1998 Mazda 626 Consumer Review: Buy a 626 at your own risk

1998 Mazda 626 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Buy a 626 at your own risk
By AngryMazdaOwner on


1998 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan


I bought one of the first 1998 Mazda
626's in the area. If I had known
better, I would have checked Edmunds
and purchased another car. My car has
been back to the dealer 9 times for
electrical problems. This was fixed
when the dealer replaced the whole
wiring harnass. Even more drama was in
store for me. The transmission went at
62,000 miles. $3200 to replace the
transmission. With the electrical
problems, the transmission, and poor
trade in value, this car was a complete
bust. My only saving grace was
purchasing mechanical breakdown
insurance from Geico, this made the
cost of replacing my transmission

Best Features

Swinging car vents to keep the entire car cool simultaneously.

Worst Features

Improve transmission, and sight lines on the car. it is extremely hard to see the front and rear bumper to judge parking.
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