Buyer beware ..do not buy
By Afaisal on
Vehicle1996 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
ReviewBought 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.
Best Featuresroomy interior and comfortable ride.
Worst FeaturesRecall the transmission; too many complaints around.
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