2000 Mazda 626 ES V6 from North America
Too costly to maintain
At 57,000 miles I had to have all of the wiring redone in the engine. This cost about $950.00.
The radiator cracked and was leaking radiator fluid at 54,000 miles. Repairing that was luckily covered by the warranty.
The "leather" seats started cracking at 22,000 miles.
And now at 60,800 miles, exactly eight hundred miles out of warranty, my transmission is eating itself from the inside, out. So far the estimated cost of this repair would be $2,600.00.
The car is actually only worth around $6,000.00 at most.
Never again will I buy another Mazda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th June, 2004
17th Nov 2005, 23:15
Yes, I bought a 99 mazda 626 two years ago with 64,000 miles on it. o/d light flashed on first trip, but then two years go by. I am evacuating for a hurricane and transmission fluid starts pouring out onto my engine block smoking like crazy. I had it drained and refilled, never happened again. even stranger when I took it in for diagnostic test it show nothing wrong. My check engine light came on twice and turned off after an oil change both times, loose wire I guess. louisiana girl with no luck, the trans. says ford right on it!