Mazda 626

Consumer Reviews

Love my mazda

By on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"I picked this car originally because it was recommended by Consumer Reports, was cheaper than similar Toyota and Honda vehicles and was mostly made in the US. I was not disappointed; I got this car with 55,000miles on it and it is still running well with 165,000miles on it 6 yrs later. It also came from the midwest to CA with me and has been a good highway car (good to have a V6!). If you can find one in good condition go for it!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Mazda 1998 ES V6 264000 miles

By on Friday, July 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 264,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Confortable"

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

"I got 264000 miles with a stick 5 speeds. I just do the regular maintenance, timing belt, changed oil every 3000 miles etc... Fantastic car, just do the maintenance. Japanese car from nineties are the best."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Mixed feelings

By on Thursday, December 31, 2009

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"Bought '99 in March '00. Love/Hate relationship. 6 cyl - no tranny problems yet at 142,000 miles but many repairs. Replaced coolant reservoir two times still runs hot in summer. Real hot. Need to buy stock in coolant. Four mechanics haven't figured out. I have maintained it well with regular oil changes etc. Replaced water pump, fuel pump, CV, Back brakes two times replaced. Chng timing belt at 100,000. Dash lights burned out. Squeals like a pig a lot when starting car (belts replaced too but no one can figure out what is causing the squeal). But it is Fun to drive, reliable starts every time and comfortable. Drive 50 miles per day and will keep it as long as I can. Repairs are expensive. Have to take out engine for everything! Crossed fingers - no repairs for six months... Six months of car payments justify a lot of repairs though."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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