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Mazda 626 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Mazda 626

  • A bland, bread-and-butter sedan that's not big enough for families and not sporty enough for enthusiasts.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp steering and handling, improved content and options.

  • Cons

    Styling that is still bland, shortage of horsepower.

  • What's New for 2000

    Improvements in styling, handling, steering, interior content and options are the highlights of the 2000 626.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Money pit!

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan

Bought the 4 cylinder with about 30k miles on it. Once I hit 100k every major system started breaking down. Replaced the transmission, everything on the front end from the sway bar to the tie rods and ball joints. Electrical problems. I think I put more money in this car than I paid for it. I will never buy a Mazda product again. Not built to last. Drove daily 80 miles a day all highway. The worst car I ever owned.




2000 mazda 6 with 281k

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

i bought this car new in 5/00 with 16 miles. since then, i now have over 281,000 miles on it and it's still running strong. A/C replaced 2 yrs ago, front axles replaced last year and transmission is going out (5 sp man), but with almost all highway miles, i'm going to drive it into the ground. otherwise, runs smooth, good pick up, comfortableand gets me there and back reliably! happy enough that we bought a 2009 mazda 6 that my wife now drives around!



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Totally disappointed

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 ES 4dr Sedan

Purchased the 626 used at 60k mi. Now have around 173k and on the 3rd transmission, which is now going out after 31k miles. That's $2,200 for the transmission that lasted less than 2yrs. Beyond that, I've went through many a hot months without AC, after spending 800 to repair it. But hey, it has an oscillating vent that still works!! Truly a bad piece of machinery.




2000 mazda 626

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

hi, i had a 1993 mazda 626 a few year ago, i have to say it was a brilliant car, i had it 2 years and i never had any trouble with it. I recently purchased a 2000 mazda 626 , which is about 10 year old. I didn't expect to get a perfect car second hand , i knew it needed some work, i got a set of spark plugs, rear right hand brake caliber and an altenator belt. I feel the same about this car as i did about my first one, its like a big tank, a big bird on the road, u really get noticed in it. lol. Its quiet, comfortable, and reliable. I always wanted another 626 after my first one.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Not a good over 120,000

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX V6 4dr Sedan

My husband & I purchased this vehicle used with about 55,000 miles on it. Was very reliable with very few problems until it reached around 120,000 when we were constantly dealing with issues. From A/C issues that had to be fixed because they were needed for other systems, to main engine trouble, this car turned into a money pit with high miles. I noticed most reviews have been written with the cars still under 100,000 miles. If you are wanting a car that will last, get rid of your 626 before it hits 120,000. We wish we did. The repair man just told us it would be another $700 to fix the issues this time. We said forget it, and revived an older car we had. A much more reliable choice.




Problems

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan

I recently bought this used car in February 3rd, and I drove till the 5th and the car broke down. Having no Acceleration when i was driving and when i pulled up to the side trying to re-start the vehicle it won't start. So i brought it to the Mechanics to repair the problem, they found out that the "Fuel Pump" was broken. So I got it repair and drive it for another 3 days the same problem appear. So I think this is not a good car unless you want to have as a back up. Right now if the car is fix, I'm still worry about driving this car around. Its like wasting money to buy a car that cannot drive.



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Full 2000 Mazda 626 Review

What's New for 2000

Improvements in styling, handling, steering, interior content and options are the highlights of the 2000 626.

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mazdalady
mazdalady
08-25-2003
This is my 2nd Mazda 626. I'm not sure I'll buy another one and think I need to look at getting rid of the one I have in another year or 2. My first was a '94. When it was 6 yrs old the transmissio...


mad626
mad626
08-21-2001
Hello, I have a 1993 Mazda 626 which has developed a engine idle surging and cutting off problem. I originally thought that it was a transmission issue, which needed repair anyways, but that has been...


hunterman3
hunterman3
06-28-2009
I have a 2000 626 4 cyl 4 door car. When it is cool outside it runs great. When it gets over 90 deg. outside it runs bad. The check engine light came on and the code was number 2 cyl misfire. Only dos...



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