1984 Mazda 626 - 2.0L (FE) from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap car, cheap to run, pretty cheap to fix
Replaced a lot of the exhaust.
Replaced the radiator.
Can't afford to get the air conditioning fixed for the 3rd time!
Starter motor solenoid replaced.
It currently has a very small oil leak.
This is my first car, but I swear I am not biased about it. It's a great first car, but if I had more money, I would have bought a newer car. It's never left me stranded anywhere, the things that go wrong just slowly die.
I'd definitely recommend this model (perhaps the 87 though) to a first car buyer. It's cheap to buy, cheap to run, and I've found it cheap to fix. The parts are everywhere, because they are such a popular car.
If I'd had a manual licence, I would also have purchased a manual. The old automatics are really terrible, they stall when cold, and really don't know what they are doing. I think that's really the only problem I've had with the car.
Definitely worth a look.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2002