OK, we’re looking lustfully at a 2002 Mazda 626 with 40k miles, for $12k. It feels great, rides smooth, and is on Consumer Reports’ list of “reliable used cars”. It’s quieter than other cars we’ve tested, especially in the frequencies that would interfere with my hearing what Jodi’s saying. Its CD player doesn’t play mp3 CDs, but that’s what Christmas money is for, yes?
If anyone happens to have the ability to look up VIN 1YVGF22C825277947, please report back immediately. I know it might have a minor recall, but that’s something I can easily take care of.
Click and Clack say buy what you love, and then you’ll be more likely to treat it well, making it last longer. We love this one. (We’d love any other Mazda 626 or Mazda6, too, I’m sure.)