by chuckcb66 on Nov 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan
Bought the 4 cylinder with about 30k miles on it. Once I hit 100k every major system started breaking down. Replaced the transmission, everything on the front end from the sway bar to the tie rods and ball joints. Electrical problems. I think I put more money in this car than I paid for it. I will never buy a Mazda product again. Not built to last. Drove daily 80 miles a day all highway. The worst car I ever owned.
by tamoshanter on Apr 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
i bought this car new in 5/00 with 16 miles.
since then, i now have over 281,000 miles on it and it's still running strong.
A/C replaced 2 yrs ago, front axles replaced last year and transmission is going out (5 sp man), but with almost all highway miles, i'm going to drive it into the ground.
otherwise, runs smooth, good pick up, comfortableand gets me there and back reliably!
happy enough that we bought a 2009 mazda 6 that my wife now drives around!
by mr_misled on Mar 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan
Purchased the 626 used at 60k mi. Now have around 173k and on the 3rd transmission, which is now going out after 31k miles. That's $2,200 for the transmission that lasted less than 2yrs.
Beyond that, I've went through many a hot months without AC, after spending 800 to repair it.
But hey, it has an oscillating vent that still works!!
Truly a bad piece of machinery.
by lorgan on Dec 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
hi, i had a 1993 mazda 626 a few year ago, i have to say it was a brilliant car, i had it 2 years and i never had any trouble with it.
I recently purchased a 2000 mazda 626 , which is about 10 year old.
I didn't expect to get a perfect car second hand , i knew it needed some work, i got a set of spark plugs, rear right hand brake caliber and an altenator belt.
I feel the same about this car as i did about my first one, its like a big tank, a big bird on the road, u really get noticed in it.
Its quiet, comfortable, and reliable.
I always wanted another 626 after my first one.
by dusnth on Mar 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX V6 4dr Sedan
My husband & I purchased this vehicle used with about 55,000 miles on it. Was very reliable with very few problems until it reached around 120,000 when we were constantly dealing with issues. From A/C issues that had to be fixed because they were needed for other systems, to main engine trouble, this car turned into a money pit with high miles. I noticed most reviews have been written with the cars still under 100,000 miles. If you are wanting a car that will last, get rid of your 626 before it hits 120,000. We wish we did. The repair man just told us it would be another $700 to fix the issues this time. We said forget it, and revived an older car we had. A much more reliable choice.
by Hey882 on Feb 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
I recently bought this used car in February 3rd, and I drove till the 5th and the car broke down. Having no Acceleration when i was driving and when i pulled up to the side trying to re-start the vehicle it won't start. So i brought it to the Mechanics to repair the problem, they found out that the "Fuel Pump" was broken. So I got it repair and drive it for another 3 days the same problem appear. So I think this is not a good car unless you want to have as a back up. Right now if the car is fix, I'm still worry about driving this car around. Its like wasting money to buy a car that cannot drive.
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