I hate this car!!
Transmission is already shot!! (at 80k miles).
Ignition wiring replaced at 76k.
Automatic door locks go haywire.
Bolts on wheels have rusted in place.
I am currently a college student who has had to take some time off of school for financial reasons. I bought this car to replace my last one, which blew a head gasket at 115k.
Everything I had read and heard about the 626 was very positive; I thought I was buying a reliable car. I drive to work everyday and was hoping to have enough money put away to return to school this January. Now, thanks to my Mazda, I am going to have to spend most of my savings on a new transmission! I have had this car for less than a year and it has been nothing but frustration. Needless to say, I will never buy another Mazda again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th October, 2004