Nice car, bad transmission
By spg on
1999 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan
Very nice and comfortable family sedan. Gets over 30mpg. Down side, auto transmission failed at 80,000 miles and cost $3500 to replace at dealer and still is not right. Due to possible design flaw, transmission overheats during extended highway use causing failure. Don't buy unless it has a transmission cooler in front of radiator.
Auto transmission overheats and fails without transmission cooler. Very costly to repair.