1998 Mazda 626 LX V6 from North America
A piece of garbage
Have had all the door weatherstripping replaced (glue failed) twice. The dealer did it once since it was under warranty, but when it failed a second time, they told me it was my dime.
This car has overheated since the day I bought it. The radiator had to be rodded out at 30000 miles, both radiator caps had to be replaced (less than 25000 miles) and the overflow bottle failed this summer (the seam failed, causing a pressure loss).
At 37,000 miles, the right front CV joint is going out. It will have to be replaced shortly.
The clear coat on the paint is peeling on the roof, trunk and hood. This is a common Mazda/Ford problem in the desert. They refuse to acknowledge this and won't cover it.
This car has less than 40000 miles on it and looks and runs like a car with 100K.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th January, 2004