We have purchased Ford's, Pontiac's and even Chevrolet's, they were OK, but when we purchased our Mazda 626, we fell in love with it. It has only left me stranded once; the transmission went out at 62,000 miles. I was angry, but I found out later because being an ex-rental car, there is NO telling how the other drivers treated the car. Other than that, the Mazda 626 has been a wonderful car, so Zoom Zoom.
I like the fact when I am getting on the freeway, well, let's say it ZOOMs and leave it at that.
The only improvement I would suggest is perhaps thicker seats.
I bought this vehicle new and it has been a headache. The transmission had to be replaced at 24,000 miles, the steering column twice, the timing belt at 1,000 miles, and a few other things. The engine light keeps coming on, fuel economy stinks, and the transmission is still bad. All in all, $4,000 bucks have been put towards this car. I still think something's wrong with it and I can't figure out what.
I purchased my 626DX brand new and have
had great luck with the car. I know
have 80k miles on it and have had no
problems with it. My only complaint is
the car is very underpowered with the
4cyl even with the 5speed. The interior
is roomy and comfortable for long
trips. Great gas milage!!
Gas mileage!!! Good looking car for the
price. 5 Speed manual is smooth
shifting. Air condition is awesome with
the power vents that circulate the air
I have a 97 Mazda 626 which I
purchased from Rick Case Mazda. This
car has been a nightmare to own. The
scoundrels at Rick Case Mazda use
dirty tricks when selling cars to
women and minorities. It drives well.
After the 4th year, it loses some of
its power to accelerate quickly.
Accelerating with the air makes it
worst.The transmission went out
approaching 100,000 mile. I had to get
the brakes shoes fixed every 6 months.
The Mazda 626 is reliable. It has
never left me stranded without me
knowing it was about to breakdown. The
Mazda is really Ford under the hood,
like the bad transmission and engine.
I would never buy another Ford
disguised as a Mazda!
Roomy backseat, comfortable seats.
Great in gas
Improve the transmission, and braking
system. Improve the little things
inside the car.