By Aeromech99 on
2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
Replaced transmission (about $800.00 used) but bought car for $500.00, great exterior condition, black with excellent paint. Will install a tranny cooler since none on car from factory. I drive about 50-60 miles a day and get satisfactory mpg. Best used car I ever bought. Need to fix A/C. Looks like a slow leak. Transmissions are hard to come by used, expect about $900-$1400 rebuilt with warranty. Shifts hard into 2nd gear, also hard on the downshift to 1st. Most gear heads i speak to say this is fine. If motor goes I will replace with 6 cyl.
Styling, easy reach of all features on dash. (6' 1" tall).
Better suspension, feels like it drifts on high speed gradual turns. Get a tranny cooler if you get this car used.