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Mazda 626, Sedan
May 16, 2004 (9:03 am)
I have a 1998 Mazda 626 LX 4-cyl. with the stock MAZDA AM/FM CD PLAYER, I was wondering what type of stock speakers and watts did Mazda used front and rear for the 98's? and did Mazda offer any hidden Subwoofer or AMP or just 4 speakers on the standard C.D. player in the LX? I notice my rear speakers are Pioneer 25w speakers they have awesome bass! everybody comments on them! for some reason I keep believing that the first owner replace the speakers in my car with Pioneer speakers(I bought it used) since Mazda speakers usually doesn't really doesn't sound that great.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
May 19, 2004 (10:09 am)
The system in my '00 626 doesn't move as much air in recirc. mode either. My wife's Outback is the same way. I consider it normal behavior, as both have worked that way since we bought them.
May 19, 2004 (5:35 pm)
I bought mine used and this is the first car I have owned that didn't move more air in recirc mode. Of course I remember when you were lucky to HAVE air conditioning.
May 20, 2004 (11:30 am)
Pioneer speakers are stock on this car, mine has them too and they are pretty good for stock speakers!
May 23, 2004 (8:12 pm)
what is the difference in price between a new 626 base model and a used 626 coming off lease(3 years old) with a similar dealer warranty?
#1708 of 2044 re:prices
May 24, 2004 (5:55 am)
The last year for 626 model was 2002. So you cannot get a new one any more. However, these cars depreciate rapidly and any used model (no matter how well equipped) will be cheaper than a new base model. For example, they were selling left over 2002 base models with 5 speed and 4 cylinder engine for something like $ 14K ($ 18K sticker). You can get a used 2002 top of the line ES V6 with auto transmission for about $ 12K, and 2002 used base model should be available for less than $ 10K.
#1709 of 2044 shift boot tear
May 24, 2004 (12:01 pm)
I have a 1999 626 2.0 5 speed which I enjoy driving. I have replaced the shift boot once about two years ago and the shift boot is again tearing.Does anyone know of a more durable after market shift boot?
#1710 of 2044 re: shift boot tear
May 25, 2004 (7:20 am)
I have a '99 ES V6 5 speed and it came with a soft imitation leather shifter boot which has not deteriorated to date. You may want to price that one at your local Mazda dealer. I do not think it is real leather because it has an inner lining made of cloth.(The shifter knob is made of real leather). I do not know what colors ES V6 shifter boots come in, mine is black and maybe that is the only available color. It is possible that later ES V6 5 speed models came with a real leather shifter boot, which should be even more durable.
#1711 of 2044 Re: shift boot
May 25, 2004 (10:10 am)
The vinyl shift and parking brake boots in my '00 LX-V6 were replaced twice in three years by my dealer under warranty, because they tore completely through in several places. It seems to begin happening on mine during the mid-winter months when the temperatures are very low and the vinyl is much less pliable.
I tried both times to convince my dealer to replace them with leather ones like the ES models have, but they refused to do it as warranty work, even when I offered to pay the difference in cost between the two.
I also inquired about the cost of just purchasing the leather boots so I could install them myself, and if I remember correctly the total came to over $200.00, much more than I want to spend. I've not really spent much time researching the possibility of getting aftermarket boots. For now I'm just living with the torn ones.
Looking into vinyl boots from a '99 is a good idea p100. Perhaps they are more durable for that year, and should be cheaper than leather.