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Don't buy this piece of junk!
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By Dez
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1997 Mazda 626 Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought this vehicle new and it has been a headache. The transmission had to be replaced at 24,000 miles, the steering column twice, the timing belt at 1,000 miles, and a few other things. The engine light keeps coming on, fuel economy stinks, and the transmission is still bad. All in all, $4,000 bucks have been put towards this car. I still think something's wrong with it and I can't figure out what.


Favorite Features

Styling, stereo system.


Suggested Improvements

Engine power, transmission, reliability.


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Reliable car
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By Axis72
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1997 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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I purchased my 626DX brand new and have had great luck with the car. I know have 80k miles on it and have had no problems with it. My only complaint is the car is very underpowered with the 4cyl even with the 5speed. The interior is roomy and comfortable for long trips. Great gas milage!!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage!!! Good looking car for the price. 5 Speed manual is smooth shifting. Air condition is awesome with the power vents that circulate the air nicely.


Suggested Improvements

4cyl needs more standard power.


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Salesman
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By carroll
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1997 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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Quit ride,good milage,fun to drive. best car I have owned in 50 years. Lowest cost to operate.


Favorite Features

overdrive automatic. CD changer, theft alarm.


Suggested Improvements

none


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Never Buy a Mazda 626
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By traceyj406
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1997 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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I have a 97 Mazda 626 which I purchased from Rick Case Mazda. This car has been a nightmare to own. The scoundrels at Rick Case Mazda use dirty tricks when selling cars to women and minorities. It drives well. After the 4th year, it loses some of its power to accelerate quickly. Accelerating with the air makes it worst.The transmission went out approaching 100,000 mile. I had to get the brakes shoes fixed every 6 months. The Mazda 626 is reliable. It has never left me stranded without me knowing it was about to breakdown. The Mazda is really Ford under the hood, like the bad transmission and engine. I would never buy another Ford disguised as a Mazda!


Favorite Features

Roomy backseat, comfortable seats. Great in gas


Suggested Improvements

Improve the transmission, and braking system. Improve the little things inside the car.


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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!


Favorite Features

sunroof, great acceleration, hugs the curves, leather interior


Suggested Improvements

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


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