2000 Mazda 626 Reviews - Page 2 of 8

2000 Mazda 626 2.0L 4- cylinder DOHC-engine from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4- cylinder DOHC-engine Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles

Summary:

BUY MAZDA! One of the best, most reliable car dealerships out there!

Faults:

Headlights were a little fickle, had to have one replaced.

Brakes were a little weak at first, had to have my dad take them in to his shop and fix them.

A/C wasn't as cold as I'd like it to b, so I took it to my dad's shop and he sprayed a little freon in there, worked perfectly again.

General Comments:

ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CAR! I would buy another Mazda again in a heartbeat!

Personally, every car review is different, because not everybody takes care of their cars the way they should. My baby had 150,000 miles and was still going stronger than ever when I was rear ended and she got totaled :( :( :( but it held up excellent in an accident! Not a scratch on me.

My father owns 2 shops, so obviously we take great care of our cars, and with the right maintenance and being careful and respectful of your vehicle, a Mazda 626 would run forever. I have no doubt what-so-ever that my baby would have busted through the 200,000 mile mark and would have still been running as strong as ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2009

2000 Mazda 626 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Most recent distance150000 miles

Summary:

A royal pain

Faults:

I love the Mazda 626, I've had two so far.

The first was a 1994 V6 and it was great, driving in the hills was awesome and the car hugged every curve so nicely. I had to sell that car because after 12 years of use it was acting up, the alternator needed replacing, etc.

So, 2 years ago I got a hand-me-down Mazda 626 V6, year 2000, from my mom that we've had since it's manufacture date. This car isn't as suave as the 1994, and on top of that it's had some serious issues with overheating. Between my mom and I, we've had to replace the coolant tank (or reservoir) FIVE TIMES, each time we had to buy the replacement from a dealership (for around $90 each time!) because it was the only place who has them in stock on a regular basis. Of the 4 times I have had to replace the tank, myself, I've been on a long trip and was stranded in the middle of nowhere until a tow truck could find me.

The new tanks usually last me about 6-8 months, but this last one only lasted 2 weeks when the car overheated AGAIN. We replaced the tank and the car still overheated, so now I'm at a loss as to what the problem might be. When I parked the car the other day, coolant fluid was seeping out from underneath the engine, forming in a large pool by my feet. Now I have to tow it again (my second free tow out or 4 for the year) to a mechanic to see what the problem is this time.

I've never had a problem with my transmission (mine is an automatic) and my power locks have been fine, but I'm so sick of the issues with the engine cooling system.

General Comments:

I love the Mazda 626 and I'm not opposed to getting another one, a newer one, but I'm very tired of it's overheating issues.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th September, 2009

4th Sep 2009, 15:59

What was first: the chicken or the egg?

You seem to believe that the busted tank was the cause of the overheating engine. Maybe the overheating engine caused the tank to burst. A faulty thermostat, broken water pump, radiator, radiator fan or head gasket could cause overheating.

Just a thought.

4th Sep 2009, 21:08

The answer is simple. It ISN'T your coolant tank that's causing your car to overheat. It's probably your water pump or thermostat that is faulty, causing your engine to overheat, which in turn, could be causing the coolant tank to melt and leak.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 25 reviews