1996 Mazda 626 User Reviews

1996 Mazda 626 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
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"power" 4 reviews

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Daniel writes:
1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 Review
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5

Pros

The interior, sunroof, ABS, electric windows and the V6 engine.

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The engines stuffed.

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I Like It. — 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 brakes are very good, they do fade after a few emergence stops but the ABS works really well getting it from 100km/h to 0km/h in about 110 feet with good tires.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrew writes:
1996 Mazda 626 DX Review
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Its a fun car!

Cons

Its olddddddd

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Its An Everyday Car, It Will Last You A Good While. — This car has 115xxx miles on it. The care is pretty fun, its a lil beast. But it isn't a ferrari or anything. It has a 5 speed transmission. The car does handle, but it has a small amount of understeer. I love this car. It runs like a champ. It is pretty gas efficient. Its not a beautiful car. nor does it have the performance. but it is most defiantly a everyday car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Charles writes:
1996 Mazda 626 LX Review
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4

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Perfect city car.

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It had a nagging check engine light that was super sensitive.

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What Mid 90's Mid Sized Car Should Be. — Overall one of the best cars I owned, 5 speed manual gave you power on downshifts, handled really well, cheap to own, burned very little gas, was good on the road, city too. Fun to drive, plenty of room and rode great, the Goodyear Eagle GT's were a perfect fit for it. Clutch lasted 160K.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rickard writes:
1996 Mazda 626 DX Review
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Easy going automobile!

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Price of spare parts.

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Good Buy! — Performance is quite okey. Good quality! The looks is okey, not ugly, not a Ferrari. Average looking. MPG/KMPL is rather good. But spare parts are quite expensive, at least here in Sweden. Fun factor? Well, no, but neither is it dull.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1996 Mazda 626 LX V6 Review
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5

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I feel young when driving it

Cons

nothing really

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Zoom Zoom Zoom — 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 ZOOM ZOOM!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marcos writes:
1996 Mazda 626 DX Review
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hand braking is fun in the snow

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its lame.

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Stick Shift Is Hella Fun — its really fuel efficient and fun to drive in the snow, but its not as fast as i'd like it to be and its not really the coolest looking car ever but it gets the job done. ps- stick shift rocks!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
1996 Mazda 626 LX Review
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Good fuel mileage, great handling

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Transaxle problems

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Decent Car If It Is Stick, But Wouldn't Recommend Buying It In Auto Trans. — My old mazda had a major problem with the transaxle that caused the gear ratios to go out of sync and make the overdrive off light blink and not shift gears, usually when I was driving on the highway at around 70 mph. The acceleration wasn't terrible for a small 4 cylinder, but i often wished it was a manual trans because then I wouldn't have had the problem with the gearing. Otherwise, it was a decent first car that got decent gas mileage and handled great, but that was about it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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wishew writes:
1996 Mazda 626 LX Review
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Good basic car.

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Plain.

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184k Mile Mazda 626 — My 1996 Mazda 626 (manual trans.) has 184,000 miles on it and is still running. Although I've had to get some repairs done, it's been a pretty good car for the 5 years that I've had it. Not crazy about the way it looks, though (too rounded). But the interior's pretty nice for a 12 year old car.

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Amber writes:
1996 Mazda 626 DX Review
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Excellent car, what else can I say

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parts were on the high side and there wasn't much room to work.

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

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Erick writes:
1996 Mazda 626 LX Review
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good on a rolling start, and turning

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slow start off, sort of heavy body weight

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Great Car! — this car is sort of fast, always starts and runs, and everything inside seems to fit me perfectly

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2002 Mazda 626 Reviews

Family Car By oscarcsales

like the handling on it. very good on gas and the style on it is great. convenient features like power seats, leather, auto swing air vents. great space for cargo and also second row. very good on gas... Read More

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My little Mazda is a midsize, front-drive, four-door sedan great for daily driving, and road trips. Sharp steering and handling, simple interior design, a 4 cylinder 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl engi... Read More

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2001 Mazda 626 Reviews

This Car Is A Great Buy, You Wont Find Any Better For The Price! By ICAfrost21

Its a good car to buy for the price and the low amount of miles that has been put on it. only a year old brake booster, new belts, new tires, new fuel pump, a year old battery! Exterior is in amazing... Read More

Bam By Jonathan

Great on gas Still kickin' at 120,000+ miles and EVERYTHING STILL WORKS Tinted all around 2" Cat back purrs nicely 12"' sub Pretty cheap to maintain Lots of parts interchangeable with other mazdas/ fo... Read More

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2000 Mazda 626 Reviews

626 Should Be 666 By Anthony

I bought the car with 100k miles on it for 4k and it lost a transmission cable which cost $130 to replace and then the engine blew three months after i bought it. this car was a complete waste of mone... Read More

Mazda 626 By Rachael

Bought this car for two grand and have had it almost a year. Haven't had hardly any problems so far. I wrecked it but it was easily fixable and it's used for a daily commuter car. Gas mileage is prett... Read More

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1999 Mazda 626 Reviews

Other Than The Fact The Repairs Are Quite Expensive, I Love It. By Mazda1999

As far as the car's acceleration, braking and handling I don't actually know because I'm still doing some repairs to it (head gasket, fuel pump , brakes, etc.). The car did come with a fully equipped ... Read More

3500 By April

it has needed a few repairs, a new o2 sensor, needs a an exhaust pipe weld , a few rust spots the kinda came out of nowhere, ive had to replace the air intake boot....which was a pain in my a**! and i... Read More

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1998 Mazda 626 Reviews

Mazda 626 By Tracy

I like the pep it had. LOVED the Moon Roof and ABS option. OK gas mileage. Needed LOTS of maintenance. Expensive car, I will not ever own a Mazda again. It was a good car, but I would never, ever w... Read More

626 By Jeremy

Day 1 = a plan old 98 Mazda 626, a car you see everyday. Last day I had it = Slammed, Mazda Millennium rims 17"s, 20% Tints, 20,000k H.I.D.'s, 2001 rear lights with new emblems and alot more. I tryed ... Read More

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