been through a totaling wreck, and around 5 years of baking in the sun. Its 2.2L I-4 gives it 100 or so hp, and I feel that it could have used more, but perhaps that is what the turbo option was for. It still gets around and i have been faster than the posted speed limit by a good margin on several occasions... :) Its handling is good, but not stellar. Its braking is superb minus a warped rotor. Especially considering what all it has been though. On the quality issue: It has always rattled its moon-roof, but it now has more squeakiness and other issues that come with age. Rust is also becoming a significant issue, as body rot is beginning to claim both rear wheel wells. My only mechanical issues that i have repaired that were somewhat significant was the pwr steering pump, the A/C compressor, and CV joints. Other than that, the car has 170k on it and still runs fine. It has been sitting in the sun, and the paint was peeling/ chipping on the hood, so i repainted it , but the rest of the car has little to no paint left. I would go as far as to say that it is borderline ugly. I get 23/30 MPG in this car, and maybe slightly more on the highway (i haven't been on a full interstate tour yet) and yeah, theres been some cost of maintaining it, but i think its nothing out of line for its age. Overall, this car is a fun little guy to drive, and it is going to be hard to give it to my bro when he begins to drive it to school

Pros: handles and brakes great, interior design is good and innovative, economy (23/30)

Cons: needs more power, could use better transmission (5th gear is to high)

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1990 Mazda 626 LX Review
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The Most Solid Car I Ever Owned — bought this with 160K had until 250K during that time only replaced alternator, wheel bearings, ball joints cat.converter+straight pipe+muffler and fuel injector chip. at 250 front end was bad (usual for Mazda)- but the car being old I decided not to fix it Considering relatively little investment over relatively long time I owned it I think it is so far the best car I had for the money. it was my rust fixing project as well (even though I could never conquer it completely i would manage to get it looking sharp for the summer) at 250K the transmission (mine was automatic) started to become problematic, did not shift well. between 160K and 200K car ran really well. the locks on the doors would freeze quite a few times during winters. At 250K a pickup track ended it's life :-(((

Pros: you'd spend about a $1000/year in maintanace

Cons: really none, other then that Sierra pickup that made it into 323

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Mazda 626 Reviews

Family Car By oscarcsales

like the handling on it. very good on gas and the style on it is great. convenient features like power seats, leather, auto swing air vents. great space for cargo and also second row. very good on gas... Read More

Very Comfortable, Reliable,great Looking By blkbox

My little Mazda is a midsize, front-drive, four-door sedan great for daily driving, and road trips. Sharp steering and handling, simple interior design, a 4 cylinder 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl engi... Read More

2001 Mazda 626 Reviews

This Car Is A Great Buy, You Wont Find Any Better For The Price! By ICAfrost21

Its a good car to buy for the price and the low amount of miles that has been put on it. only a year old brake booster, new belts, new tires, new fuel pump, a year old battery! Exterior is in amazing... Read More

Bam By Jonathan

Great on gas Still kickin' at 120,000+ miles and EVERYTHING STILL WORKS Tinted all around 2" Cat back purrs nicely 12"' sub Pretty cheap to maintain Lots of parts interchangeable with other mazdas/ fo... Read More

2000 Mazda 626 Reviews

626 Should Be 666 By Anthony

I bought the car with 100k miles on it for 4k and it lost a transmission cable which cost $130 to replace and then the engine blew three months after i bought it. this car was a complete waste of mone... Read More

Mazda 626 By Rachael

Bought this car for two grand and have had it almost a year. Haven't had hardly any problems so far. I wrecked it but it was easily fixable and it's used for a daily commuter car. Gas mileage is prett... Read More

1999 Mazda 626 Reviews

Other Than The Fact The Repairs Are Quite Expensive, I Love It. By Mazda1999

As far as the car's acceleration, braking and handling I don't actually know because I'm still doing some repairs to it (head gasket, fuel pump , brakes, etc.). The car did come with a fully equipped ... Read More

3500 By April

it has needed a few repairs, a new o2 sensor, needs a an exhaust pipe weld , a few rust spots the kinda came out of nowhere, ive had to replace the air intake boot....which was a pain in my a**! and i... Read More

1998 Mazda 626 Reviews

Mazda 626 By Tracy

I like the pep it had. LOVED the Moon Roof and ABS option. OK gas mileage. Needed LOTS of maintenance. Expensive car, I will not ever own a Mazda again. It was a good car, but I would never, ever w... Read More

626 By Jeremy

Day 1 = a plan old 98 Mazda 626, a car you see everyday. Last day I had it = Slammed, Mazda Millennium rims 17"s, 20% Tints, 20,000k H.I.D.'s, 2001 rear lights with new emblems and alot more. I tryed ... Read More

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