Sedan and coupé body styles were offered as before, with — due to demand — a five-door hatchback variant added. My 626 was tornado silver with red interior and was loaded with options. This is a very good car and comfortable too. In 1988, it was revised and sold as a mid-size automobile until 2002. Faults: The transmission went out at 107,000 miles. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of that when I bought mine.
These include: raised turn signal side markers vs the A-Spec flush mounted side markers, small fog lights with silver bezels vs the A-Spec full fitting fog lights, different interior cloth patterns, projector headlamps glass lenses , a 1. Power and Associates ranked it above industry standards. The very first 1993 Mazda 626 was assembled in on ,. The rest of the line got a new front clip with dual rather than quad headlights and an entirely new interior, and on the base engine meant 93 hp 69 kW. If you can afford it I recommend it.
Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. The four-door sedan offered plenty of room for five people, but the reduction in sales and poor reviews in 1999 brought a halt to its long production three years later. Quattroruote: Tutte le Auto del Mondo 1985 in Italian. The 626 was also sold as the in , and , but this has been replaced by the -sourced. It featured two body styles, either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan.
. The American Capella was updated and renamed the next year: the 1972 Mazda 618 had a larger 1. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. The taillight design was changed repeatedly over the production run. Front wheel bearings failed - these are very expensive.
The L used the 1. Laminated windscreens were now standard. It used the updated and some versions remained in production in Japan until 1996. The 626 replaced the and in 1979 and was sold through 2002, when the new took over as Mazda's large family car. Year of manufacture 1985 First year of ownership 1998 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 2. However, as most car reviews will attest, it was a bland vehicle with softer handling and fewer features than the 1993—1997 version. The diesel also benefitted from ventilated brakes up front and a variable ratio steering rack, to minimize the effects of the slight additional weight.
Even the trunk was fully finished with luggage tie down straps. It was now based on the along with Mazda's more upmarket and had grown enough to become a mid-size car. Easy to maintain being Diesel, but lacks power. Yes Review Date: 29th May, 2002. The 626, like the Capella, used in front with a four-link solid axle with in back.
Auckland, New Zealand: Accent Publishing Cnr. A small number of two-door coupés were imported built-up from Japan. Power and Associates ranked it above industry standards. The 626 was typically fitted with the 1. Don't Know Review Date: 25th October, 2004 Hi. For those of us who live paycheck to paycheck, you will go into extensive credit card debt for car repairs.
Even with 200,000km the Mazda looked and drove like a much new car and it was still dead reliable. Cruise control and electrical suspension did not work when I got the car and still do not work. In South Africa, where the Capella was assembled first by Illings and then by , it was available with the 1600 or 1800 reciprocal engines as well as the rotary. Engine was constantly throwing oil into the air cleaner housing, and also throwing it out of the dipstick shaft. I had to go to a wrecking yard to get a used carburetor to get the part off of. When I finally got rid of this car, it was emitting a 'whistling' sound - never solved that one. Designed to compete against Japanese mid-size stalwarts such as the , , and , the Capella would be succeeded by the Atenza in 2002.
Each generation Mazda 626 was labeled as a Mark Series with the first one beginning as the Mark 1 in 1979. During that time, it was one of Mazda's premiere family cars until it was finally succeeded by the Mazda6. North American 626's were again built by AutoAlliance International in , and had an entirely different body and differing engine options from 626's sold in the rest of the world. The car is over 25 years old so all those other complaints I've read are only obvious. In the beginning, the 626 was assembled in Hiroshima; as the car continued to increase sales, production moved to other parts of the world, such as Bogota, Colombia, and Flat Rock, Michigan.
It was the first and only rotary-engined car ever to be assembled in the country and was made as both a sedan, with manual or automatic transmission and a manual-only coupé. In 1990, the 626 gained motorized seat belts. The final facelift made a driver's side airbag an option for the buyer. The 626 line was facelifted for 1990, although mainstream Japanese production ended in 1991. Other wise it was a great vehicle and I was sad to sell it. There was also a 2.