Bought it a year ago with 86k. owner
rebuilt transmission at that time.
Drove it out of state a few times.
now, at 108k, transmission fails.
After reading on the web, talking to
owners and mechanics, I find out that
it was a FORD transmission; 1994-97
626 transmissions have design flaws
moking them trouble or failure
Mazda dealers know it; mechanics
know it; most Mazda 626 owners are
suffering through it. A "junk
transmission" is their exact word. I
fixed mine at AAMCO (well know
national tranny place www.aamco.com )
for $1750 and they told me they did
something extra to fix the issue
permanently. Engine power slow.
roomy interior and comfortable ride.
Recall the transmission; too many
I dont think so. Have a 1996 626 LX
automatic fwd about 4 months, 93k
miles. After 3k miles, the transmission
is "shot". :-(
Needs replacement - cost $2500-$3000.
Car cost only $3500, am thinking of a
manual transmission for 2 reasons -
reliability of the manual transmissions
and i like manuals.
Runs great, acts like a sports car and
all. But not worth the money because
had to replace the cat converter($600)
and transmission now.
Shows that Ford(manufactures the
transmission) and Mazda are just not
companies worth relying for a
dependable family or fun vehicle.
Take my advice, advice, guys and gals
out there. JUST DONT BUY THIS CAR.
Acceleration, power, feel of sports car
with spacious look of family sedan.
Replaced two engines (one rebuilt) and
one transmission, 2 air sensors and
the entire exhaust way too soon.
Turned the car in with it's third
catastrophic power train failure with
only 90,000 miles. Very disappointed.
The inside design with nice....very
quality leather, excellent sound
need to completely redesign the engine
and tramsmission--big failure
I've had nothing but problems with it
since I bought it second hand.I've had
it for three years and I've had the
transmission rebuilt twice.I went to the
Mazda dealership about this problem and
he told me the transmission in the 96
wasn't worth a damn.I just got it back
from the transmission shop and a problem
that I've been having with it for the
past year has rsurfaced the engine light
keeps comming on and the car stalls
again I can't find anyone who can find
the problem, so buyer beware
Beautiful driving car when it works .I
like the interior and the comfort
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