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Mazda 626, Sedan
Jan 02, 2002 (5:21 pm)
I respectifully disagree with these Automatic Mazda Transmissions. My son had a CD4E tranny on his 1997 626. It worked just fine until 65K. Then, it wouldn't shift between 1st and 2nd without going into really high revolutions.
Took it to my Mazda specialist. He immediately completely drained out all of the fluid, and added Lubegard. As a preventative, he recommends a simple drain and refill with Lubegard every 15,000 miles. He won national Mazda competitions just 3 years ago.
No problem at all since.
#977 of 2044 Fuel Injection Cleaning.
Jan 02, 2002 (5:35 pm)
Will the bottle do it? No. I added Techron, Valvoline, or Castrol Fuel System Cleaners as recommended. They did not work like the full fuel system cleaner.
This was money well spent.
Jan 03, 2002 (8:18 am)
Actually, same here. Techron, which is generally regarded as one of the better detergents, did nothing to help my hesitation.
#979 of 2044 2000 626 EX w/ 6cyl
Jan 03, 2002 (8:11 pm)
I've got an opportunity to buy the above car with traction control/abs/Bose system/automatic with 16k miles for $14k. Any feedback? I haven't paid much attention to posts about the V6 w/ auto powertrain. Its a very clean car and it appears to be a great deal to me.
Jan 04, 2002 (8:35 am)
The V6/auto has been reliable throughout the 626's life span.
That's a good price for a car with so few miles. The original owner paid for more than 1/3rd of the total cost of depreciation and got only 16k miles out of it.
#981 of 2044 How about some advice?
Jan 06, 2002 (3:14 pm)
I am conflicted. Maybe you other 626ers can give me some clarity of thought. Should I keep my '99 626 LX 4cyl with auto. with 56k or retail it myself and buy this '00 EX v6 with prem. pkg and 16k miles? Here are some of the other factors:
Current car: bought new - I know the history -always garaged and maintained. Mazda extended warranty to 100k (bumper to bumper with $50 deductible - just in case the tranny goes). Car has been extremely reliable. Hoping I could retail for $9500 - has sunroof/cd/cassette/sedona red/transferrable warranty to 100k.
Proposed car: v6 with premium pkg incl anti lock brakes and traction control. Don't know history - car looks clean - at reputable Ford/Chrysler dealer. Color is "Chestnut" with tan leather. (any opinions on this color would also be appreciated) Dealer is asking $14,100. I would offer $13,100. Remainder of the 50k mile warranty.
ANY feedback would be appreciated.
#982 of 2044 Run the V.I.N.
Jan 06, 2002 (4:05 pm)
I just brought a "used" 2001 626 ES/V6 with everything but traction control and ABS. It was sold by a private party. It had 5,600 miles on it. I got them down to 16,800. What a nice car it is. On the car you are looking to buy-I would go to www.carfax.com and check the VIN. If you do not have it, go back to the dealer and write it down. The cost is $15.00. If it checks out-buy it. By the way-I think the asking price on the one you currently own is high. Let's face it, Mazdas are REAL SOFT on the use car market. They are not like Honda or Toyota!
Jan 06, 2002 (7:34 pm)
Thanks - good info. Sounds like you got a great deal. Your probably right on my cars price. "Real world trade in value" board said probably mid 8's for a trade. Black book shows $8800 and Edmunds shows $7666. I would think I could get at least $9k with the warranty and the condition its in if I'm just patient. That means I'd be upgrading for my car and $4100 if I could buy the newer car for $13100.
Jan 06, 2002 (7:35 pm)
What will carfax.com show me? Will be able to tell if the car has ever been wrecked?
Jan 07, 2002 (9:24 am)
It would sort of be a shame to lose that long warranty you paid for. Then again, the V6 is nice to have. Totally your call, I could understand you wanting to go either way, ie. risk and cost vs. power and features.