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Mazda 626



  • aprylenjtaprylenjt Posts: 1
    A Mazda dealer in my area currently has two "new" 2000 626 LX-V6 5-speeds with less than 100 miles still on the lot. The dealer's initial asking price for each is $15,995. Both don't have ABS/Traction Control but are equipped with the LX-V6 Premium Package:
    - Wheels: 16 in. Alloy w/Locks
    - Tires: P205/55R16 tires with 205mm width, 16.0" rim
    - Power Moonroof
    - 6-Way Power Driver's Seat
    - Carpeted Floor Mats
    - Heated Door Mirrors
    - Anti-Theft Alarm
    Is it just me or is this a great deal since the 2000 626 is almost identical to the 2001?! Any thoughts from the 626 experts out there?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It is not just you. Those are a steal.

    In fact, if you decide not to buy one, let the folks here know about it, because someone will.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,913
    Where are you located? Better yet, where is the dealer?

    Hmmmmm.... The thought has crossed my mind more than once to trade in my '99 automatic for a newer stick with power seats and moonroof. Although, I would like leather.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • josie5josie5 Posts: 3
    I've been reading alot about the Mazda 1994 626 transmission problems...

    Does anyone know if there are any substantial problems with the 1990 626?

  • rotarykidrotarykid Posts: 191
    the a/c system in the v6 626(ford). All mazdas are using ford diagnostics for obdII. the fuel tank and its components are ford. I'm sure i could come up with a few more if i really thought about it. By the way, if you like a it. Also, the 1990 626 was a better car than just about anything mazda makes today, but it is old and time catches up with us all. My 92 is still going strong and will be around for quite some time.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Our A/C has been OK, it's a 1995. We've only required one major unscheduled service, and that was for the fuel injection cleaning.

    My former car, a 1991 Escort GT, leaked freon one year, and then lost its compressor the next. I hope our Mazda fares better, because those combined cost me over one grand.

  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    check your facts...

    The A/C compressor is made by Sanden and the Evaporator is made by Valeo.

    I'll give it to you that the fuel pump is a Ford product, but the tank is made by Elsa Corp.

    The PCM is made by Visteon a former Ford company. By the way, you have to admit that the capabilities of WDS blow away the previous system and I'd much rather have my vehicle diagnosed with that than the NGS.

  • rotarykidrotarykid Posts: 191
    the a/c system is ford- whomever makes the parts for ford is another story. havent looked lately, but since 93 all the fuel tanks in 62's were made by ford. I definitely wont disagree about diagnostic ease when it comes to the ngs tester. It is the best system going, unfortunately ford does not want to give mazda all the capabilites that the ngs allows the ford techs to use. the original question was what parts of the 626 were ford. I wasnt making any comments on whether these items are good or bad. the cruise control unit should be ford in any newer 626 and also the wiper motor.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Maltb: wow, what kind of source do you have at your disposal to get quick facts like that?


  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    One would expect to see motorcraft plastered on that compressor if it was a Ford system. Ahh, what would I know anyway.

  • windowphobe6windowphobe6 Posts: 765
    But I've been gone for three weeks, at least partly because my 626 (2000 LX, four-cylinder, automatic) wasn't getting enough exercise.

    So I've just run up 4,444 miles on the clock through the eastern half of the US, and the only problem I had was external - some flipping meteorite or something came smashing its way into my windshield. Needless to say, it wasn't in front of the passenger's seat.

    Otherwise, smooth sailing all the way, and 29.2 mpg to boot. (Best tank was an improbable 32.7.) Top speed was kept to a modest 92 mph. And the A/C coped with Texas heat and Louisiana humidity with aplomb. I can think of one or two instances where it might have been nice to have the extra 40 ponies from the V6 at my disposal, but so what else is new?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,913
    Don't you worry, I definitely noticed you were MIA. I was wondering who, if not you, was going to answer all of these questions since I have not had a single problem with my '99 and, therefore, have no experience fixing them. If its not a general mechanics question, then I'm at a loss.

    Now get to work! ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • jstandeferjstandefer Posts: 805
    ...can go a long way. I was in the process of buying/leasing a 626 a couple of weeks ago, but decided to hold onto my Protege ES a while longer until I catch up with depreciation (and the new 215-220hp 626 comes out). However, one of the dramas I was going through was selecting a color. I liked the lighter colors, but those body color window frames/pillars drove me insane!! I think they totally break up the lines of the car. Why can't Mazda paint them black like they used to? So, I decided to get creative in PhotoShop and make them black. But, I also decided to add a subtle two-tone paint scheme. The car is a Silver Frost 2001 626 ES-V6 (press picture), which I have added the black window frames/pillars along with a steel blue two-tone. I think if Mazda did something like this (at least just the black window frames/pillars), they would sell a lot more 626's.

    Click on the link above and then click on the "Mazda" album. I have also included the original picture to compare to. Let me know what you think!! I really believe Mazda should do it!!

    Hey windowphobe6!! WELCOME BACK!! It sure was quiet here without you!!

  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    but I think the painted pillars look more elegant. You may see something different with the '03 version as it's body style is much more sporty.

    We should start thinking up names for 626 replacement so Mazda can save some $ for a REAL market launch.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,913
    i like the painted pillars, too. Never liked the black look. Seems cheap to me.

    215-220 hp?? Did i miss this discussion? I am intrigued. Tell me more. And tell me that there is a manual tranny involved!

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Jerry: nice work, indeed. Looks a lot like the 1995s.

    New names? Well, there is the MP3, the MX-5, the and the RX-08 (though I'd just call it RX-8). So it could be called the RX-6 if it's sporty enough.

  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    I think it looks much better black! It really accents the silver color and adds a sporty touch. Most cars look better with the black window trim and the 626 is no exception.
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    My 1991 has black window posts like that and it makes an excellent contrast.
  • windowphobe6windowphobe6 Posts: 765
    I have a sneaky suspicion that what Mazda wants to do is to go full alphanumeric in Acura style. Of course, have you looked at a 626 grille lately? Sure looks like an Acura to me. :)

    They could always bring back Capella. It's melodious, it has historical value, and in true Mazda fashion (only one N in "Millenia", only one accent mark in "Protegé"), it's spelled funny.
  • thompsdrthompsdr Posts: 1
    I'm about ready to purchase a 626 LX-V6 I/ luxury package + cassette for 17900 before taxes and tags. I calculated the factory rebate at $1480 so I thought this was a pretty fair deal. However, after reading jstandefer's post (on July 16) I'm not so sure... Can any one verify that his $2500 estimate of the factory rebate on the LX-V6 is for real? If it is, I'm probably paying too much for the car!
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