1995 Mazda 626 LX from North America
A major lemon. Mazda could do better
I own a Mazda 626. I purchased my 95' 626 LX in April of 1998. My transmission has went out twice once at 103,000 miles and again at 123,000 miles. The things that I am speaking of are my timing belt, my alignment is a joke I need tires more then I need brakes. Also, my CV joints and the list goes on. My car is in desperate need of a recall. I paid 2, 468.38 to have it fixed and as soon as my warranty was up 6 months later, my trans dropped again. I think that I may have paid more to have my car fixed then the cost of the car itself. I am very unhappy with Mazda's now. I think if they knew they have this many problems with the 626 that it should have been recalled a long time ago. Jesus Christ, I had kids in the car in the middle of no where. The 95' Mazda 626 in my opinion has been a lemon hiding right from assembly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th December, 2002
20th Jun 2003, 10:46
Before you go and buy cars research them. I have a manual 95 Mazda 626 LX. Mazda automatic transmissions suck. If you had researched that you wouldn't have bought the car. My manual is fine and I drive it really hard. Only thing wrong with it is that the clutch is going, but that's because I have been putting modifications on the engine. So my opinion is that 626's are fine as long as they are 5 speeds.
22nd Jul 2003, 19:54
Don't forget the distributor - mine went twice (1994 626 V6) in the last 14 months. Let's see how long this rebuilt lasts -
Tranny hasn't gone yet, but we don't drive it long distances so the heat doesn't get to it. The trannies apparently fry due to poor cooling of the torque converter. FORD engineering (Fix or repair daily)...
17th Nov 2004, 09:45
Well, I am a College student down south, and I just bought a 1995 Mazda 626, and I fought out that it was a very wonderful car. Right now it is in good shape and I am hoping it stay's that way. Some friends told me that it is not a good car to buy because of the tranmission. I hope that the trans. does not go. I spent a lot of money on getting things prepare to ride with it. Well that's all I got to say thus far about Mazda 626.
5th Sep 2010, 10:47
Stay away from this car if is a 4-cyl with automatic transmission!! The transmission WILL eventually fail. Save your money and buy something else.