I bought this car when it was 4 years
old. I take good care of the car but
I've had to replace the CV-Joints,
transmition, exhaust manifold, the
motor mounts, and trans. mounts. There
is also a lifter in the engine
knocking. In the past 9 months I have
put over $3500 into this car. The car I
traded in for this was also a 626 and I
drove it until it had 160,000 w/o doing
ANY major work. Mazda's quality has
sure gone downhill!
The sporty look for a sadan and getting
30+ miles per gallon on highway driving.
Needs longer lasting parts...Mazda
parts are extrememly expensive!