Wish I had gotten more out of her.
By yakobemil on
1999 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
I was really excited when I got my 626. The oscillating AC was the coolest thing. I got it a year ago with 130,000 miles on it, seeing as I was a high school student, I didn't need anything fancy. Sadly, things started going wrong as soon as I got it. The o2 Sensor had to be replaced twice. The transmission started having major problems after two weeks, and the fuel pump went out. I ended up spending more on repairs than I did on the actual car. I did love it, though. One morning on my way to school the transmission went out going up a hill. 138,000 Miles. That was the last time I drove it. I sold it for 500 for parts. The transmission is known to go out on these models, though.
The seats, AC, the whole care inside and out.
Get one that has a manual transmission, they seem to have better reliability. When the car was idle, it shook like crazy.