Totally not worth it. I would steer clear. Especially bc ALL 4ws cars should have both rear ball joints replaced by now, doubtful that have been replaced and they are $250 a piece. A car that old, no matter how good of shape is worth less than 1k if working well. If it needs work, then maybe $500. You are going to spend more than 2k to get it back in good condition.
I just sold my DD 4ws 626 (5spd btw) car bc i was sick of the high cost of maintenance, shity gas mileage, obsolete parts, and the "sorry i can't help you" from my mazda parts guy when i tried to get dealer parts. I paid $600 for it five years ago and put 80k hard miles on it. Towed 4 other mazdas home across country with a custom hitch, too. The 4ws wrked when i bought it and NEVER once gave me an issue. Yes it was a custom 5psd install. Sold to a good friend of mine who can fix the cancer growing on it.
I have bought and sold a few 4ws 626s and mx6s. I have never found a problem i couldn't fix on a 4ws, but they are so expensive to work on, even yourself. maybe for $500 bucks.
Is this the 4ws in Spokane?
Last edited by jphillips626; 3-15-10 at 12:46.