This car is a real joy to own. First class airline seats in a car. Love the luxurious style and didn't expect the sporty handling. This coming from someone who owned a 1987 Mustang GT, Toyota MR2 and a Civic Si. Drives solid and comfortable like a Cadillac yet takes off and corners like a Mazda "Zoom Zoom" this is another great achievement for Mazda. Would I buy another one? In a heart beat! Driving 66 miles daily with 3 min of steep hill climbing. I was averaging 19 mpg.
Stereo control and cruies control on steering wheel not common feature on other cars for this year. Rear wheel drive. Huge fog light states this is not a economy car.I also loved the high quality materials used inside and the dasbord it wraps around the "pilot" like a cockpit.
This car is no longer in production so the suggetion is in vain. The only change I would make to this car is more trunk room. Not possible because half the gas tank is in the trunk, but you'll never notice because the trunk is carpeted.