"This car has taken me far. Better than average dependablity with mostly highway driving but unusual repair issues. Between 90-100k miles required both front axles to be replaced. Alternator conked out at about the same time and timing belt was an expensive piece of prevetitive maintenance. Overall though, much more dependable than any domestic car I've bought. It is fun to drive and really hugs the curves. Gas mileage is quite favorable especially on the highway. (over 30 mpg) The trunk is huge and the ride is nice. Moonroof is a must. A/C is nice w/ extra osculating vent in middle of dash. Rearview mirror with temp & compas is nice but does rattle. Lots of nice storage spaces placement of a/c plug ins for phone & navigation. I would buy another one like it!"
"We've owned our 2000 Mazda 9626 for 10 years. We bought it used with 15k miles on it. It has mostly minor repairs done to it, except when a repair shop didn't replace the oil plug after an oil change and fried the engine, so it has a newer engine in it (they replaced at their cost). Once it hit about 100k miles, we noticed a rough vibration when it's at a stop and the air conditioner is going, but we put it in neutral and the vibration stops so we're assuming it's a motor mount problem these cars are known for, but we're told it's a inexpensive fix as long as it's addressed sooner than later. Overall, it's been a reliable vehicle, comfortable enough to drive in. We plan on selling it to our niece as we move on to another newer car so she can have a reliable vehicle as her 2nd stepping stone car. Highly recommend this car unless you need a lot of sitting room in the back and storage, although trunk is good sized."