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1997 Mazda 626 - Consumer Reviews

1997 Mazda 626

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Great car for teens
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By The grip
on

Vehicle

1997 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought mine for my son when he
turned 16 in May of 86 for $7500. It's
all black,tinted the windows dark , put
in a better stereo, new wheels. Man, I
think I have more fun driving it than
him!


Best Features

sunroof, great acceleration, hugs the curves, leather interior


Worst Features

I wish the headlights went off automatically, it's easy to forget at times.


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By Betelgeuse
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1997 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan


Review

Sucky relaiablity was the worst of
this car's problems. Radiator started
to leak about 1 year after I bought
it, and soon after the water mump
failed. About six months after that
the transmission fluid was leaking and
an incorrectly (I presume) factory
installed hose clamp wear away at one
of the AC coolant pipes causing all
the refrigerant to fizzle out. Below
average performance and rather
uninspired interior styling.


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Last Mazda Purchase
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By Cheyhart
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1997 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan


Review

Transmission went out at 38,000...
right after the warranty expired. After
a battle with the dealer, Mazda agreed
to pay for parts ($2,000+) and I got
stuck with $900 labor. Now at 45,000
miles engine light comes on
periodically and I am starting to see
oil-like stains on my garage floor. I
am getting nervous. I own only $800 on
the vehicle and fear more major repairs
are looming. Used to buy American until
Dodge and Ford fiascos... wanted to
give Mazda a try, but will buy only
Hondas and Toyotas from now on.


Best Features

Interior styling and dash, leather seats, sunroof, Lexus-like paint job.


Worst Features

More leg room for driver, more powerful motor, better rear defroster (weak), driver-arm-rest is cheaply constructed and busted after 22,000 miles.


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Great Car!
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By mazdadriver
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1997 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car. I have never had any
major problems with it. It has been
totally reliable. Starts right up, has
lots of power with the V6, tight turns,
etc. I bought the fully loaded car
(except CD) and it has been wonderful.


Best Features

I love the leather seats. It is very comfortable. The trunk is very roomy and the split bench on the back seat allows you to extend the trunk into the passenger area. I'm able to put long things load my skis and other long things that would not ordinarily fit in a smaller trunk.


Worst Features

There are a few minor design flaws. The cupholders block the cig lighter, so it's hard to have a cup and your cell phone plugged in at the same time. The trunk lid sometimes comes back down without shutting it and could be designed better to stay up until you put it down.


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