1999 Mazda 626 User Reviews

1999 Mazda 626 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1999 Mazda 626 reviews.

Lance writes:
1999 Mazda 626 LX V6 Review
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4

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Cheap comfort.

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Totally average car.

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I'll Buy Another One Of These Way Before I'll By A Civic, But Not Even Consider It If I Had Money. — It is very comfortable, especially for a cheap sedan. It gets pretty good milage. Has stayed together pretty well, although the paint scratches easily (mine's green). Huge trunk for a midsized car. Could have better breaks. Drivers window stopped working.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Connor writes:
1999 Mazda 626 ES Review
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3

Pros

enough power to have some fun, a puzzle to handle but with fun rewards

Cons

don't rev the engine to high on a frequent basis. (believe me i know)

105

Manual Trans Gives Satasfactory Power, But The Understearing Leaves You Wanting More. — This car is a fun little car that you can drive (conservatively) like a sports car. with a good set of tires it breaks well and has a bit of a kick (with a standard). when it comes to cornering you really cant just do whatever. this is a car that you must learn and have to plan every corner if if you want to rip it. i you make a mistake this car will always under steer. if you nail it it can offer a good amount of g force that would be expected from a car of this class.

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Saqib writes:
1999 Mazda 626 ES Review
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Comfortable interior.

Cons

Bad transmission.  Weak 4 cylinder engine.

55

Tranny Problems — The automatic I4 models from around the '99 model year have known problems with the transmission. Mazda used a weaker transmission from the Ford Probe in this model. As a result, I had to get the transmission replaced no less than 3 times before getting rid of the piece.

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flfishing writes:
1999 Mazda 626 Review
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4

Pros

came fully loaded

Cons

life span is less than expected

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Nice And Reliable Until Over 100k — Bought the car new. No problems other than paying the dealer top $ for 60k maintenance. However, after 100k car developed problems with transmission, sensors and other little things.

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April writes:
1999 Mazda 626 LX Review
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5

Pros

gas mileage, it fits everything i need it to. THE TRUNK IS HUGE!

Cons

my rear main seal is broke so im leaking oil all over my catalytic converter & i have a hole in my exhaust pipe infront of my resonator so it makes a whole bunch of noise.

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3500 — 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 it does burn oil like its its job! i love the gas mileage now that the o2 sensor is in, to a full tank i get a little over 400 miles, acceleration isnt top of the line but it works, i cant say much about thge brakies, i need new ones, but it does brake very well, no pull or shaking. it handles very well too, the interior is nice, the front buckets arent to comfy for long (8hr) road trips but then again what would be comfy for 8hours straight? i love my little car, it does have it downfalls but the good outweigh the bad....if you find one of these cars for sale buy it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1999 Mazda 626 LX Review
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3

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comfortable, decent performance

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unreliable with high miles, fwd

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Decent But Boring — It's pretty practical and reliable until the miles get really high. Mine's been almost trouble free until around 170k when everything goes to hell. Luckily mine has a proper manual tranny so it's not too slow. I also hate front wheel drive, but that can be said about most cars.

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Dee writes:
1999 Mazda 626 ES Review
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5

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that its standard and fuel efficient

Cons

that its a car

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Great Car — am not sure yet just purchased it, gets 40 miles to the gallon, seems to handle well and just had all the recent upgrades and new parts, should be fun to drive as a daily driver because i am not use to driving standard

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stephen writes:
1999 Mazda 626 LX V6 Review
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5

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The car can flat get up out of there.  Has a very easy to change oil filter.   Very few mechanical problems.

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odd-wheel size makes new tires expensive.  

35

Style And Speed In A Sedan — Ya get the power of a RX-8 and the looks of a 929. If you want a more luxurious Lancer Evo. without much dropoff in performance the Mazda 6 series may be your ticket. There is some but surprisingly little (or least to me).

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Shirraj writes:
1999 Mazda 626 LX V6 Review
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4

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You can get the v6 and 5-speed together on the 626, that you can't on the mx6.  Fast enough to get you around most people at a light, or on ramp.

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replacing cv joints, buying premium gasoline

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Good Getting Around Town Car. — Good car, decent fuel mileage. Fun to drive. Shame it drinks premium.

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Keaton writes:
1999 Mazda 626 LX Review
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3

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Good acceleration, comfortable, nice appearance.

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Electrical problems, transmission problems.

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Nice, But Not A Reliable, Well-made Car. — The Mazda 626 was a nice-looking car, but it was not reliable. Every few months, something went wrong with it, whether it was something small or large. I had to have the transmission and power pack replaced. The timing belt broke. It cost more to keep the car than it did to buy it.

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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

Very Comfortable, Reliable,great Looking By blkbox

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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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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1997 Mazda 626 Reviews

Dependable Boredom By aanelli

i am so cheap that i would gladly own this car again. perfect car for your teenage daughter. dependabe but boring. wont turn heads. very low cost of ownership and driving cost. i have to add that the ... Read More

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

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