I just got my 2000 ESV6 yesterday.
Obviously it was used, but it was pretty
low mileage. The
626 has plenty of power, but since I
have the automatic, it does sometimes do
some wonky things. I am sure that if I
were used to, say, Lexus or Acura, I
wouldn't like the car as much as I do,
but...boy, do I love this car. It is
such a big step up from what I am used
to. I have noticed that it has a lack
of power when climbing really steep
Leather seats; swivel vents; Bose sound
system; Cruise Control; V6
power; tight handling; 16" rims; body
styling; comfortable seats;
power locks, windows, and driver's seat;
sunroof; power outlet in driver's
armest; smooth ride!
More power going up hills; the steering
go higher; the plastic is
rough on the dash, which looks a little
I purchased this car at a year old and
have put about 24K miles in two years.
This car has shifting problems (a
'clunk') when slowing down from a slow
speed which has been previously
reviewed. Wind noise is a bit
aggravating at high speed. Fuel economy,
power (nice power!), driving stability
(up to about 80-85 mph....the car tends
to 'lift'from the road at higher speeds,
so... don't speed!), handling and fit
and finish are comparable to my '95
Camry and to two Hondas I have had. Nice
stereo. Overall good bang for the buck
if you don't have luxury car bucks.
I purchased my 626 3 years ago and it
has been a reliable car. The only
mechanical problem was last summer when
the air conditioner failed. The biggest
problem with the car is the road noise.
It comes from underneath (we live on a
dirt road) and the windows and doors let
in too much noise. I've also noticed
that the 626 doesn't seem to hold its
value and I'm a little worried about
trading it off next year.
I like the color--gold/sand colored
exterior and tan interior. It has
enough zip for me--a mom and a couple
kids. I have the automatic v-6.
Please work on the road noise problems
and little annoying rattles that seems
to develop over time. My daughter had a
Mazda MX 6 and it had lots of rattles as
I bought this car from my Boss. who had
it only 2-months. His wife just got a
company car, and with there other car,
and Van, one had to go. It is loaded
with all,with 5-speed and all the bells
etc.I have 35,000 on it and it has been
trouble free. It still surprises me
with the power it has at just 170
horses. Fine for me.