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Used 1997 Mazda 626 Consumer Reviews

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4.38 out of 5 stars

2nd used Mazda-still happy

Nebraska, 06/20/2009
1997 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Bought them ('95 & '97) as School Cars, although Dad drives 'em too! Fun, Zippy, fuel efficient cars! $1,000 paid for 97. LX 4 cyl 5 speed, 180,000 miles--needs some TLC /body work, tires, brakes--but solid, no rust, and runs great. 1995 Mazda still going strong and at College with Oldest Son. This one (1997) has a Sunroof, all the trims, and runs really well. Simple design. Don't know why Mazda doesn't bring this model back--simple, inexpensive, frugal car. They'd sell more than they did in the 90's. Good road car--despite small stature--here in the Mid-west.

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4.75 out of 5 stars


carroll, 02/15/2004
1997 Mazda 626 DX 4dr Sedan
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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

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4.38 out of 5 stars

Still Chugging Along

Teslan, 05/07/2010
1997 Mazda 626 LX 4dr Sedan
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Two years on since I last reviewed this car. Yesterday I passed 180,000 miles! Incredibly reliable, comfortable and fun to drive. I hope to get 2 more years out of this gem, then I'll see about looking at the soon to arrive Mazda 2. By that point, I'll have been driving this car for 15 years. Mazda, head and shoulders above the other manufacturers, producing dependable enjoyable cars.

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1.88 out of 5 stars

A nightmare to remember!

christian6657, 05/12/2010
1997 Mazda 626 LX V6 4dr Sedan
3 of 4 people found this review helpful

I was given the car when it had only 37k miles on it now the car is only 52k miles and I've replaced the alternator about 3 times after being left in the middle of the streets several times, the transmission is leaking rivers of red oil, the axis is been always a problem and each day is worse and worse and the car's engine is always getting hot. Each time I try to correct the problem, it comes back like 2 months later. I've spent 1000s of dollars in fixing this car and NOTHING. In fact, I'll never buy a Mazda again in my life, this is a true disaster. Seriously, stay away from the 626!

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Great Car!

mazdadriver, 05/31/2002
1997 Mazda 626 ES V6 4dr Sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love this car. I have never had any major problems with it. It has been totally reliable. Starts right up, has lots of power with the V6, tight turns, etc. I bought the fully loaded car (except CD) and it has been wonderful.

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