1998 Mazda 626GE Review, Shannon920, From Ardmore, PA
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Mazda 626 LX
| ||Model of the car:||Mazda 626 LX|
| ||General comments:||Well, it's been a year since I bought my car (used at 30,000 miles), so I figured now would be a good time to review it.|
Overall, it's a pretty good car. I feel like I got a good price for the car, but my payments aren't that great (chalk that up to a high interest rate due to somewhat troubled credit at the time of purchase). This is the 1st car that I have financed.
It hasn't given me too much trouble. It did break down on me once, and that was because the battery went haywire. Thankfully it was in a parking lot up the street from my house, and the service shop (at Don Rosen Mazda) fixed it promptly. I have only had to do basic maintenance on the car (oil changes, brakes, tires). No major repairs have had to be done yet. But then again, it's in the shop now for it's yearly inspection, so I'll find out the verdict on that today! (4
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car:||-Cheap plastic appointments in the car|
-Car "jumps" slightly when going from 0-15 mph.
-Car hestitates a little bit when pushing down on the gas pedal (ex. to get onto the highway). I would assume the V6 would do better in this area, but I have a V4, so I gotta deal with what I have.
-Bad mileage on everyday driving (I put about 200-250 miles per week on my car going from work to school to church and singing engagements, so I'm spending a lot on gas unless I'm on the highway a lot.)
-Not enough Mazda dealers in my area. Don Rosen Mazda used to be only 10 minutes from my house, but now they are selling some new European car, so they no longer sell or service Mazda. Now I have to take it all the way to Pacifico Mazda near the Philadelphia Airport. That's about a 1
| ||Previous car:||1994 Ford Taurus (major headache)
1985 Chevy Spectrum Hatchback (This was my 1st car and my baby. Got me all through college. I miss that car...sniff sniff)
1985 Dodge 600 (let's not even discuss t|