Okay, so at 62 I'm a little outside the core demographic, but who cares. This thing rocks. Highest grin factor since my 1972 Capri V6. But Mazdas are supposed to be like that. What has completely blown me away is the rock solid structure and superb build quality. Wow, what a car. Mileage so far is at 24.5, with a best of 29.9 and worst 20.5, about what I expected. It should improve as I get more miles on it, and if I can keep my foot out of it (nah).
Great driving dynamics. Cool night time interior lighting effects. Did I mention, I love this thing?
Who thought it was a good idea to leave out the temperature gauge? Scope out the backs of the front seats for more rear leg room. Slow down the throttle response a little. Makes it hard to drive smoothly. I've been driving stick shifts for 46 years, so I don't think it's me.