I don't think my Mazda was the quality it should have been
I bought a beautiful 2001 Mazda 626 in October 2001. This car had all the bells and whistles.
The transmission had to be replaced just under 50,000.
When the car was brand new and when the transmission was replaced, it seemed to take several weeks for it to have any power.
I had several small things go wrong during the three years I owned the car. It seemed like I had it in the garage constantly during the warranty period for little things.
The last thing that went wrong was the check engine light came on.
I thought it was just from a loose gas cap, but it never did go off. I finally said enough is enough and traded the car for a new Honda.
I will have to say in defense of Mazda that they repaired anything that was under warranty. Much of this I attribute to the sales person.
However, I don't feel the car gave me the service it should have. I put a lot of miles on a car, but I keep my automobile well maintained. I think with good maintenance a car should last at least until it is paid off no matter how many miles it has.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th September, 2005