1987 Mazda 626 Reviews

1987 Mazda 626 GLX 2.0 Fuel injection 8v from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Fuel injection 8v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired315000 kilometres
Most recent distance316000 kilometres

Summary:

Fairly good, but not the best

Faults:

- I put a new clutch, pressure plate and bearing in it when I had bought the car as old clutch assembly was starting to slip.

- Water pump was also due for replacement at the same time, so I thought it was best to do that.

- Also replaced the cam belt while everything was apart, better safe then sorry, I say.

General Comments:

- The car goes alright in a straight line, although I swear I see the fuel needle drop when I put my foot down.

- It doesn't handle quite so good but I think the shocks are fairly worn as well.

- It drives very comfortable and has no problems with getting up past the speed limit.

- 1st gear - 55km/h.

- 2nd gear - 95km/h.

- 3rd gear - unsure, I was doing 140km/h and I think I was red lining in 3rd, but I may have been in forth.

- 4th gear - unsure.

- 5th gear - unsure.

I've heard that they go 170km/h+ but I'm yet to experience this.

- The gearbox doesn't seem the strongest, red lining in first gear makes it hard work to shift into second, but it's taken many wheel spins an roll backs since I've owned it :P.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2008

1987 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance293300 miles

Summary:

Best car I've ever driven!!!

Faults:

Alright not many things have gone wrong with this car.

When we got it the engine blew.

Seats have worn VERY badly.

That's pretty much all that's been wrong with it.

General Comments:

This car is very fast if you know how to drive it.

Very roomy and comfortable on long trips.

Not the most good looking car, but I like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2006

1987 Mazda 626 GLX 2.0 Injection from Poland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

Old, but excellent

Faults:

At 160,000kms I had to replace fuel pump because old one brokes (it was stock!)

Seals start to fails (I hear wind while driving)

General Comments:

Maximum reliability, I made 15,000kms and except fuel pump I do only maintenance. Quite comfortable. Small issues because of age, not because quality of made. I have light interior and it's still light! Car in very good condition. Bravo to engineers from Mazda!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2006

1987 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired204000 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Mighty Max

Summary:

Best car I've owned not to mention I only paid $300 for it

Faults:

The heater core was leaking when I purchased the car.

Clutch was replaced at 224,000 miles.

Heater blower motor failed at 230,000 miles.

General Comments:

This the second 626 I have owned.

This car is very comfortable for long trips. Driven from Seattle, WA to Phoenix, AZ three times in the last three years.

This not a performance car, but is by far the most reliable auto I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2005

1987 Mazda 626 LX from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 miles
Most recent distance201000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Never says die!

Faults:

Revived car from being parked for several months, seems to have very little of the seals left. Changed oil, and it blew a huge cloud of smoke for 2 weeks every morning.

Left strut blew out top of housing, repaired. Awaiting similar fate for the one on the right.

Voltage regulator went bad, blew up 3 batteries before quit listening to other people. Cost the price of the car (300) to procure new alternator and install. (I had to order one from halfway across the USA. No one has parts for this vehicle in stock anymore)

Clutch is going, I anticipate this will be what stops the car. Since the motor doesn't want to stop.

Rusty gas filler line. There's also a leak somewhere on the tank, it smells strong of gas when I top off the tank. (so I don't)

General Comments:

I love this car. It's old, but can still snap my head back. There's plenty of push-you-in-your-seat as you go up the transmission.

Great mileage, pulls between 30 and 35 mpg. Which is still better than a lot of new cars.

It's not pretty, but it's comfortable and drives very smooth. As long as nothing goes wrong with it (slipping clutch!), I anticipate plenty of time for me to save up to get a newer vehicle.

I've driven several cars over the years, and few have been as reliable and durable as Mazda's have been. This nearly 20 year old car included. It starts right up on the very 1st crank by the starter. I love the manual steering. You get a great feel for the road with that type of steering. I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 15 reviews