Mazda 626 Reviews from Belgium

1991 Mazda 626 LX 1.8 petrol (runs on LPG)

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol (runs on LPG) Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired179000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres

Summary:

Comfortable low budget transportation

Faults:

Since the car was in my possession, nothing has gone wrong yet.

General Comments:

For it's age the car still looks and handles very well.

Not a trace of rust yet! (Belgium is a rather rainy country)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2001

1995 Mazda 626 1.8

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres

Summary:

Comfortable, reliable, better than the current model

Faults:

Nothing at all. Very reliable.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car and nice to drive.

Engine feels powerful and tourqey for a 1.8 L.

It has a much better suspension than the current (1998-) model which is too stiff.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2000

1998 Mazda 626 TRsi 2.0

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing at all after about 40,000 KM (+-25,000 miles). Very reliable.

General Comments:

Very nice car, extremely well built and spacious, big boot.

Suspension too firm for a "family car" but replaced for free by Mazda (4 softer shock absorbers). The auto air conditioning should be standard on all models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 1999

1991 Mazda 626 2.0 diesel

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Contact measuring water temperature.

1 Cardan rubber.

Battery (after 7 years and 190.000 km).

General Comments:

Positive :

- Very high reliability.

- Great small luxury things like light for contact, light inside going out slowly...

- Good behaviour on roads.

- Not rusty yet.

- 200.000 km without real problems!

Negative :

- Rather thirsty, certainly compared to speed perfomance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

3rd Sep 2001, 14:09

I have made this comment 3 years ago.

I'm still driving the same car, now having more than 300.000 km.

What went wrong between 200.000 and 300.000 km:

- Amortiseurs replaced after 250.000

- Alternator at 260.000

- Brake holders at the back at 290.000

So it's still a very reliable car!!

I liked it so much that our second car now also is a 626 diesel from 1991 as well. But with unknown kilometres (we guess it to have about 400.000 km).

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews