1995 626

Consumer Reviews

1995 Mazda 626

$496 - $6,600  MSRP Range

Review Score

2.9 out of 5 stars

2.9

7 Reviews
57% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.1 out of 5 stars Comfort
3.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.1 out of 5 stars Interior Design
2.9 out of 5 stars Reliability
2.6 out of 5 stars Performance
3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Great bang for your buck

by Eric from Wallace, MI on Sun Mar 22 2009

I purchased a used 626 with 145K on the clock. I ran it without major issues until 220K before I retired it. I never had a major problem, just normal wear parts like breaks, tires, belts, a rusted out muffler and exhaust. It started up on the coldest Michigan winter mornings and never gave me problems. I would buy another in a heart beat. It isn't the most comfortable or stylish but as a DD I never averaged below 30 MPG and normally drove it very hard (redline shifting constantly).

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Still Kicking

by Go Dawgs from Snellville, GA on Sat May 05 2012

My wife bought this car when she totaled her truck just to get around in. She got it at 100,000 and now it's 5 years later and it's at 188,900 and still going strong. It's not the flyest car and you're not going to impres anyone but as far as gas mileage and reliability, we can't complain. It's perfect for a first time buyer or someone who just needs a car real quick to get around in.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

A Very Good Car For It's Price

by commspro from Monterey, CA on Tue Mar 18 2008

I've been driving this car for almost 2 months now, and I can say this car deserved every penny I put on. First of all it's a Mazda. Just like any other Japanese cars well known for their dependability, and quality this car makes you feel that it is a good car. Of course it is not like a brand new car, I had some minor issues since I bought, but none of them gave me a headache. I also can say it's very good on gas (26-27 MPG City, 33-34 MPG Highway). Bottom line is Mazda 626 is a reliable, good driving car that is a nice choice for it's price.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Won't buy another Mazda product.

by Time to buy something else. from MA on Thu Apr 10 2008

Car gets great gas mileage, 34 mpg consistently. Has been an ok commuter car but been having issues with the alternator belt that I can't seem to correct. Reading up on some forums this is a common issue with this car.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

1st 626 LX -5 Spd

by Nebraska from Nebraska on Mon Jan 23 2012

Purchased in 4/2002 (used) 75,000 mi. Have driven much myself/ been a school car. Been in a couple of accidents. Yet, Still going strong with 150K miles. Oldest has new car--so back in my "fleet". Fun.Zippy. Quick. Cheap. Reliable. 25/34 MPG. (80+ mph on Interstate). Easy to maintain. Love the car. Clean looks, easy start, runs all day. Good compression and shifting, still. ( Minnesota and back last Summer at 100 degrees--no problem during 1200 mi trip) Will keep it til it dies ?? 626's are a good buy with with Manual Trannys. Automatics are not good ?? (Never had one). Would recommend to anyone. Would also love to get a V6 5 spd --ZOOOM-Zoom !!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Most bad Car I've Owned

by Vlad from Buffalo Grove, IL on Thu Aug 09 2007

never ever buy this car, accsept if you wont spand money every day on this car end never fix it realy...

1 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Worst car EVER!!

by Jimmy John from Alexandria Ky on Thu Aug 23 2018

Had mine a little over a year and a half and I'll NEVER own another one!! Biggest piece a trash I've ever owned!! Way to many problems to list!! Had it in the shop every time I turned around!! On it's way to the junkyard!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1995 Mazda 626

Shopping for a compact family sedan can be as confusing as sorting through the selections in the cereal aisle at your local grocery store. So many options, yet it all comes down to what gives you the most value for your money.

The 1995 Mazda 626 LX can boast about its V-6 engine and nimble handling, but it may not fit every family's shopping list in other areas. And besides, it's got one quirky little feature that may start some serious marital squabbles.

She: I couldn't help but think about my sister you know, the one who subscribes to the Tightwad Gazette when we were testing the 626. She's in the market for a compact family sedan, but I'm sure she'd X the Mazda off her list based on... Read More