1998 Mazda 626 ES 3.2 V6 from North America
The 1998 626 ES V6 is an absolute GEM!
Antifreeze/coolant reservoir replaced (68,000 miles).
Repaired oil leak (68,000 miles).
Replaced brakes (50,000 miles).
Replaced alternator (48,000 miles).
Replaced timing belt (48,000 miles).
It seems there is a huge disparity between the the ES and the LX in terms of reliability and repair history. This ES has been a pleasure to drive.
Even all these years later, the 626 ES handles beautifully, with fast, smooth response.
The extra cylinders make pickup and merging into highway traffic a dream. This is the peppiest car going.
Leather interior still looks great and seats are comfortable. Even though car cabin design has changed tremendously over the years, this model holds its own against the bells and whistles.
Bose sound system is like the day it was delivered and yields superior sound.
All in all, this car has been a pleasure to drive - I wouldn't still own it if it wasn't!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2010