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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1996 Mazda 626 Sedan

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Mazda 626 -- Very Reliable
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By Jrock
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought the '96 626 V6 5-speed manual new in 5/96. I put 275K miles on it and running strong. Typical fatigue of parts with that kind of mileage, but nothing out of the ordinary. Original clutch, but I feel that starting to go. Has always been very quick and handles well. Only thing I've replaced repeatedly is the auto antenna


Best Features

5-speed manual; leather interior; nice looking car


Worst Features

cig lighter right behind cupholder - not conducive to today's electronics; CD changer didn't last with car; power antenna motor continually breaks; road noise


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96 626 is a pain.. get the newer 6.
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By ourluck
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


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I had to replace the trans in about 6 months after purchase, check engine light comes on every now and then. Have a friend who owns a shop and he does a lot of repair on theis darn thing. I owned a 1984 626 and it ran great for about 5 years then i upgraded in sydney, i thought id give it another shot. A real bad experience this time.


Best Features

looks, handlng.


Worst Features

transmission.


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1000$ a year to pass inspection
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By dilliof
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


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The mazda I bought worked good for
three years now all the sensors had to
be replaced and the emissions system
replaced. It took a thousand dollars to
get it to pass inspection last year and
it looks that way this year, i cant
wait to get rid of it


Best Features

sunroof


Worst Features

dont build crappy computerized parts and sensors build them to last


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Very happy Mazda owner
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By tradersyd
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


Review

In eight years, this car has never
failed to start one time. It's peppy and
sassy and responds smoothly. The seats
are the most comfortable car seats I've
been in. I want to buy another like it!


Best Features

lumbar support, air rotating from dashboard


Worst Features

Has always made slight "clunk" after coasting a bit when it is starting up again and can't decide which gear to go in.


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reliable fun
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Fun To Drive
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By jesster
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has 150k on it it has had no
major problems. It has been well
maintained and driven hard. The
interior is still holding up, and the
engine runs strong. It pulls hard to
the red line and handles very well.
the seats are very supportive and
controls easy to reach. it is one of the
funnest most reliable cars i have
driven and still uses NO OIL.


Best Features

2.5l v6, great handling and strong brakes, and easy to read tach


Worst Features

i'm 6'6" more leg and head room would be great


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