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Great car for teens
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By The grip
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1997 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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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By Cheyhart
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1997 Mazda 626 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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 Sedan ES V6 4dr Sedan


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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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