Bought this car when we gave my wife's 2002 Protege 5 to my granddaughter. My wife loved the 2002, so it was natural to stay with Mazda. The car is extremely fun to drive, and the few times we've had it on the highway, we averaged over 33 miles to the gallon. We've had absolutely no problems whatsoever. In fact, I traded a 2006 Toyota Prius for a 2009 Grand Touring I.
Handling is terrific. Overall quality of the car.
Turning radius needed improving, which they have done. Could have better lumbar support. Drivers position is good for my wife, but somewhat uncomfortable for me.