I've owned my Mazda for a year and a
half now and have had absolutely no
problems with it. At 115,000 I'm still
using the original clutch. I'm
currently replacing the front-end
suspension and steering wear components
(for the first time)...parts are a
little hard to find, but no more than
any other foreign vehicle.
Gas mileage is pretty poor for a 4
banger: 18 city, 21 highway...but the
engine has good power for the vehicle
(esp. having 115,000) and has given me
no troubles...always starts without
complaints even in cold weather (I live
138000 and counting... rock solid, no
rattles, no rust, original paint still
looks excellent, original clutch,
people think it's a new truck...
Only regret is that I can't find
another one for my son who now drives
as they are so rare.