Love the hunter-green exterior with the 2-tone grey leather interior. The ES with features such as sunroof, V6, leather, power seats-windows- mirrors, manual shifter, 4-wheel disc brakes,16" alloys is all you really need to have a car you can actually show off for a small amount of money. Extremely reliable when paid attention to. Hard to find.
The top model (ES) matched with a manual 5-speed is a combination you don't find anymore in newer cars (except for the Mazda6 GT).
More torque and hp would be expected from a 2.5L V6. Also a 6-speed manual shifter would be a better match than the 5-speed for highway cruising. Cheap plastic on dashboard and center console. Better speakers.
I got this car from my sister and fell in love. I replaced the front rotors and put Lexani wheels on it. It is comfortable and fun to drive. If I can get another 50,000 miles out of it I will be well pleased. It's got 195,000 miles and still runs strong.
Power and comfort.
Put in some kind of sway bar that and good rims will keep you on the road.
this is my first car and i've had it for almost 3 years. it's a 12 year old car but no one believes it. leather, power everything, and sunroof make it seem extra luxurious. first thing i did when i bought it was installed a cd player and found out the factory stereo is awesome. i bought it for $4000 and can probably only get $2300 now, but it's been worth it. i only gave a 7 on the mileage because i get about 23mpg combined city/hwy. but roadtrips i get close to 30mpg on the hwy. i drive about 40 miles every day. only complaint is it needs premium gas but its definitely worth it. the engine really kicks. auto trans seems jumpy at times. i've had to replace a few things, some very expensive.
speed pick up, luxury, seats 4 very comfortably, awesome stereo, great look for an old car
i'm sure the new mazda6 would make up for any suggestions
Bought my 626 ES cronos in june 94 with
ex. warranty 6/120k for parts. The 1st
few yrs I had lots of little problems
all under warranty. Don't like the
automatic because it broke at 60k
miles. It shifted hard into 2nd and
early into 4th. Never had problems with
ac, engine, frame, electronics. Rear
calipers got stuck from corrosion and
front springs both broke from corrosion
but fixed under warranty, etc. Last 4
yrs, was trouble free. Things fixed
never came back to haunt me. To be
fair, the later yr 626's were better
reliability. I had more problems with
service trying to convince them of
problems. I spoke to the manager and
things got fixed.
Handling, style, ride, design,
comfortable in front&back. Lots of
trunk space, 6 spkr audio system. I
protected this car yearly and still no
rust. Nice v6 power for the size and
mileage, 24mpg city, 29mpg highway.
Solid feel and grip on the road.
Better auto trans, brake caliper
design, front wheel parts, sway bar
parts and fewer ford parts would be
good, lighten the front end.
THE MAZDA 626 ES V6 IS THE BEST CAR
BECAUSE ITS ONE OF THE BEST FRONT WHEEL
DRIVE CARS MADE ITS FASTER THEN THE
TOYOTA CANARY AND A LITTLE SLOWWER THEN
THE HONDA ACCORD BUT THE MAZDA IS 5000
DOLLORS CHEAPER SO BY A MAZDA 626 ES V6
MANUAL AND HAVE A CAR THAT WILL LAST
OVER A DECADED OR