1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L V6 from North America


A great ride for someone who is looking for a performance oriented vehicle that is reliable


The bracket on the driver's side of the rear sway bar has broken.

General Comments:

This car handles like its nailed to the road and will get up and move in a hurry.

No problems since I bought the car other than some clutch wear due to frequent standing uphill starts.

The car is great on gas and reqiures little or no maintenance if properly cared for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2006

1995 Mazda 626 from North America


Mazda 626's Are The Worst Cars EVER!!!


I hate Mazda's with a passion, I'm a college student, I purchased my car from a well known person, for a reasonable and affordable price. However, within the first year I had it...

* the o/d light was flashing

* my starter went bad

* and my transmission blew out.

I took it to a mechanic, they said it was best to fix it when the transmission was no good (when the car left me stranded) I was driving it for almost a year, then it started making a rattling noise, the o/d light was still flashing, and finally the rpm would go up, but nothing happened.. long story short...

Mazda from 1993-1997 are said to all have a bad transmissions.

General Comments:

My car came with a nice CD player, rotating air vents, pretty cozy, leather seats, and spacious.

I have invested so much money on this mazda, it wasnt even worth it, I've spent more than what the car was worth.

The TRANSMISSION ALONE was 1,500.00.

I would not recommend any one buy a mazda, unless the transmission is

A) NEW or


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th February, 2006

16th Feb 2006, 13:20

You should also add:

3) if the transmission is a manual.

18th Feb 2006, 17:52

I have a 626, and I adore it with an intense passion. it has never given me any trouble. but it's a newer model than yours was (2001) so maybe they were dumb back in the day.. but I tell you, it's the hottest piece of metal ever.

20th Feb 2006, 16:37

I had a 1995 Mazda 626 for 10 years, but it required a lot of maintenance. I did have to get the automatic transmission replaced in 2001 after my extended warranty had expired and it cost me $2,000. I had over 175,000 miles on it when I sold it to a used car salesman. I think I would check out a newer model if it had better reviews. I think our 1993 Acura Integra was a better buy and has over 191,000 miles with minimal problems and more power. I personally prefer a 4-door car though so I will read more reviews and see what people like most.

3rd Dec 2006, 12:35

I have owned my mazda for about 3 years now, and I have had no problems aside form normal wear and tear that comes with any car.

I have a 1995 626 ES Standard shift, Though I do not recommend buying any 626 with an automatic as they stuck a ford transmission on it that is utter garbage. Mine Has yet to blow out on me, and I doubt it will.

I get decent gas mileage, the engine can handle high revs, but I am most interested in replacing the current KL03 engine with a KLZE supercharged (It can be done).

I love this car, and I will be very sad if I ever have to get rid of it.

One other note I recommend is that you replace the stock clutch with a centerforce dual friction clutch. Mine has been in my car for 2 years and it still catches strong.

1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.0 from North America


Mazda hurt me deep into the bone


I brought this Automatic Mazda 95’s 626 from a certified pre-own car dealer. I put on 7500 mils/yr on this car only for work. Transmission broke down in a year and a half. Then, change two times Master Air flow Sensor recommended by the Mazda Certify dealer. Last two years, change two times Timing belt, water pump (one job performed by a certified Mechanic shop, and one by car dealer). Now the Idle Air Control Vale is stalling the car. There are many changes: axles, tired, brake, plugs…. I think I changed pretty much everything except the engine. I should have given it up long time ago.

General Comments:

I thought Mazda never like "the company", who made huge profit by selling repair parts. Now, I believe they are the same. Mazda is another Fix Or Repair Daily!

One thing I just don't understand is that why a certified Mazda dealer does not a work Menu for the 95 626 in the shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd January, 2006