1997 Mazda 626 Overview


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3.95 stars

Based on 9 reviews

We Have Owned This Car Longer Than Any Others And It Still Runs Like A Top. by Dialyca
 — This car is reliable. We have had no major problems with it. All it required was basic maintenance throughout the years. It starts fast and runs quiet. It handles well. The air conditioner in it wor... Read More
My Favorite Car. by Amanda
 — this car was awesome. I loved it and i miss it a lot. When i went to pass a car and the passing gear kicked in it sounded like a race car. Lots of leg and head room, which is important cause im really... Read More
The Delivery Car!!! by Ruben
 — this car got me thru high school at that time was the best car i could have and i was greatfull to even have a car at that young age but now that has been more than 2 years the car as creppled and i h... Read More

1997 Mazda 626 Overview

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1997 Mazda 626

The 1997 Mazda 626 did not receive any major changes for the year, as a redesign was on the horizon for the following year.

The 1997 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 and the V6. 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.

Many 1997 Mazda 626 drivers like the car because it handles well, is fun to drive, has a comfortable interior, and gets reasonably good gas mileage. Some owners have had problems with flakey paint, and there is a lot of concern about the automatic transmission, which many say tend to fail at about 75 thousand miles.


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Mazda 626 Questions

Wayne Snell

I Have A 1997 Mazda 626 That Doesn't Have Heat Changed Radiator And The Wat...

I have a 1997 626 that doesn't have any heat. I have replaced the radiator and the water pump.I am wondering if the car needs a heater core.

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On/off Light Blink Onmy Instrumental Alert Panel Where Often On On My Long ...

The "OD/OFF" light start blinking on my 1997 Mazda626 now on a long drive. I have my transmission rebuilt in2009 at15000 mileages current OD is 19000miles. Its' goes off after I shut rest it a...

81 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
Hallam Gittens

Hi I Have A 97 626 V6 And I Am Looking For An Expansion Bottle That Carry T...

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Melvin Montana

97 Mazda 626 Shifter Moves But Trans Won't


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Where Is The Fuel Pump Mazda 626 1.8 1997-mod

Do i have to take down the fuel tank to change the pump, or can i access it from under the rear seats?

632 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 years ago)