What can I say. My wife's dad purchased this car with 100,000 miles. She has been driving it for the past 4 years. It now has 208,000 miles and still running strong. I def. wasn't sure about Mazda at first. This car has actually been just as reliable than my Accord though. The clutch is strong and it is the original! I have heard plenty on bad things about the auto trans, but the 5 speed is money.
Comfortable seats, sunroof, gas mileage.
Check engine light has poppped up a few times. But it goes out on its own. Might be the O2 sensor. Performance is still good though.