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1996 Mazda 626 consumer reviews

$15,695 starting MSRP
side view of 1996 626 Mazda
66% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 3.8
  • Reliability 3.7
Explore the 1996 Mazda 626

Mazdas are in a class of there of own

Mazda are in a class of their own the Mazda 6 2 6 was by far one of the most epic pieces of engineering of the Mazda company and upgraded their performance in their cars also the


Very Reliable Car for Its Age

This is the only car that I have owned for a long period of time, and for an older car it has more than lived up to my expectations. The car has almost 200000 miles on it, and up until now it has been running like a champ. There is a little bit of work to be done on it, ut all in all it is a fantastic vehicle.


Great Reliable Car

I got this car as a graduation present. It runs like a dream with routine maintenance. It's comfortable and the interior is roomy. The 4 cylinder engine helps to keep fuel costs low.


really great car to have

I have the 626 with the 2.0L motor with the 5 speed trans its the best car I owned out of 3 other different cars. This car is fun to drive great power very comfortable handleing is amazing. Do not buy one with the automatic trans they dont last long because well its made by ford the manaul trans is all mazda. i had no problems at all with this car i drive it everywhere.


I got what i payed for

I purchased this vehicle for less than $2500, it semmed like a fair idea. The car had one previous owner and I bought the car from that owner. Within six months of the purchase I replaced the battery twice, distributer and wires, alternater, and headlight relay switch. I have totalled more $3500 plus the price of the vehicle in just getting the thing to run well. So as for this car I would not ever recommend this to a friend or even foe for that matter.


Just a bad thing to own

The car is worthless. It will cause nothing but trouble. The biggest fault in the car is the transmission. For some odd idea, Ford sticks a Ford transmission with a Mazda engine. Outcome of this, transmission overheats!!. You'll end up driving the car for about 30 miles then the Overdrive light will start blinking, causing the car to change gears roughly. You'll soon find that this is a costly repair because Mazda can not fix this problem and only suggests to buy a new transmission at $2,700, just for the parts. AND THIS PROBLEM IS NOT CONSIDERED A DEFECT. If you like wasting money, then this car is for you. Search the internet regarding this problem and you will see many complaints.