1987 Mazda 626 LX 2.0 injection 8v from North America
A cheap and robust sedan
Automatic transmission went bad at 170000km. Very expensive to repair, I replaced it with a used one.
The valve cover gasket started to leak when I got the car. Still not fixed, it doesn't leak enough.
Rear shock mounts were very rusted when I got the car. I fixed it with metal sheet and metal screws, it's still holding on.
Rear shock are very worn, looks like a lowered suspension! ;-)
Very reliable 2.0l engine, always started even in the winter at -35 C, burns very little oil for its mileage.
Good highway stability, I often drive the car at 140kph and it's sleeping.
Fuel mileage is poor for a 4-cylinder engine, I hardly do more than 460km with a 60-liter tank.
Performance is average, 93 hp with an automatic transmission means it's no drag racer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2003