2001 Mazda 626 User Reviews

2001 Mazda 626 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 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:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5

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joshmcm20 writes:
2001 Mazda 626 LX V6 Review
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NONE WHAT SO EVER

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THE COMPANY. WOULDNT EVER RECOMMEND A MAZDA CAR TO A FREIND NOT EVEN MINE!

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Mazda Company Disrespects Customers — My name is Josh McMurtry and I own a 2001 mazda 626 LX V6. I have owned this car for all most 3 years and i am highlt upset with mazda company. I have always loved mazda cars since i was young. Two years my vehicle transmission failed on my way to school while it was snowing heavly and raining, with no one to contact of a mazda dealer. i finally found out that it was my transmission after 3 months of NO!!! transportion to work or school. My grandfather took it to the neariest repair shop. I waited 6 MONTHS for the transmission to come in that cost 1,800$ to have it fixed plus well money in saying thank you for fixing it. 2 MONTHS later started haveing problems. When i come to a stop my car jerks and jerks rapidly. When i take off it fills like my car is grinding on something till my engine light comes on. I am highly upset with the mazda company. Not only cause of my transmission but the way mazda has treated the car buyers after the money$$$ is spent to pull the car off THE LOT. I had a freind that i work with that had problems with her car. she told me her transmission went out last year. she asked if I would take her car for a ride casue she stated she is haveing the same problems I am. We called, called and called to get a hold of someone. We nicely stated what the problems we are having after we heard the 626 transmission was recalled. The GENTELMEN?? that answered the phone responded IT IS YOUR FAULT FOR THE WAY YOU DRIVE!!!!!! How in the world would KNOW how i drive while being a fan and a buyer of mazda. I do not belive i would miss treat a vehicle that i spent almost 10,000 on a the car after i took it to the most trust worthy shops in the state of Kentucky to see how the car looked. MAZDA COMPANY YOU HAVE HIGHLY TICKED ME OFF!!!!!!!!

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Dan writes:
2001 Mazda 626 ES Review
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Faultlessly reliable. I've taken this thing off-roading in Moab and the Sierra Nevadas (not intentionally, of course), and made it out without a single scratch. Slightly more interesting styling than Camrys and Accords of the same era.

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Questionable (and slow) 4-speed auto. Not one bit of "Zoom-Zoom" present in the gutless 4 cylinder (which doesn't even return decent mileage, gets mid-to-high 20s on a GOOD day), NVH levels a bit high for this segment. BORING styling overall, no personality.

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It's Just A Car. No More, No Less. — If I were out buying a new/used car today, this is NOT the kind of car I would seek out. Meant to compete against the other 2 extremely popular Japanese mid-size sedans (Honda Accord and Toyota Camry), the Mazda 626 tries so desperately to make every aspect of the driving experience as boring as possible, yet it does not surpass either of those two heavyweights in any major category. The decent interior is held back by its snugness and lack of legroom. When equipped with a 4-cylinder and an automatic (as mine is), it can hardly get out of its own way. You'd also think that with a 4-cylinder it'd at least get decent mileage, but it's almost impossible to crack 30 mpg's combined without driving solely on highways utilizing hypermiling techniques. The styling is completely anonymous, but does look somewhat more "sporty" (and I use the term very loosely) than the Camrys and Accords of the same era, though that's like saying wheat bread is more interesting to look at than white bread. Resale value is ABYSMAL, nowhere near '01 Accord or Camry levels. NVH levels also higher than I'd assume they'd be on Accords or Camrys. That all being said, this car has been faultlessly reliable since it's come into my hands, which is much more than I can say for my '92 Subaru. Aside from some minor maintenance (brake job, spark plug replacements) the car has run like a champ. I've taken it down roads in Moab and the Sierra Nevadas that some Jeepers wouldn't even go down, and it's survived intact each time (I don't recommend doing this however, know your driving limits!) The major Achille's heel in this car is its transmission. It's only a 4 speed, and the weak power that's coming from the engine means that even on the slightest of hill its always hunting for a lower gear. Also, if you drive it at speeds above 75 for several hours straight, the transmission overheating warning light comes on, and THAT'S BAD. It's common knowledge that the automatic transmissions in these cars are quite finnicky (and were supplied by Ford) and are prone to failure between 70,000 and 100,000 miles, and can prove to be a costly major repair. All in all, I really wish I had a vehicle that had more personality than the 626, and didn't have constant transmission worries, but the faultless reliability otherwise has just forced me to suck it up and keep it until I can afford to buy another car that has both personality AND reliability.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jorge writes:
2001 Mazda 626 ES V6 Review
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Great Interior and fit and finish

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Lots of body roll, felt heavy

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Mazda 626 Es V6 — Nice interior, fully loaded for the model year. Great fit and finished. Lots of body roll, had lots of power, great breaking, it was a great highway car. The car could have a lot more nimble and it would have been great fun car. Lots of room. Very comfortable.

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Freelander_338 writes:
2001 Mazda 626 Review
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It is a car.

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It doesn't work for me at all.

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I Can't Wait To Get Rid Of It — The car is a horrible but typical first car, its always in the shop and I rarely drive it. The car is nothing but a waste of money. I like the way the car drives but i never get to drive it. Car is in poor condition and I cant wait to get a new car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
2001 Mazda 626 LX Review
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Reliable, decent gas mileage.

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Lack of speed

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Very Reliable Vehicle — This car has good braking and handling. The gas mileage is not bad (about 25-27 mpg). The car is very reliable, and is built well. My only gripe is that it doesn't have a lot of speed.

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Jonathan writes:
2001 Mazda 626 ES Review
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leather, in-class hp, gas mileage, Bose system comes stock

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the transmission.

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Bam — 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/ fords Leather has held up very well

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ICAfrost21 writes:
2001 Mazda 626 LX Review
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paint in great condition, everything is functional!

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one set of keys and one key fob!

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

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Cassandra writes:
2001 Mazda 626 ES Review
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Everything!

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Nothing!

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Great! — The acceleration is very smooth. Sometimes the breaks are a bit hesitant and the handling is great. The only repairs it has needed are the tires and oil change. The interior and exterior and perfect. Gas mileage is great! I love driving my car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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