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Great Car 96 626ES
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By vic miller
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Swift performance, maneuverability, leather interior, moon-roof, and sound system.


Worst Features

A/C


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By yaycars22
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Simple design, but quality made. Very easy to drive. All the amenities of a luxury car, but without the price.


Worst Features

Better transmission?


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By jdfarr
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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!


Best Features

The rotating air louvers, sunroof, large trunk.


Worst Features

The larger V6 engine barely fits making labor costs high for alternator, water pump, and timing belt replacement. The engine compartment should be larger to allow easier access.


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By chrisscarlson
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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


Best Features

Performs well


Worst Features

smooth out txmsn


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I'd buy another
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By jfbrown42
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

V6 Engine and 5-speed stick - Zoom Zoom! Occilating louvers on the airconditioning in the front.


Worst Features

Set the airbags to go off with a greater impact. I had them deploy in a minor accident.


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