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2004 Mazda6 with 120k miles... Is that scary?

Looking to buy a 2004 Mazda6S with 120k miles. The asking price of the vehicle is 5,975. Any faults on the car the dealer said he would fix before he sold the car to me, such as a crack in the windshield, a crack in the center console cupholder ... ect. Is this a scary car purchase? When does the average Mazda's transmission go out?

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  • mjmacky Dec 28, 2008

    What if it is both an automatic and a manual?....

  • mjmacky Dec 29, 2008

    Thank's Appreciate it!

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They are know for bad automatic transmissions. The manuals are fine. 

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Thomas F. Schneider Dec 29, 2008

    Sorry but A combination is an automatic. I have no ax to grind. I had a 626 as well as my sister had two. The mechanic told me abut the automatic transmissions being junk as well as my sisters went bad. Not my buisness what you decide.

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