This car has been a great car. I bought it with 145k on it and now has 245k. Of course you fix things as needed but all in all very reliable and cheap to run. Fun to buzz around in too.
My Best Car
I got my 97 626 in 2000 with 30,000 miles on it. I ran it up to 250,000 miles. When I sold it, it was still running strong. Keep up the maintenance on this car, and it will not let you down. I am looking for another one now. I miss my baby.
They don't make them like this anymore
I have had my Mazda 626 for 14 years and outside of replacing wear and tear parts (clutch, timing belt, ect), I have never had any problems with the motor. I have 256000 + miles on it and it still drives wonderful. I even take it on road trips. I've always used mid-grade gas and kept the scheduled oil changes and tune-ups. I love it love it love.