1999 Mazda 626

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$17,815

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1999 Mazda 626

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

4 trims

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1999 Mazda 626 review: Our expert's take

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Mazda’s best-selling car was redesigned for ’98, so ’99 is the year for “refinement,” meaning the addition of a seat lifter crank, remote keyless entry, power antenna and illuminated vanity mirrors.

The 626 is offered in four trim levels, LX, ES, LX V-6 and ES V-6.

We tested the LX with the 2.5-liter, 170-h.p. V-6 (a 2-liter, 125-h.p. 4 in the base model) with a 5-speed manual, the engine, but not the transmission, of choice for Chicagoland. The 4-speed is standard on the uplevel ES. Mazda sent a V-6 with 5-speed to promote the car as an “enthusiastic sedan.”

The 5-speed is very smooth and easy to maneuver and the V-6 is fairly energetic yet still delivers 21 m.p.g. city/27 m.p.g. highway.

Good road manners without unnecessary bumping and bouncing or lots of road harshness filtering back into the cabin.

Base price is: $19,065. Speed-sensitive steering and four-wheel disc brakes are standard, ABS with traction control is a $700 option. Think twice about the $2,095 premium package because about the only essential is the power moonroof.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

This is a great first car to have

Car is great and roomy. Enough space for all 5 people and the AC is nice too. Reliable as well as cheap so snag it now

4.4

Pretty Happy for 6 years

I bought this car that only had one owner in Louisville at 76,000 miles in 2012. It really met all of my needs then - I worked from home and drove very little save a 1100 mile round trip once a year - for the first 2 years I had it. For the past 4 years I?ve been a social worker and drive all over the region, and it?s continued to meet my needs. I did have to get new tires and replace the axels soon after I got it, but it was already a 14 year old car at that point. The powered driver seat is lovely. The moon/sunroof is luxurious and I use it all of the time. NO LEAKS! The powered side mirrors are also fantastic and it has surprisingly large trunk space for a sedan. It feels safe and handles quite well for an older sedan. Overall, I?ve been very satisfied. I can see why so many people are so enthusiastic about their 626s. And at 19 years old, it?s still going strong.

4.9

SIMPLE & RELIABLE

Purchased new.....We enjoyed this car....roomy....comfortable..... handled well ......easy to maintain.

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