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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan

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Mazda 626 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Mazda 626

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  • What's New for 1996

    Chrome is tacked on front and rear, and the hood is raised a bit to give the 626 a more substantial look. ABS is available as a stand alone option on LX and LX-V6 models for the first time (formerly, you had to buy an option package), and side-impact protection meets 1997 standards.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car 96 626es

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Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan

When I bought this car in 1999, it had 60K miles. It's performed great and now at 345,000 miles it's still a performer! Other than routine maintenance (timing belt, oil/Valvoline, brakes, struts, radiator, etc.) it's never given problems and the fuel economy nears 30mpg. Its 5-spd manual transmission has never failed and its clutch I've replaced once.




Love

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Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan

This car commuted every day for probably 2 years, almost 100 miles round trip a day. I absolutely love it. It has lots of personality and accelerates quickly, although you can definitely feel the change between 1st and 2nd gear. It has 145,000 miles and counting, but it still runs great. The driver side CV Joint cracked though, and I think the other ones are going also. The engine light has been on for probably 3 years, but no mechanic can tell there is anything wrong.




Great buy

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Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan

Sports sedan with 5 speed tranny. Plenty of power and easy on gas (29 mpg highway).Very reliable but repairs can be expensive. Had 120k when bought in 2002. Now close to 200k but rides like new. The V6 engine will outlast the frame. It uses one qt. of oil every 3k miles. If you are looking for this model, make sure it has the 5 speed. Avoid the automatic!




Mazda626

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Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan

Good car...txmsn probs BUT Mazda handled in excellent manner...




I'd buy another

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Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan

I bought a 626 V6 ES in late '96. It's been a great car. It performs well. The leather seats are nice but getting a bit worn (kids). 5-speed stick shift works great. No maintenance other than usual wear and tear and things I've butsted (mirrors). This has been the best car I've ever owned.




I'd buy 10 of them

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Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan

This is THE best car I've ever owned. It's operated flawlessly, is fun to drive and easy to own. I love how it looks, both in and out. Mazdas are great cars, and this one is the best of them.



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Full 1996 Mazda 626 Review

What's New for 1996

Chrome is tacked on front and rear, and the hood is raised a bit to give the 626 a more substantial look. ABS is available as a stand alone option on LX and LX-V6 models for the first time (formerly, you had to buy an option package), and side-impact protection meets 1997 standards.

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Talk About The 1996 626

1996 Mazda 626 Discussions See all Started By

maxx4me
maxx4me
05-22-2003
Can someone tell me how to adjust the headlamp on the 626 (1996)? I see the plastic wheel, but it appears to be only for the left and right adjustment. How do I adjust up and down? My new shiney headl...


aftab
aftab
09-21-2012
somehow my mazda 626 (1996) air bag light turned on and after consulting many electricians and their diagnoses, could not turned off the light. can someone help me that what to do....


guest
guest
11-22-2003
That happened in the 94 model year. Ford put their tranny into the 626 4 cyl models and that tranny was a nightmare for 626 owners. Consumer reports does not reccomened a 94 626 in their best bets for...



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