I'm now going on seven years with this car and have thoroughly enjoyed it. At its time it was considered a luxury full-sized car. You sit lower than most in it - your legs go more forward than down. The styling is first rate - sometimes described as Japanese Jaguaresque. Very comfortable to ride in. As others have remarked there's no glove box or tilt steering wheel - minor inconveniences. I only wish Mazda would revisit this car and provide a technologically updated version.
The "Hold" button on the auto transmission which drops the car back a gear for more torque...going uphill, passing, etc. Some have the solar cell sunroof option that trickle charges the battery and runs a fan out the trunk to reduce heat when the car sits. Definitely ahead of its time.
Some quality control issues, particularly the window regulators that break all too frequently and the sunroof which is known to jam. As not many of these cars were sold and as it was designed from the ground up, parts are very rare and extremely expensive.
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