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That should be reliable, just make sure the mileage is accurate. Check the pedals to see if the rubber pads seem too worn for 40k miles.
I beleive the tail light fixture is the problem, not the bulb. I have a Lumina that has the same bulb and no problems and the Malibu has melted the plastic on both sides, left and right tail lights. I have noticed a few Malibu's on the highway with brake lights and turn signals not working. You can fix by scraping melted plastic off the bulb and cleaning the conductor but what a P.I.A. ANYONE ELSE HAVE SAME PROBLEM??
line from that rear-view mirror not being mounted
in the darkened portion of the windshield.It took
about an hour and 2 single-edge razor blades to
whittle away at that mirror button glue but it's
raised now and out of my sight line.That flippin'
black trim piece is another story!What the heck
is that made from?It's inpervious to blades,heat
and acetone!Help me! For a head-rest restraint to
be effective it needs to be elevated to at least
the top of one's ear.Mine is about 2.5" to low,
the head-rest not my ear,and should be modified.
Will get back later. Thumbs Up
I'm afraid i'll wake up and it'll have been a dream. The seller even took the car into Mazda to fix a sqeak in the dash....AFTER I had agreed to buy the car...
view mirror,it was in a sight-line,and customize
the head-rest restraint.In order for this to work
properly it should be adjusted to the top of one's
ear, at 6' we fell short about 3".The local
interior specialist charged me 2 franklins and now
it's more like the easy chair! I'm having a blast
with this left leg flexor! Thumbs Up
Anyone know the status? Thanks.
I like the 88-92 and 98+ cars the best. The 93-97s got old looking too quick after they were out.
Here's an example:
The '94 which I also bought new based upon my "89 experience is a different story. I have the 5 spd thank goodness so i have not had tranny problems....but i have had several engine performance problems that never quite were diagnosed....rough idle, stalling,and oil consumption. Now i just developed a rather significant oil leak which i will look at tomorrow. The build quality and performance of the '94 pales in comparison to my other. Squeaks, rattles, broken trunk release mech, pwr antenna, you name it. I'm getting rid of it with less than 70K on it...first time I have sold off a car i bought new less than 10 years old and under 100K, but i have no confidence level in its future reliability and will not consider a new on, although recent pricing incentive was tempting
Now she doesn't want to drive it. Has anyone heard of anything like this. It is fully loaded and a dream to drive.
The US likely won't get a wagon, because the Tribute (626 based, BTW) is on the way.
dan - I wouldn't buy that car until it was fixed, bargain or not.
fancy stuff,Anthony, but at 6' I had the same
problem.See Post#65.We have 1.5K and this left
leg flexor is a blast. Thumbs Up
Has anyone heard of specific engine problems. I assume since it ran fine that perhaps it's some type of electrical or hopefully!!! just a problem with the warning light itself? It didn't come on until after the car idled for 5 min in a parking lot and then went off a few minutes after driving again, I hadn't noticed that it had come on at first.
Any ideas? Thankx
3500rpm is fine, though. You're only about half way to the redline. The catch is the noise.
Even the V6 revs a bit high, but it produces immediate passing power at just about any speed.
on the Reicter scale, but for 16k we're pleased
as punch. The other 2 you mentioned,Jason, we
could'nt touch with our limited funds.
I do wish the car had a smoother ride. I had a Ford Taurus that was unreliable but had a nice ride. Also make the seats more comfortable. While it is important for Mazada to set itself apart from the competition by being "fun to drive", to much "fun" makes my backside hurt! Therefore I have added a seat cushions which makes my driving fun more fun. Otherwise a great car for the price!
However driving home tonight from the dealership the car up and died on the interstate. It ran fine through town and then on the hwy it was running fine. I accelerated up to about 70 - 75mph and all of a sudden the engine quit. I pulled over and it wouldn't restart, at first. I had electrical put no ignition. After sitting a few minutes It restarted and I drove back to the dealership through town! They gave me back the Subaru and said they would look at it again tomorrow!
Anybody have any ideas?? Thank you
At any rate its going to be $460 and they'll pay $100.00, last time I buy an 'as is' vehicle.
Does this scenario sound plausible and does this price sound about right?? Anybody???
http://www.bradbury.cwc.net/probemx/p_p4.htm has a description of the situation in frightening detail.
Maybe someone reading this has experienced the same problem and has a solution I can tell the technician. Basically, it happens when excellerating in 2nd and 3rd gear. The hesitation starts around 2500 rpms and continues to just past 4000 rpms. Right at that point, it stops hesitating as suddenly as switching a light switch. I even hear a slight instantanious change in the engine noice. I don't really notice it in any other gears. Nor do I notice it when I downshift to 2nd or 3rd and then accellerate. It's frustrating because I keep hearing on this post about how quick this car is with the V6. Even edmunds review of the 2000 ES V6 noted how strong the engine pulled from 2000 - 4000 rpms. I sometimes feel that strong pull in that range, but most of the time I feel the hesitation, like something subtle is trying to hold it back and finally breaks it loose just past the 4000 rpm mark. I hope to get this mystery solved, because I could really learn to love this car. Now I'm contemplating on trading her in on something else. I hate to do that because I've already suffered the first year depreciation. In case you are wondering, the car has just over 12,000 miles. I bought it last September.
Any help would be appreciated.
"What IS the optimum,ie least amount of pollutants+
best fuel effiencecy,rpms for this Foxmoor honey.
Cruise was set @ 3K/70mph.Does anyone,like OKcharles,know the most effiecent rpms?
skibry1: the rate of wind resistance increases with the square of speed. Gearing can help, but you'll probably have better mileage at 50mph than you would at 70mph.
On the other hand, you should keep your engine in it's power band for passing situations, so 3500rpm isn't necessarily bad.
Anyone have any comments on whether 626's are getting better?
Ours has had only one major service in 5 years, and it was about $400 or so.
On the other hand, we saved about $6,000 over a similarly equipped Camry when we bought it.
So while my car misbehaved at the right time, I am no further ahead!