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Mazda 626, Sedan
#722 of 2044 re: Mazda 626 (2001) Advice Quick
Jul 16, 2001 (7:41 pm)
Well, it appears Mazda is giving the luxury package for free now. So, here's how it should break down for this car:
$20,445 MSRP + Destination
-$2,500 Factory Rebate
$17,945 MSRP Minus Factory Rebate
Invoice on this vehicle is $18,780. That means that the dealer is making a $1,620 profit.
$18,780 Invoice + Destination
-$2,500 Factory Rebate
$16,280 Invoice After Rebate
'$17,900 Selling Price
-$16,280 Invoice After Rebate
..$1,620 Net Profit
That would be too much of a profit. A fair profit should be between $400-$700 over invoice.
I have not confirmed that the luxury package is free. Both Mazda's and MSN's Carpoint's website show a $0 charge for the luxury package on the LX 4-cyl. If this is true, it may only be for certain regions (I'm in San Diego). If this discount does apply in your area, the sticker price on the vehicle probably shows a charge for the luxury package because it was printed before this discount was started. However, the manufacturer will apply an extra cash incentive for the dealer to cover the discount.
If you haven't made the purchase yet, I would give Mazda's customer service a call and check with them.
#723 of 2044 Mazda 626 (2001) Advice Quick
Jul 17, 2001 (5:27 am)
I did receive the Lux package free off the sticker so the 21,080 I believe excluded that but it included Auto Trans ($800), Cargo Net, Moon Roof Defl. They are adding a real spoiler.
My final deal was as follows:
$17,750 price of car
* I opted for the $1,750 rebate off the sticker rather than the 4.9% financing (ended up with 6.9% locally). I thought I had a good deal, I knew their profit was a little high because I could not account for $500 or so after the 4% profit I had alotted.
I guess I need someone to tell me, Good deal, Ok deal, Bad deal....I was afrid, maybe for nothing that the Lux package (for free) would dry up but I really do not know.
Thanks for the Info and advise.
#724 of 2044 re: Mazda 626 (2001) Advice Quick
Jul 17, 2001 (9:49 am)
OK... When the dealer installs the rear spoiler, it is considerably more expensive than the factory-installed spoiler. Are they adding the moonroof deflector at the dealership as well? Those two probably account for the extra money. It looks like a pretty good deal.
#725 of 2044 Please Help !!
Jul 18, 2001 (9:41 pm)
I need some help ! I bought a 98 Mazda 626 Lx about 90 days ago. However I have found a big problem with it and I just want to know if all mazda 626 have this problems or is it just mine ?
The problem is the transmision, the whole car shakes when its trying to shift from one gear to another(Although this doesn't not happen everytime but its does occur very frequently and especially when I have made a full stop and accelerates on a slight hill or trying to acceletae fast E.G emerging onto highways etc.
Can anyone help me ? anyone know what what the problem is ?
Jul 19, 2001 (5:23 am)
That's the Ford CD4E transmission for you. Hard to believe how consistently owners complain about those. Seriously.
I'd have the ATF flushed. They can hook it up to a machine that completely flushes out the old fluid. Should be $60 to $80 or so, and it might help.
If you're concerned about the long-term, I'd trade up for a V6 model, which uses a proper Mazda tranny.
#727 of 2044 RE: Please Help !!
Jul 19, 2001 (5:29 am)
There's no problem. The 626 4cyl automatic comes with the grenade feature. Simply pull the pin and the thing goes poof. You didn't pull the pin did you?
This board is riddled with opinions against the 4cyl automatic so if you bought the vehicle knowing such, shame on you. Otherwise, I feel very sorry for you and hope you have an extra $2k to dish out. Once you get the new trans, install an auxiliary trans oil cooler and this will prolong the life of the next trans.
#728 of 2044 I Still Can't Believe...
Jul 19, 2001 (1:21 pm)
Mazda is still using that evil CD4E transmission! The transmission they are using in the current generation Protege is much, much, much more reliable, and acts like a real auto transmission (no hesitation between R-N-D, immediate downshifts, etc.). However, I guess with a totally new replacement for the 626 just around the corner, it wouldn't make much sense to change the transmissions.
BEST ADVICE: Either get the V6 with the automatic or the 4-cyl with a 5-spd!! Or, save some money and get a fully loaded Protege or Protege5, which statistically is the most reliable of all Mazda's and is their global best-seller (the U.S. and Canada is the only place where you can get this 626).
#729 of 2044 '94 626 good buy?
Jul 19, 2001 (6:45 pm)
I tried to read all 674 messages in the 626
maintenance board, but I'm only at around
My question is, with all the problems referred
to with the '94 626, would I want to get it
used if the price was right? The car in question is manual, not auto, so I assume I wouldnt
experience the bulk of the problems with the 94 626 reported here?
It's fully loaded (sunroof, cruise AC spoiler,
abs etc etc etc), 93K miles and 4 cyl engine.
The asking price is a little less than $5K, (I
dont know yet which trim level it is) but I could
probably bargain down to like a little above
Any advice? Thanks!
Jul 20, 2001 (5:19 am)
Hmm, I think the Miata is more reliable (historically) than the Protoge. Though both are great, basically.
Under $5k sounds like a deal. Just check it out closely.
#731 of 2044 Advice on '99 626 vs. new car
Jul 20, 2001 (5:22 am)
Hey all - I had just about settled on buying a 2001 Civic (16,000+) or Hyundai GT (15,000+) when I was told that the resale is very low on the 626. After some research, I like the car very much and for the ES, V-6 automatic Edmunds is showing about 15,000.
I want to keep the car a minimum of 6 years at about 12,000 miles/year. Have two young kids who will fill the back seat. Safety and economy are more important than style to me, but the 626 seems to offer it all.
Any advice on which you would go for? (Don't worry about the financing part)