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1998 Mazda 626

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Mazda 626 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 346 Ratings for the 1998 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

Great price performer

By on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price/performance, sporty look and feel."

Cons: "A few reliability issues (e.g. Security System)."

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

"This has been a great car. The 626 ES came with all the creature comforts (leather seats, power seat, CD, 6-way speakers, moon roof), with a sticker price of only $24K, but had a $2K rebate at the time. V6 engine was very sporty, great pickup, but decent gas mileage. Aluminum wheels, and design gave it a sporty look and feel, but the 4 door still made it practical for hauling kids (and then became the extra car for them to share). The only detractor was some funky issues that arose with the security system, where if the car stalled, it would disable the engine for a couple hours. I discovered cleaning the fuel injector avoided the stalling problem (which then cured the security system issue... but took a while to come to that conclusion!)."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

best vehicle ever

By on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 251,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"this car was giving to me as a graduation gift in 2007 it is now 2014 and it is still running no problems as long as you do your regular maintenance. this car takes me every where I need to go!!! I have been up and down east cost with my mazdA!! It has never let me down!!!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

great car!

By on Thursday, May 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Our friend for almost 16 years, always there. No body rust but noisy rubber bushings. Not an oil burner,21 MPG."

This car is a horse.

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

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

"This vehicle is ridiculous man. Went back and forth from mass to ny, so many times. still havent needed anything major. Plus its a horse, I swear i get more than 23mpg on this tank. Went like 10000 miles over on an oil change, still went 1000 miles back from mass to central NY."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Its Transportation!!!!

By on Monday, April 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Performed reasonalby well in adverse conditions."

Cons: "Light rear end did not fair well in snow."

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

"The car is nonexciting and performs all the basic functions well. Not enough moxie when needed (4cyl) but can maintain speed on cruise control.."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Worst car decision I ever made

By on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Nice ride while it runs"

Cons: "You better like walking because it will break"

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

"The transmission is a piece of junk. The rebuild is expensive and is also a piece of junk. Very bad design. I will NEVER own a Mazda or Ford again. Owned two Mazda 626's and I am 0-2 for any reliability."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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