1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.0 from North America
A Big Piece Of Crap!
This car is by far the worst car that I have ever driven!!
Since I bought it I have replaced
- both belts on the car
- air pump (x2)
- air sensor
- the battery
I know though that my battle with this car is not over yet, because since yesterday there has been a ticking/clunking noise when I drive. This only happens when you begin to accelerate, but the noise decreases as you keep on driving. I don't know what it is, its on the passenger side and near the tire.
Also these cars are known to have the engine light turn on and off, and that is exactly what mine does, one day on one day off, sometimes though it stays on for 2 weeks at a time, nothing is wrong at that moment though.
I recommend that anyone who wants to buy a car please stay away from this Mazda.
This car is a waste of money because you will have to end up adding a lot more money into it also.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th April, 2003
16th Jun 2003, 21:17
Wow! I am amazed I have the same Mazda 626 LX and mine does exactly what you said yours does. I mean exactly! how weird is that. You'd think if all of these Mazda's did that, they would have some kind of recall and fix everything.
15th Mar 2004, 18:38
I Have This same model and mine does similar to what you said. Mine has a tapping noise I think it comes from the lifters, but yes your right this is a piece of crap. I've had mine for 2 years and I have already gone through a transmission. Save your money and buy a Nissan.