Last post on May 08, 2012 at 4:17 PM
You are in the Mazda 626
What is this discussion about?
Mazda 626, Sedan
#982 of 2044 Run the V.I.N.
Jan 06, 2002 (3:05 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 (6:34 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 (6:35 pm)
What will carfax.com show me? Will be able to tell if the car has ever been wrecked?
Jan 07, 2002 (8:24 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.
Jan 07, 2002 (11:39 am)
the power leather seats is a BIG upgrade in my opinion. I would still be driving my 626 if only I had held out and gotten the ES V6. (knew i wanted the v6 and dealer only had LXV6 in stock).
Jan 07, 2002 (11:54 am)
Keep the car with the warranty and then get a new Mazda 6 when they are out.
Jan 07, 2002 (12:04 pm)
The new 6 does look like a big improvement. Lots more power, too.
Jan 07, 2002 (1:07 pm)
Carfax shows problems with the title, like whether it's been owned by a rental company, or whether a full salvage title has been issued. You can also find out what states the car has beenin. I have had other things listed occassionally like inspections.
What are the limitations. It rarely shows anything that doesn't show up on the State Vehicle Title reports. This can vary widely depending on the amount of information required to be entered on the title. I't not prefect, but in my view, worth the money.
#990 of 2044 Thanks board...
Jan 07, 2002 (3:33 pm)
for the advice. I especially like the idea of hanging on and waiting for the Mazda 6 to come out. The cost per mile of driving from 56k to 100k should be the lowest - especially in light of the warranty I paid for. Its just so hard to appreciate what you have. Human nature I guess.
#991 of 2044 Patience can be a virtue
Jan 08, 2002 (9:56 am)
especially when a better engine is in the newer models.