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Mazda 626, Sedan
Jun 09, 2001 (11:47 am)
I have been looking for a car 9 months and finally ready to settle on a 2001 Mazda 626 LX. It seems to be a great car and I got the dealer down to $13,990 plus freight. Is this a good price and what do you all think of the 2001. The only other Mazda I have owned was a 1974 Mazda RX-4 (and it was a great little car). I would appreciate any thoughts..BTW the Mazda is a 5 spee., based on alot of the posts I have seen I am staying away from the automatic. Thanks
Jun 09, 2001 (5:14 pm)
The '01s are mostly identical to the '00s - oh, yeah, EZ-Cool glass is standard now - so you should be at least as thrilled with the '01 as I am with the '00, not to mention about two seconds faster from zero to sixty.
Including incentives and freight, I paid about $15,300 for an LX automatic last year. Figuring $480 for freight and $800 for the automatic, you did at least as well as I did.
#659 of 2044 New 2001 4 cylinder
Jun 10, 2001 (11:37 am)
It is a new 4cyl 5 speed (80 miles). I love the ride and the handling...seems a tad under powered but perfect otherwise....thanks
#660 of 2044 All These Horses with a Left leg Flexor
Jun 12, 2001 (7:03 pm)
For the money spent....I'm having a Blast with
our Doubleought Freeport. With fuel approaching
$2 a gallon our 4cyl was a very wise move.With
15500mls our last tank was 29mpg,mixed urban+
city. We're looking forward to the 6digit mileage
club some day! ThumbsUp
#661 of 2044 Lack of Power?
Jun 12, 2001 (9:49 pm)
Own a 97626LX4cyl-auto. As a precautionary measure, had an aux xmissn oil cooler with an in-line filter installed last yr. No problems so far at 59k. My biggest complaint is that the roof line is too low. Hard to get in and out. What else? The trunk, although decent size, has a small opening which I hate.
Some people feel the 4 cyl is underpowered. I say you can counter act for that by driving aggressively. Aggressive, albeit safe driving can make up for lack of horsepwr. Where I live (WA), most people are conservative drivers. Maybe if I lived in SoCal I would need about 20 more HP. That's all I got to say.
Jun 13, 2001 (3:54 pm)
Yeah, it scrapes at my bald spot too. I'll live.
People drive insanely here in Oklahoma, but I get by. In fact, I usually get past.
Jun 14, 2001 (6:06 am)
I am taking the wife's '98 4cyl. auto in for its' 30,000 mile service, and the dealer says it is $495! That is a lot of $$$$$.
Does this sound right? Have any of you gotten better pricing? Thanks.
#664 of 2044 RE: johnlw
Jun 14, 2001 (6:18 am)
Be careful! 30k services vary from shop to shop. The only way to compare is to get a list of what your dealer is going to do for $500. I can bet any amount that they do more than is reccomended in your owner's manual.
Jun 14, 2001 (8:25 am)
Yeah... I talked to my trusty service advisor about the 30k mile service. He didn't recommend it since it does things like transmission fluid changes, radiator flushes, engine diagnostic, ignition wire change, air filter, spark plugs, brake/clutch fluid changes, etc. Except for the air filter and spark plugs, all those services are too early for a 30k mile vehicle. He said 60k would probably be better, but even that's soon for some of the services. However, these services certainly cannot hurt. I just went ahead and spent $10 on a new air filter and spark plugs and put them in myself, saving me $490!!
#666 of 2044 Hmmmm......
Jun 14, 2001 (10:39 am)
Since it is still under warranty for a couple of months, and since I already had a new (rebuilt) transmission put in under warranty, and since my wife found a 15% coupon ($75) I am going to do it this time.