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1997 Mazda 626

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Mazda 626 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 159 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.5/10
  • Reliability
    7.6/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    7.6/10

Love this car

By on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "handles well, dependable."

Cons: "noise inside, picks up a lot of road noise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this car for a long time. Second owner and it is always dependable. Fun to drive and decent fuel economy."

been very dependable..fun to drive

By on Monday, March 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive..."

Cons: "Seats are a little low..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been a very fun car..very few repairs..& it still get's up & goes @ 175,000 miles..money well spent..I'm very sorry to part with her..but it's time to get something a little newer..."

Super little car!

By on Thursday, January 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 299,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, great gas mileage!!!"

Cons: "Paint fades quickly. Underpowered 4 cyl version"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"bought this little 626 back in 2001 and it is the car that won't die! We now have 299,000 miles on it and have never had to make a major repair. Still gets better than 31 mpg and the manual transmission is still as strong as ever! Replaced tie rods and cv boots, had a new clutch at around 240,000 miles but NEVER had a major problem. Paint faded badly at around 175,000 miles and the headliner is looking rough but cosmetic issues have been the only issues that we have had so far. I even bought another Mazda based on the great experience we have had with this one!"

Great CAR

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great on gas, comfortable"

Cons: "small, hard to find parts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"PRETTY COMPACT with enough room to still move around in a 4 door, great on gas, i mean great, minor exterior wear and tear problems, great for single people or young student"

GREAT car if you one the 5 speed

By on Thursday, September 27, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 203,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "cheap, not too hard to find, reliable, everything!"

Cons: "the automatic transmission if you have one."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

and still going... and going... and going

"I bought this car 4 years ago with about 132000 miles on it. I am a certified mechanic and knew it would be a good car. I paid $2000 for it and got my money’s worth several times over. I am squeezing nearly 40mpg out of it and currently have nearly 203000 miles on it. It runs and drives like new. If you come across one of these for sale I highly recommend buying it if it is a 5 speed. If it is automatic I would strongly suggest against it. This is a flawless car except for the automatic transmission. Mine is nearly 17 years old and I drive it nearly 180 miles a day. It has power everything and it all works. It even has a factory CD player and oscillating vents; they still work too. This car runs smooth, drives great, is comfortable to be in, and gets great gas millage. I love this car despite its slightly less than attractive appearance and will drive it until it dies; which I know will be a long time from now."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

and still going... and going... and going

Fabulous car, 15 years and still running!

By on Sunday, July 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 216,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, comfortable, roomy."

Cons: "Odd locking system, underpowered windows."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this car brand new, in the summer of 1997. I loved the styling on it then and still do. Looks every bit as good as anything on the road today. It has served me well as my daily car for 15 years, getting solid mileage (31mpg), being exceptionally reliable and is a very comfortable, fun car to drive. We love Mazdas and my wife is currently driving a 2009 Mazda 5, we've had great luck. Mazda, best kept secret in America!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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