Used 1997 Mazda 626 Sedan Consumer Reviews - 54 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

54 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific 626 model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Think twice before buying
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By R from San Diego
on

Vehicle

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Overall the car has performed fairly well. After first purchasing the car the check engine light went on. The car also ran rough. Just today I learned the car had a leaky heater coil; had it by passed for a 100 dollars instead of replacing the whole thing for about a thousand. The A/C on the car is wonderful; cools in about two minutes flat. Gas mileage is about 18 miles to the gallon. The paint is not very good on the car. I would recommend it for a first car for let's say a college student. If you are a real commuter I would not buy this car; instead I would by a Nissan or Honda - two much better cars.


Best Features

The air conditioning is wonderful, the basic stereo is pretty good.


Worst Features

The power on the car needs improving. The transmission could shift a bit more smoothly.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Zoom Zoom
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By VMG
on

Vehicle

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

We have purchased Ford's, Pontiac's and even Chevrolet's, they were OK, but when we purchased our Mazda 626, we fell in love with it. It has only left me stranded once; the transmission went out at 62,000 miles. I was angry, but I found out later because being an ex-rental car, there is NO telling how the other drivers treated the car. Other than that, the Mazda 626 has been a wonderful car, so Zoom Zoom.


Best Features

I like the fact when I am getting on the freeway, well, let's say it ZOOMs and leave it at that.


Worst Features

The only improvement I would suggest is perhaps thicker seats.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Don't buy this piece of junk!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dez
on

Vehicle

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

Styling, stereo system.


Worst Features

Engine power, transmission, reliability.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Reliable car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Axis72
on

Vehicle

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

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!!


Best 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.


Worst Features

4cyl needs more standard power.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Salesman
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By carroll
on

Vehicle

1997 Mazda 626 Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

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


Best Features

overdrive automatic. CD changer, theft alarm.


Worst Features

none


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT