1993 Mazda 626 GLX 1.8i fuel


Total reliable and practical


Clutch replaced at 150000 km.

Handbrake is unpredictable.

Nothing unusual.

General Comments:

1.8i engine is too small and too weak for this car.

Fuel consumption is great. In the city it takes up to 9 L/100 km and on a highway (90-150 km/h) it takes 6.5-8 L/100km.

There is a lot of room for the driver (I'm 185cm) but not enough legroom for the back passengers.

Handling is not perfect but the car is stable on high speed even on gravel.

Looks great even after 8 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2001

1986 Mazda 626 LX 1.6


Don't buy a > 10 years old Mazda!


Constant engine overheating problems, head gasket was changed two times.

The camshaft and all piston rings were changed.

Rear wheel bearings were changed.

Front brake discs had to be changed.

Electrical gadgets are failing - for example when a door is open the clock resets to 1:00pm, head-light beeper stopped working and so on.

All four shock absorbers were changed, and some other suspension problems had to be fixed.

Clutch disc has worn out.

General Comments:

I had lots of problems with this car, but mostly due to its age and mileage. When it starts falling apart, nothing can stop it.

Overall impression is still not so bad: it is a comfortable family car (although not much space for legs - newer models are better).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th April, 2001

25th Jul 2001, 10:53

The reason the clock sets back to 1:00 is because the 10Amp fuse called Room in the fuse box is bad.