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Piece of junk never buy a 626
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By miami3055
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2001 Mazda 626 Sedan LX-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Ok where do I start I bought the car for 4500 and I have put that much into repairing the darn thing. Tranny went out at 117,000 water pump and timing belt at 118,000 2 radiator resivours had bad seals and coolant leaked through. Brakes needed to be done @ 115,000. The car just fell apart right after I bought it and I would never even consider Mazda again for a future car in any model at all. They are cheeply made and also the tranny is a Ford tranny. Umm Mazda car with Ford tranny? tranny has been known to fail in these cars but Mazda says nothing about it and has no recalls on it. Ford and Mazda will never receive any future purchases from me ever


Best Features

Umm honestly nothing the tranny is badly timed it takes a few seconds to get it into gear and it jerks when it shifts even after new tranny rebuild. Its just not worth the time or money to buy this car


Worst Features

No Ford tranny if it has known to fail in over 40% of the 626 line. Recall of all trannys to be replaced before you get seriously injured


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Good family/professional car
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By jordao
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2001 Mazda 626 Sedan LX-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Other than the nice features below, the leather seats are really comfortable. It has a very smooth drive, but the V6 has plenty of pick up and go when I need it. I am 6 foot 2, and the Hondas and Toyotas I tried are not comfortable. The Mazda has a great roomy interior with a real professional feel, easy to get in and out.


Best Features

Leather seats, oscillating center fan, several storage locations.


Worst Features

MP3 player.


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Falling Apart
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By Peddler281
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2001 Mazda 626 Sedan LX-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Thank goodness for extended warranties! At 35000, but over the 3 years, the rack and pinion was replaced. At 38000 the transmission was replaced. Air conditioner has been making a noise for the past 18 months, but not broken so not repairable under the warranty. Struts are shot even though driving only on good paved roads. Planning on selling as soon as possible.


Worst Features

Build the car with components made to last more than the 36000 mile warranty.


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Transmission Problem
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By Jill Sevastianos
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2001 Mazda 626 Sedan LX-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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My experience with the Mazda 626 was that the transmission went out at 46,000 miles (4 months past warranty) and Mazda refused to help with any after warranty repair. The dealership helps Mazda determine whether they should extend help and there is no escalation point. Mazda has a severe quality control problem with their transmissions and I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone.


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By pcannon
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2001 Mazda 626 Sedan LX-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Second Mazda 626 LX V6. Gets 21 mpg on average. Elegant style and acceptable craftsmanship so far. Added simulated wood grain trim really makes car look classy. Very nimble for sedan hard to believe! Fun to drive, great for midlifers and above! A very happy Mazda Owner. Only complain so far is paint around fog lamp plastic bezzel peeled off when I power washed car to get bugs off in coin operated power bay at 3500 miles. Dealer agreed to fix after consulting with regional service manager.


Best Features

Style, drivability, design.


Worst Features

Speakers in dash would improve stereo sound, and power door lock switch on passenger door for added convenience.


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