We have 2003 ES model. Fun to drive and
perfectly capable of hauling a family
of 5 with all the cargo. Best handling
and extremely goof-looking interior.
Reliability is questionable - we had
tranny replaced on a long trip when the
car stalled on a highway at 7pm in
December. Had to spend 3 days in
upstate NY on our way to Florida while
waiting for the replacement (at Mazda's
expense). Electric doors frequently
Interior is great. Seats are very
comfortable. Middle row is great when
switching from carrying kids to
Climat control (not available even in
ES). Manual one alaways too cold / too
hot and very dependent on engine speed.
Temperature control needs adjustment
when moving from hwy to town. Electric
doors need some debugging.