1987 Mazda 626 LX

And here is yet another example of the Golden Age of Hatchbacks for you as I continue to flesh out that idea (full story coming soon, I promise).  Back in the days when many midsized, mainstream cars were available as hatchbacks, Mazda was a niche player like today, but turned out an impressive product nonetheless.

This LX model was the mid-grade of the series, with a base DX and upmarket GT also available.  As such, it was equipped with the finest of modern conveniences such as power windows and locks, lovely mouse-fur velour seating surfaces and surprisingly handsome alloy wheels.

The vaguely European styling was let down by very Japanese performance (for the time at least) – the 2.0 liter 4-banger was not noted as being a powerhouse, and the optional auto transmission did a good job of hiding whatever minimal performance potential the car had.

But in the long run, the 626 was a reliable and attractive option for mid-80s consumers who marched to the beat of a slightly different drummer.  This example is apparently rust free and looks to be in good condition (other than the blue interior plastics which have faded to a sort of blue green) and is available at Ocean Mazda in Miami Florida for $3,500.


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One response to “1987 Mazda 626 LX”

  1. Javier Alvarez says :

    Am from Colombia this rare mazda is my favorite one i want to have it for a very low price. the thing is if i have it i have to pay may be a lot of money to bring it here to Bogota Colombia.. down there is my email addres. thankas

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