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2001 Mazda 626

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A good car overall
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By Al
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2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

From an appearance standpoint, this generation has the best lines compared to previous 626s, and the interior has an inviting look to it, plus it's roomy and comfortable with a great stereo. If you want a car full of high- tech toys, you'll be disappointed. The luxury/power features this model has (ES-V6) have been in luxury cars since the '80s. Reliability is good, except the radiator needed replacement @ 110K. I've heard complaints about the transmission but so far I've had no issues with it @ 156K. The V-6 runs horribly on 87 octane, it needs at least 89. I'm getting clunking from the rear suspension, most likely bushings/struts needs replacing.


Favorite Features

Great looks and paint color (maroon), '80s "retro" appeal, oscillating air vents, electric sunroof, Bose stereo, leather, folding rear seats, roomy passenger cabin and trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Cooling system, V-6 should run better on 87, front seat headrests are too small.


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Mazda 626ES
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By V Land
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2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Outstanding reliability for 8 years. We did all the preventative maintenance as scheduled and changed oil every 5,000 miles. Fun to drive; responsive. Great Bose sound system. Still a great car after all these years.


Favorite Features

Steering responsiveness. Leather seats, good acceleration, suspension.


Suggested Improvements

A little more comfort in the seat cushion would be helpful...


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MY CAR
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By DIANEDLE
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2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

First front wheel drive I have ever owned, excellent in snow and ice...I am so impressed!!


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not a bad car at all
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By capt. midnight
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Vehicle

2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Very reliable and no problems at all in first 15 months of ownership. My only complaints are a very whimpy V6 (165 hp) that uses premium gas, and stereo has bad reception and sound for a Bose system. Main problem is antenna built in rear window. Aside from those issues it is a very nice car and well built.


Favorite Features

Nice ride compfortable seats cd/tape combo nice looking car


Suggested Improvements

. Increase HP on V6 . Drop that "antenna in window idea" . add some ABS brakes. It is not even . put a decent stereo in the car. The name may say Bose, but this is not a quality system. Also only 4 speakers. . standard on top of the line ES V6 model that retails for 26K. Come on!!


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