I have had this truck for 7 years. No big problems at all. Wiper switch failed and the odometer quit at 72000. I am at 98,000 miles so far and see no reason it won't go 200k. Just change the oil every 3500 miles and it'll treat you well.
Non boring style.
Seats sit too low. Truck is very bouncy on rough road. Do something with the suspension. Also the radio reception is awful. Especially AM stations.
Overall has been reliable. However has annoying things that have failed. The odometer quit at 72,000 miles, the passenger seat lever snapped at 68,000 miles, and the windshield wiper turns on once in awhile all by itself.
Small but cozy. Excellent gas mileage for a truck (27mpg). Surprisingly good in the snow as long as there is weight in the back and snow tires for a 2wd.
I like to listen to talk shows on AM radio. The reception has been poor. Mazda 1-800 help line is a joke.
very good gas mileage for a small truck
although not much power. rides well
except bouncy on bump areas. seats are
thin. Hold the road well if it has
weight and snowtires (2wd) even in the
Pocono Mountains of PA. Did very well
on crash tests.
Reliable and nice looking truck.
Fuel system could be improved. RPM
stays up after removing foot from gas
peddle. Dealer says it is for
emmissions reduction but it sure is
very reliable so far except for that
the engine speed does not drop
immediatly when the clutch is engaged
unless RPM is higher than 2300. Wasn't
happy about it so to make me a loyal
Mazda customer I was given a FREE 100K
7 year warranty bumper to bumper with
nice interior / exterior looks sharp
Suspension is bouncy when going over
bad areas on the road so somthing could
be done to dampen the ride.
Cruise control is unlit on the steering
wheel. A bit hard to operate in the