Mazda 626 Review from South Africa

2001 Mazda 626 2.0 4 cylinder. petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder. petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance117347 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

The most under sold car on the market

Faults:

I have not experienced any major problems.

The one anti sway bar bracket had to be replaced at 101 100Km. This is a common problem on the 626.

On delivery of the car it was fitted with Bridgestone tires these were very noisy, at 65 000Km I changed to Perelli tyres, the road holding improved, but the road noise remained.

General Comments:

As with all the previous Mazda 626 cars the engine only really started to preform after 65 000Km.

The dealer service is poor.

The costs of replacement parts high, a head lamp assembly sells at SA R1800,00.

The dealer principle cannot be contacted under any circumstance he simply will not talk to you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review