Last post on May 08, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1898 of 2044 Re: Should I buy a used 2002 Mazda 626 with 65k miles on it [dsut]
Dec 31, 2005 (6:44 pm)
Which motor is it? Is it the automatic? If it's the 4 cylinder-it's got a Ford CD4E auto transmission and known not to be too reliable. If it's the 6 cylinder motor-it has a Mazda designed transaxle that is very good. If it's a manual transmission-your OK as well. I have 75K on a 626 ES V6. Fully loaded except for ABS. It's got the Bose stereo, sunroof, leather, nice wheels etc. I purchased slightly used with 5,000 miles on it in the end of '01. I recently had the most expensive repair to date. Both the axles needed replacement. It was $300.00 and that was a deal. I have been told by two mechanics that parts are more expensive than some BMWs....
#1899 of 2044 69K on a DoubleOught 5spd 4cyl
Dec 31, 2005 (10:12 pm)
Love this combination and have done only preventive stuff.
#1900 of 2044 looking for a mazda 626 lx year 2000 for parts
Jan 01, 2006 (12:17 pm)
i am looking for a mazda 626 lx year could be between 1998 and 2002. i am in need of the front passenger door for this car.
the original color is dark green, almost black in the night. if not the original color a matching door will do.
My car is a year 2000.
#1901 of 2044 Re: looking for a mazda 626 lx year 2000 for parts [mariko11]
Jan 01, 2006 (12:18 pm)
i replied to myself. The color code is 11j or dark green
#1902 of 2044 The actual NAME
Jan 02, 2006 (8:27 pm)
Mazda called our dark-green that year "Freeport"!?!
#1904 of 2044 New Mazda 626 owner
Jan 07, 2006 (7:37 pm)
Hello, I just bought a 2000 Mazda 626 ES 4-cylinder automatic today, white with tan leather and factory alloys. It's my second 626; my first was a 1980 10th Anniversary Edition (Mazda's, not the 626). The car has 84k highway miles on it and is in excellent condition inside and out. The only flaw on the exterior is a scrape on the bumper (which the dealer is repainting as part of our deal), and inside everything is good except the turn signal stalk is loose (will be replaced before delivery). I got the dealer to throw in the full 60k servicing, because I talked to the original owner and found out she had not done the 60k service--but did have regular maintenance performed otherwise, e.g. oil changes every 3000 miles. The tires and battery are fresh. The original owner (well, leasee) said she never had any problems with the car except for the turn signal stalk, so I'm crossing my fingers it will be reliable for me for the 1-2 years and 10-15k miles that I intend to own it.
#1905 of 2044 Re: Owner's Manual [bluchelski01]
Jan 10, 2006 (10:54 am)
The dealer should be able to order an owner's manual for you, but it may be expensive. My wife's Subaru came w/o a manual, and we were able to order one at an online Subaru parts dealer for significantly less than what the local dealers wanted. There are some online Mazda parts stores, but I don't know if they have manuals (rosenthalmazda.com, trussvillemazda.com).
The other thing to try is mazdausa.com, go to the owners section and sign up for that if you haven't already. When I bought my Mazda6 they had a link to it's owner's manual in PDF format once I logged in and entered the VIN of my new car. I was already registered for my 626 before that, but I don't remember if I ever saw a link to a manual for that car.
#1906 of 2044 Re: New Mazda 626 owner [backy]
Jan 13, 2006 (11:26 am)
With the substandard, Ford supplied POS auto transmission that this car has, you'll need all the finger crossing you can do on this one.
#1907 of 2044 Re: New Mazda 626 owner [p100]
Jan 13, 2006 (8:28 pm)
You know, I am puzzled about this tranny issue. I looked up the reliability ratings on the 2000 626 in CR, and it is well above average overall and the auto tranny is above average. I would think there would be more 4 cylinder 626s sold than V6s, so a major problem with the auto tranny on 4 cylinder models would be reflected in CR's rating. Also, here is what Consumer Guide says about the 1998-2002 626 re Trouble Spots:
Consumer Guide'sŪ Auto Editors have scoured repair bulletins and questioned mechanics to search for commonly occurring problems for a particular vehicle. In some cases we also give possible manufacturer-suggested solutions. In many instances these trouble spots are Technical Service Bulletins posted by the manufacturer, however, we have our own expert looking at additional vehicle problems.
It goes on to list the specific trouble spots and also the recall history. Neither mentions anything about the automatic transmission.
So could someone point me to the data on the problems with the auto tranny in the 4-cylinder 2000 626? Or is this just people thinking that if it's made by Ford, it must be bad?