1988 Mazda 626 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America
One of the best used cars I've ever owned
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket.
New oil cap for valve cover.
Paint is flaking off of engine hood.
Uses ~1/2 quart of oil every 2-3 weeks.
Sunroof pop-up tends to stick, but slide mechanism works great.
Radio and climate control dashboard lights are out.
In-dash digital clock works occasionally.
Lowest fan speed for heat/AC stopped working.
Had to replaced bolt for power window assembly on passenger side door.
I bought this car from my parents for $700USD when I was in a tough spot and needed basic transportation after my previous car went south.
Despite its problems, this car is working on ~150,000 miles of service and still starts and runs great.
I drive it ~50 miles/day to work and home, its no speedster, but it will get me to where I need in one piece with still 25-30mpg of fuel economy.
This is the second Mazda I've owned. The first was a '79 GLC wagon, and it was just as reliable and fun as this car. Mazda's rock, period.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2006