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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
98,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaint the car (1 reports)
1996 Mazda 626 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 222004

626 LX 2.5L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 98,000 miles


paint is peeling pretty badly on passenger side front quarter panel. Thought it might have been an isolated issue, but alot of 626's have paint problems.

Its not so bad, but the problem is, that the "paint issue" is spreading pretty fast. I use mothers wax and wash the car by hand, but the paint is just getting worse and worse. I use the same wax and wash on my other 2 cars without issue, so I know its not the wax.

Fix is obvious- repaint it, but for now, not worth the money vs value of car.

- , Houston, TX, USA

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