1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L V6, DOHC 24 valve, mpfi from North America
Mazda needs to watch how Honda creates customers
Rear calipers (twice)
CV Boot (the clunking noise when turning)
Replaced bearings in left front wheel.
Only current problem: Check engine stays lit until the engine warms up. After that, it goes off and purrs. Codes indicate an airflow sensor issue.
Annoying issue: Every 626 to America has the radio antennae broken in the up position.
I like driving this car. It's fun and fast.
It's not been overly expensive to maintain and has been generally reliable, but my daughter bought a used 1996 Honda Civic with 165,000 miles and in two years has needed to change the oil and add gasoline to the tank. Honda even sent her a re-call notice on an emissions part and then threw in approx $500 worth of maintenance for free including:
Replaced the 02 sensor
Distributor cap and rotor
Spark plugs and cables
And – yes the emission part that might have caused her Civic some trouble.
All for a car that is over 100K and 10 years old!!!
Mazda – are you listening? I have not heard from you since 1994……………………………
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd August, 2006