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1999 Mazda 626

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Worst car you could buy
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By A H
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1999 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan


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This is by far the most unreliable car you could purchase. This car has racked up over $8 grand in repairs, every other month something goes wrong. The quality of the vehicle is beyond horrible. In addition to top it off Mazda USA headquarters are the rudest and most unprofessional people to ever work with. They don't back their vehicles at all and don't care what is going on. This car gives a new meaning to a lemon. I have had the steering rack, boots, oil leaks, hoses, fan, motor, radiator, thermostat, O2 sensor, EGR service, and much more done to this. Mazda is the worst company to do business with and this is the last Mazda I would ever purchase or recommend take your money elsewhere.


Best Features

Sway vents, auto light shut off.


Worst Features

Everything, engine, engineers, dealerships, people, headquarters, the whole car, quality and reliability.


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worse value loss; cheaply made
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By shana
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan


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This car blew its engine at 116,000 miles; you be the judge of if that's good or not. It was very well maintained. I work in appraisals of cars and the Mazdas lose value very quickly and are not the best engineered vehicles by any means. Looks of the car lead me to it and also purchased it before I entered my career of knowing now what holds value better than other vehicles and which vehicles have a better track record on performance than others. Looks cute, drives okay. No value and cheaply made.


Best Features

Swinging vents in center of dash area and the alloy wheels.


Worst Features

More horsepower on the 4 cylinder, better engineering and quality. Better CD system as mine was broke and stayed broke from week one. They couldn't get it fixed.


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More Trouble Than My Three Kids!
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By Samantha Rector
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car with 60,000 miles. And in two weeks of owning the car the transmission went out. The car was under a 30 day warranty so the dealership paid for a rebuilt transmission to put into the car. Less than a year later the transmission that was put in went out. I had to pay $1,800.00 to have another transmission put in (this is the third transmission in this car). I had to take back 6 months later because my car would not go into reverse. The mechanic told me that the transmission in the Mazda's are consistently failing. A/C stopped working. Pulley is going out. Trading in for a Infiniti.


Best Features

Seats are comfortable. Spacious. Love how the vents sway.


Worst Features

Need to get all the engineers together and start from scratch.


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Another great Mazda
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By Luv that Mazda
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1999 Mazda 626 LX V6 4dr Sedan


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This is my 6th 626 (1st one was in '79). In 175,000 miles only one problem - the heat gauge failed and had to replace the instrument cluster. At this point I get 28 - 31 mpg (with the 5-speed) and am driving 3000+ miles/month. The car still looks good, and like our others, I expect to drive it for 200,000+ miles. Still haven't replaced a clutch, or anything other than normal maintenance. Wish my van was as reliable.


Best Features

It just GOES! Problem free.


Worst Features

Add a navigation system.


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bought new in 99 still driving fine
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By deason
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car new in 1999. The first problem i had was in 2004 i replaced the front struts. then had to replace the front axle . after 100K miles i had to replace the drive belt along with the water pump. i consider this a good car... no problems at all till around 100K miles which i think is pretty standard or better than standard for most cars. will drive until it stops running


Best Features

i love the way the air vents move. the keyless entry of course.


Worst Features

not a lot of power...


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