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 Post subject: 1993 TX5 Telstar
Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:25 am 
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Are these any good cars to have as a first? They're cheap and they don't look half bad. If anyone could get me any feedback that would be great thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: 1993 TX5 Telstar
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:42 pm 
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I've got a Mazda 626 wagon, its basically a Telstar with a bigger boot. Same 5speed manaul, same 2.2lt 4. Same suspension.
They go rather well, I was surprised. Its not going to drop everyone at the lights but she corners nicely, the little 2.2 has a good amount of power and torque and there is a fair amount of room in them.
Fuel economy, I filled up today from close to empty, it took 47lts and on that it did 550km (fuel light hadnt even come on yet).

They come out in Turbo, and a few rebuilt and heavily modified ones will do 11s. I have a turbo for one sitting in the garage, its pretty small but should do the job.

Mods are a bit think, not easy to find headers for them in Aus, but parts arn't too bad. All in all for a first car they're great.
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 Post subject: Re: 1993 TX5 Telstar
Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Headers can be bought from the US for the I4 or V6 Tx5's (V6 are later Tx5's). My g/f has a 88 Tx5 turbo, 5spd manual from a mx6 coupe (close ratio) and it really moves, handles very well for such an old car, isn't too hard to work on, plenty of power when required & avg of 10/100 economy, and my g/f doesn't have a light right foot.

A lot of the Tx5's have ABS brakes, which is a good safety feature for a first car. It's a good choice for a 1st car provided you find a decent one to start with.

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 TX5 Telstar
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Airmon wrote:
I've got a Mazda 626 wagon, its basically a Telstar with a bigger boot. Same 5speed manaul, same 2.2lt 4. Same suspension.
They go rather well, I was surprised. Its not going to drop everyone at the lights but she corners nicely, the little 2.2 has a good amount of power and torque and there is a fair amount of room in them.
Fuel economy, I filled up today from close to empty, it took 47lts and on that it did 550km (fuel light hadnt even come on yet).

They come out in Turbo, and a few rebuilt and heavily modified ones will do 11s. I have a turbo for one sitting in the garage, its pretty small but should do the job.

Mods are a bit think, not easy to find headers for them in Aus, but parts arn't too bad. All in all for a first car they're great.


Err wrong model

He's talking about the GE model 626/AX Telstar (1991-1996). Which came with 2.0L I4 or 2.5L V6.

You're talking about the GD model 626s, which ran from 1987-1991 (wagon model GV ran from 1988-1995)

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 TX5 Telstar
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:11 pm 
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THE ONLY PROBLEM THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS IS THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ARE UNRELIABLE AND TO GET A RECO BOX FROM A TRANNY SPECIALIST CAN BE IN THE 000'S OTHERWISE THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH UNSTOPPABLE :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: 1993 TX5 Telstar
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:35 pm 
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Just don't get an auto one, simple solution. The manuals are pretty tough, and if you break it, there's still a few in wrecking yards to buy.

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