1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0 from North America
A Ford in disguise
Transmission failed at 85000 miles. $1800.00 to repair. still doesn't shift properly.
Catalytic converters failed. $900.00 to repair.
The transmission problem is a common theme with this car. This is because they use a ford transmission, which is notorious for early failure.
If I had known this was a Ford, I would not have bought it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th February, 2004
2nd Jun 2004, 11:14
We have had the same two problems with our 1999 Mazda 626. The transmission started failing at about 75 thousand miles and the car will not pass this years emissions test.
We had to replace the transmission at a cost of nearly $3,000.00.
The emission problem has yet to be solved.
Jim and Angie