I've had my Mazda for 5.5 years. With the 4 and the manual, acceleration is
average but fuel economy is great (32 in mixed driving, higher on the
highway). The FR680s I had wore away in 20K, but the Potenzas I replaced
them with have been much better. Coming up on my 1st brake job at 70K.
Otherwise, aside from oil changes and a new muffler, it's been great and
I really like the clean interior design, folding seats with wide opening, and
everyone likes the oscillating vents.
Vibration at idle (much smoother 200 rpm higher), glovebox door rattles.