I bought it in '05 with 150k on it. I have since added about 20k. Drives great, very reliable, awesome for home depot runs, mulch pickups, etc... Glad to read about other owners with 200k+ miles...I love the truck. Multiple people offered to buy it from me....I am not selling!
Well, I'm at 293,000 miles and it just keeps going and going. This is my second Mazda and Father bought a couple about the same years and always run up to and above 200k. I used to haul papers with it (sometimes thousands of pounds) and it was always reliable.
Very reliable and good on gas. I recommend the cab plus for the extra leg room.
Won't win any drag race but will keep up with traffic. U-joint is sealed, so if the U-joint goes bad (and they do at about 100k) you will have to replace the entire drive shaft (couple hundred bucks).