2005 Mazda 626 Review

2005 Mazda 626 Atenza 2.3L from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.3L Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon


Want to keep it forever


Nothing wrong yet. As a second hand import brought sight unseen, it has performed above expectations. Body tight and no squeaks or rattles. Biggest issue is with the radio, fitted a band expander but still cannot get the whole radio spectrum.

General Comments:

Very comfortable ride. Stops on a Dime, handles more like a sports wagon than a family car. The tiptronic gearbox gives the best of both worlds for control when driving. Hard to get the car away from other members of the family its so popular. Thank Goodness the children are leaving home soon. Very smooth and classic lines to the eye, looks interesting not drab like others.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2008

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review