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2000 Mazda 626

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Money Pit!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chuckcb66
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

Good on gas


Worst Features

They no longer make this vehicle. Very wise choice.


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Totally Disappointed
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mr_misled
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan


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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.


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a lot for a little
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By value conscious
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan


Review

When we got the letter that our 1997 626's
lease was going to expire, I drove the Honda,
Toyota , VW & the new 626. and quite frankly I
couldn't tell that much difference, so price
became an important factor. We have always
liked the moonroof and ABS brakes, and for our
new one we wanted leather seats, which added
a week or so to find what we wanted, The
transmission does shift hard once in awhile but
the car has only had one little recall and seen
the shop only for perodic services. The Mazda
company has been outstanding when dealing
with them


Best Features

I exspesially like the styling both in and out. The camry and accord look good but the 626 has a little something extra


Worst Features

If Honda and Toyota can squeese more horse power with the same or better milage why not Mazda? The road noise could be reduced on the interior


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Comes up short but ...
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By cadjocky
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan


Review

My 2000 626ES was purchased instead of the Honda or Toyota based on price. The car handles great, rides nice, but the engine is too buzzy and quite underpowered. I thought I could get used to that, but I long for more power without seeing the tach at 6000 rpm. The interior looks like a million bucks and I don't think anybody makes a better one in this price range. The transmission is easily the worst feature of the car with rough shifts and an annoying tendancy to slam into gear after coasting. I thought I may have just gotten a bad transmission but after it failed and was replaced by an equally bad shifting transmission I think it is just a bad design.


Best Features

The interior is great, the exterior is attractive and doesn't look cheap. The price far undercut the Honda and Toyota.


Worst Features

The transmission needs big improvements. The brakes have good feel at first, but are now pulsing ... again.


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