i bought this car new in 5/00 with 16 miles.
since then, i now have over 281,000 miles on it and it's still running strong.
A/C replaced 2 yrs ago, front axles replaced last year and transmission is going out (5 sp man), but with almost all highway miles, i'm going to drive it into the ground.
otherwise, runs smooth, good pick up, comfortableand gets me there and back reliably!
happy enough that we bought a 2009 mazda 6 that my wife now drives around!
has been very reliable, comfortable, easy to drive around, maneuver and park.
ride is smooth - fair pick up for only an old 4 banger
the newly remodeled 2009 mazda 6 is a much better improvement - more room inside, better engine, quieter ride