Car reviews - Mazda - 626 - Classic sedan
The last of the 626 models featured a slightly racier nose treatment
29 Mar 2001
By P TIBBLES
MAZDA'S medium-size 626 was subjected to a minor update during 1999, adopting corporate styling signatures seen in cars like the new MPV people mover. Work was also put into improving the dynamics, with better steering response and lower interior noise levels. There's also more equipment, reinforcing the 626's claim to being a top value proposition in its segment. At the end of the day it's still a bland car though.
Model release date: 1 November 1999 to 1 August 2002
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Mazda 626Released: Sept 1994
Ended: June 1997
Family Tree: 626
The previous 626 was a slightly larger car than the current generation. It was available as a 5-door hatch or 4-door sedan, with a front-drive 2.0-litre 4-cylinder or a 2.5-litre V6. It was not a lot larger inside than today's car. A wagon based on an earlier generation 626 was also available until 1998.
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