1996 Mazda 626 LX 4 cylinder from North America
Not a bargin, high cost of repairs
I bought this Mazda 626 used at 121,000 for my 17yr old son. Only two days after purchase the transmission lost reverse gear.
We contacted the local Mazda dealer who informed us that the transmission needed replaced at a cost of $3500-$4200. The car isn`t even worth that much..
The forward gears in this car seem to work fine, and there is about 25% of reverse gear when first started in the morning, however, after the car is warmed up, there is no reverse gear at all. I thought maybe the bands on the reverse gear might need tightening, but the Mazda dealer stated that wasn`t the case and to bring in the car to have the transmission replaced.
I just can`t believe that it would cost this much to replace a transmission on any car.
I would never buy another car, new or used, from this manufacture again.
I have taken this Mazda 626 to three transmission repair shops and have been informed by all that it does need a transmission replacement.
The car just might have to sit as I refuse to pay that kind of money for a replacement transmission.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th February, 2004