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Mazda 626



  • wjm1wjm1 Posts: 33
    I'm trying to find any aftermarket center console that will fit in my 94 626. Not a bit of progress so far. Any advice ?
    (I'm just sick of the cupholders - they are a joke in my opinion and I wold love some armrest as well)
  • And if you have the same cupholders that I had in the '93, covering them up with plastic would be doing them a kindness. (The 2000 is much better, but I cannot in good conscience recommend that someone trade just to get better cupholders.)
  • The Lone Prairie got a whole passel of sleet and stuff this week, so I got to test my '00 626 LX under conditions that wouldn't impress anyone from Minnesota but which are quite horrid nonetheless, and so far, she's passing with flying colors. Of course, this could be helped by her, um, modest acceleration curve, which makes it harder to get into serious trouble. Still, apart from that first pre-dawn outing on fresh snow, in which I got to plow a few ess-curves, she hasn't slipped once, so let's hear it for the girl, and for her Bridgestone Turanzas, which did better than I expected under the circumstances.

    (Side note: I subjected this thing to the resident spell-checker, and got results that can only be described as risible. "LX", it insisted, ought to be "DX", and you don't want to know what it did with "ess-curve".)
  • skibry1skibry1 Posts: 174
    Oops hit the enter instead of tab. The stuff Charles was playing in,
    landed here as awhite blanket.I too am pleased with the Bridgestones
    but still need some more practice with the power curve...YeeeHaaa!I
    have yet to venture out into the aftermath of street clearing which
    includes(a substance I think was the idea of bodyshops)rocksalt.I saw
    the undercoating the boys in FlatRock MI applied but I'm still a little
    concerned. wjm1: we built up and covered the head rest restraint and arm rest 3" and its sweet. Charles: You did'nt waste time trying to
    explain they don't do the DX no didn't think so.
  • We don't need no stinkin' DX. :)

    Actually, for the amount of showroom traffic they were likely to deliver, which is Not Much, it was just as well that Mazda dropped them. Most people were buying at least LX trim anyway.

    (Side note: The dealer selling my old 626 has it listed as a DX on the dealership sites and as an LX on It's an LX.)
  • Hi,

    I recently bought a 1999 Mazda 626 from the Hertz car sales. It is in great condition but I have a small problem. The Hertz guys buy directly from the factory and they have never programmed the keyless entry modules that come with the car. They have given me 2 brand new keyless entry modules and a flow-chart with instructions on how to program the keyless entry modules but no matter how many times I try to read and try, it does'nt seem to work. Has someone else gone thru the same experience, if yes or if you know anything about programming the keyless entry modules for the 1999 Mazda 626 LX, I am interested in hearing it.

    Thanks in advance
  • I've never seen a procedure for that anywhere. Assuming the system is functional, it might be easier to pay a Mazda dealer the forty bucks or so and be done with it.

    If they gave you a handout on how to do this, I'd really like to see it.
  • Yeah, the Hertz folks gave me a nice flowchart which has a relatively precise set of instructions and I just followed them verbatim (I think ) and it would not work. It is an interesting procedure and I just wanted to try it out. Well, I'll just take it to the dealer and have them fix it. I have a hard copy of the flow-chart, if you have a fax, i could send it over.
  • skibry1skibry1 Posts: 174
    We're making history here(most snow in Dec)by
    thrashing the 1887 record by a coupla inches.
    I'm getting better with the power curve and
    luvin' every minute!I had a set of stainless
    steel mud flaps made,attached with ss hardware
    and they looked sweet.I'm bummed now after
    noticing rust stains on the flaps.What could
    it be?? Body clips are made of steel!!!
    Back to the drawing board.
  • I own a Honda CR-V so I spend most of my time there but need your help on a 626 that my father is buying. It is a 1999 Mazda 626 ES 4-cyl with a moonroof and leather it has the cd/cassette and all the other es goodies such as the PW/locks/Cruse Tilt. The car has 41K on it and it is in Great Shape. I saw this vehicle. This was a early lease turn in and was well taken care of He has put down a deposit and will probally pic it up Monday.
    The price is $13,400 and they are also giving him a good value for the trade. What do you all think of this vehicle. THe color is driftwood/tan leather which is spotless

  • Of course, my "What would have led someone to terminate a lease early?" buzzer goes off, even knowing there's 41k on the car.

    Would someone please pull the dipstick on the automatic transmission (you can't get ES trim with a four-cylinder and the stick) and see what the fluid looks like?
  • dekicadekica Posts: 1
    Does anyone know where can I find a Torque and HP curve graph for mazdas 2.5L V6 engine? Thanks
  • skibry1skibry1 Posts: 174
    Our mechanic has been changing the oil at 3000mls
    and making visual inspections on the Freeport.If
    we take this to the Mazda dealer(40mls away)will
    they make any internal diagnostic tests that our
    trusted tech is not set up for or will those come
    later with more mileage?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Much later. The first significant service is at 30k miles, and even that is minor compared to the 60k mile service (the first major one).

    Keep receipts.

  • A local dealer will sell me his 2001 626 demo vehicle with 4,000+ miles for $100.00 over invoice. I haven't purchased a "new" car in many, many years, but this doesn't seem correct given the amount of use/depreciation on this vehicle.

    I'm sure if I bought a 2001 vehicle and ran up 4,000 miles and tried to turn it back in that they wouldn't give me invoice plus $100.00. HElP!! What would be a fair, reasonable discount for the amount of miles this dealer demo has??
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    There is currently a $1500 rebate on 626 for 2001 model.

    For a "new" (5-250 miles) 626 I would start by offering 1225 under invoice. With the 4000 miles the demo has I would remove at least $1,000 additional dollars so take $2250 off of the invoice.

    $100 OVER the invoice for a 4,000 mile car is a terrible deal for you.

    Remember that the 4,000 miles that are on the car are the most valuable miles that the car can be driven, they are the new car miles that people pay a premium for.

    Just FYI, 2000 626's for sale with 12K or less miles were selling for 12,500 to 16,000 and average of 14,500 in my area.

    Check out the pricing service on edmunds and take a look at for some relevant information on what you should pay for new 626.
  • How much will they charge you for a non demo? It depends on the market. If area dealers are selling "new" ones for $1000.00 over invoice and the demo is 100.00 over, then you are getting a good deal. If they will sell a "new" one for the same 100.00, then it is not a good deal. You need to be able to compare it to something in YOUR market area.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    A good deal on 626 will be less than invoice anywhere in the US market.
    Use the internet and do some research on cost of 626. Check out the smart shopper forum on edmunds.

    Question for john1726: Are you in the car sales business? I used to be and IMHO only someone who who is would say that a $900 difference on a 4000 mile demo would be a good deal in any market.

    bythenbrs1 Be aware that if you are shopping against say a Accord or Camry that the 626 should be discounted much more than it's competitors.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Buy new - that demo is not being discounted at all!

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