1997 Mazda 626 Consumer Review: Glad I Got the 5 Speed

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Glad I Got the 5 Speed
By rjgonzalez on


1997 Mazda 626 LX V6 4dr Sedan


After reading the other reviews, I am
glad that I got mine with the manual
transmission. It has the 6 cylinder,
so it is more fun than the 4 and I
average in the uppper 20's around town
and in the 30's on the highway.

I have over 100K miles on it and I
haven't had any major problems, but
have had to replace the CV joints at
90K and the rear stablizer bar end
link. It still has the original
battery at 5 1/2 years, though I will
replace it before winter. The clutch
still feels tight at 101K and the
engine still runs smooth and doesn't
burn any oil. I have had to get pieces
of the exhaust system replaced, but so
far has only cost me about $100.

Best Features

Styling is subdued.

Worst Features

Cupholders should be hidden when not used. No door lock switch so you have to pull or push the driver's button to lock/unlock the other doors.
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