I bought the car new 15 years ago. It's getting way up in miles and age, but I will miss it, when the new car comes along. This car has and still is giving me a fun drive. It may not be the quickest car out there, but even with the Auto Tran it is fun to drive. I have even went to all season non- performance tires now that it is simply a day driver. The new rubber makes is very good in the snow. I will be sorry to see it go someday. I am hoping to pass the 200,000 mile mark. Nice work Ford/Mazda!
High reving engine, cornering ability, fun factor, etc. Great passing power when up to speed on the expressway.
Was never happy with the way the cruise control worked, seemed to have lag. Not really that quick right off the line.