We were not satisfied with this vehicle at all. We have had nothing but problems with it and the parts and maintenance are expensive for this car. It has been in the shop several times for major work before it even hit 30,000 miles. It now has 65,000 miles and still nothing but trouble. We have decided to never own a Mazda or Ford due to the problems we have had.
The only thing we did like was that the air vents rotate for circulation. That is a moot point now though.
We have not had a transmission problem yet, but have heard from several people who own the same vehicle that they have had to replace the transmission a few times.