I have had my 626 for about 6 months now. We bought the car used but I have to say that we have really enjoyed the car. Although the exterior is a little boring the performance and comfort more than makes up for it. The car is quiet and has a very sturdy feeling to it. It also has great get up and go. We've had no problems. We took the car on a long road trip and it was very comfortable and handled well on steep and mountainous roads. We love it!
Swing fans, very comfortable seats, huge trunk, fold down back seats, no awkward blind spots, good stereo system. Great heater and AC, we live in an extreme hot and cold climate and it has performed well.
When the seats fold down the opening is made smaller by panels on back of trunk. Transmission is a little touchy, when going from reverse to drive you must stop completely (recommended anyway for any car) or car "jumps".
Great car for the bucks. I purchased
it new in 2002. Seats are
comfortable, good head and leg room
even at 6'3". V-6 has plenty of get
up and go. In two years the 626 has
been trouble free. I had a Mazda GLC
20+ years ago and it was a great car,
oil changes, brakes and tires where
about the extent of repairs. Two
years with the 626 oil changes are all
the service it has required Never
will understand why the 626 did not
compete better as far as number of
The ES V6 with leather, CD, traction
control, fog lights etc was a great
bargin as compared to similar cars.
Leather interior and reliabilty at an
Bring the 626 model back--it looks
better and was priced more
competatively than the new model 6's
i bought this car 2 months ago and so
far i love it. the v6 gives you a lot
of power though it seems a little
sluggish in city driving. the leather
seats makes the car look and feel a lot
more luxurious then it is. id get the
V6 because the 4 cyclinder doesnt have
any power. the ride is smooth but i
wish the steering was a little tighter
it has more of a big car feeling. its
spacey and the interior looks plain but
nice. This is a really good car.
Leather, traction control system, and
the rims that come with the es model
needs to look more sporty especially in
the front, tranny is kinda of rough.
keeps me up at nights worrying that the
tranny is going to go soon
Bought the 626 and a protege 5, which
today I get rid of the protege 5.
Stylish comfort. I see complaints
about the leg room, which i could see
if i was over 6 feet tall, but I'm
not, so no complaints. Excellent
stero. Tansmission is usually smooth,
a little, and I mean just a little,
rough on cold mornings. Average gas
mileage. It's my thoughts that Mazda
made basic seem cool.
Mazda 626 ES is a stylish and good-
looking car. Good handling. Fair gas
millage. Rough transmission. Excellent
price. The swing fan is so cool. Heated
mirrors are the standard. Good CD
player. Radio has great reception.
Hidden antenna. Trunk-open remote
control. Two 12V outlets and one of
them is under the front console for
cell phone, MP3 player, or palm pilot.
Stylish looking. Swing fan. 12V outlet
under the front console. Trunk-open
remote control. Hidden Antenna. Good
handling. EXCELLENT price.
Fair gas millage. Poor horse power.