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2nd of many
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By myrtusugni
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my 2nd 626, and I am a believer. Never had a problem that wasn't my own fault.


Favorite Features

Love the cockpit, definite comfort.


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A Good Car, Not a Great Car.
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By GGG
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 18,000 miles on it. I now have 100,000. It has had a variety of irritating, but not major, problems over the years. Frequently, the "check engine" light comes on. Usually, the Mazda dealer can't figure out why, they just turn in off. Overall, the car has performed well. At about 95,000 miles the transmission simply stopped working. It had to be completely replaced ($2,600). After the repair, it went out again after 1,500 miles and 3 weeks time. The windshield takes 5-10 minutes to clear. The car pulls snow in and blows it onto the inside of the windshield.


Favorite Features

Smooth and quiet ride. Good gas mileage. Handles fairly well.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the overall quality


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Just can't complain
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By JD72
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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I've had my Mazda for 5.5 years. With the 4 and the manual, acceleration is average but fuel economy is great (32 in mixed driving, higher on the highway). The FR680s I had wore away in 20K, but the Potenzas I replaced them with have been much better. Coming up on my 1st brake job at 70K. Otherwise, aside from oil changes and a new muffler, it's been great and trouble free.


Favorite Features

I really like the clean interior design, folding seats with wide opening, and everyone likes the oscillating vents.


Suggested Improvements

Vibration at idle (much smoother 200 rpm higher), glovebox door rattles.


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96 madza
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By used
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


Review

transmission problems (3X) Leather interior is not holding up. stitching breaking on rear seat and front door panel coming apart. bad gaskets Extremely EXPENSIVE to get repaired at dealership. ($28 to replace a tail light bulb.)


Suggested Improvements

Buy a Ford . It is cheaper to maintain and repair.


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1996 Mazda 626 V6 is a performer
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By caltom1
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1996 Mazda 626 Sedan LX V6 4dr Sedan


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This car has a great engine and is highly reliable.


Favorite Features

sporty look and engine performance


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