by JMP on Apr 23, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 DX 4dr Sedan
I purchased this vehicle from a man in New Jersey who owned since it was new and he never had major problems! I had it for six years and never had major problems! I owned dozens of vehicles and this had been the absolute best car I ever had! This car now has 145000 miles and still drives like its brand new! Oh yeah, standard versions are a lot better than automatics! I love this car and I won't sell it for anything!
by carless in seatle on Mar 18, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Mazda 626 DX 4dr Sedan
Replaced two engines (one rebuilt) and
one transmission, 2 air sensors and
the entire exhaust way too soon.
Turned the car in with it's third
catastrophic power train failure with
only 90,000 miles. Very disappointed.
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.