1996 Mazda 626 Overview


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3.65 stars

Based on 11 reviews

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
My First Car The Only One On The Lot That I Fell In Love With. by Amber
 — I put over 200,000 miles on this car and it still was in good condition till it was totaled by a drunk driver. 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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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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Chnging A Tire

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How To Know When It Is The Time To Change The Timing Belt ?

I dont see any where to show when my car's timing belt was changed ... or maybe it is not changed at all... please let me know how to know if it is the time to change the car's timing belt before it b...

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