1996 Mazda 626 Overview


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Clear by 2011azdd
 — Mint condition - Original owner and all records of service and all repairs to date. Upgraded radio stereo, new tires, new battery and more. 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 Fully loaded automatic transmission!... Read More
I Like It. by Daniel
 — Good car for $1500. Drives really nice and the power is good. It'l rev to almost 8000rpm and sounds amazing doing so! Everything works like new and the sunroof is nice to have on hot days. The brake... Read More
Zoom Zoom Zoom by David
 — Excellent car this is my second one first was AUTO this one Manual prefer manual, it's like driving a sports car but with the convienience of a four door and a wagon all rolled into one Love it, ZOOM ... Read More

1996 Mazda 626 Overview

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1996 Mazda 626

The 1996 Mazda 626 got a little facelift, but other than that saw few changes. The grille was trimmed with chrome, making it more noticeable. In addition, the 626 now met side-impact safety standards.

The 1996 Mazda 626 is available in four trims: the base DX, the midrange LX and LX V6, and the ES. The ES is the high-end version, coming well-equipped with amenities such as power seats and leather upholstery. The base engine is a 2.0-liter, 118-horsepower four cylinder. The V6  boasts 2.5 liters and 164 horsepower. Fuel economy for the base engine was 23/31, and for the V6 it was 20/26.

Owners of the 1996 Mazda 626 are pleased with the car because it handles well, is enjoyable to drive, and gets fairly good gas mileage. However, a number of people claim the automatic transmission have a tendency to burn out quickly, which can be very expensive to repair.


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Mazda 626 Questions


Anti Lock Brakes

Does the car come with Anti Lock Brakes?

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Looking At A 1996 Mazda 626 And The Fans Do Not Work And Owner States Fan F...

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Dash Warning Lights

just got the car the stop, tail, fuel, washer, charge, brake, lites stay on on the dash board plus a warning buzzer I unplug the wire on the hand brake swich and that stop that light, unpluged the po...

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Upper Oil Pan Removal

I am trying to remove the upper oil pan on a 1996 Mazda 626 with a 2.0 motor. I have removed the lower oil pan, the 12 bolts that attach the upper oil pan to the block. I have removed 2 large and one ...

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My Car Will Idle In Park, But Stalls When I Switch Gears. Automatic Gear. Y...

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