I bought this car out of the 'wholesale' pen, and it has been one of the BEST cars I have had. It has been my daily driver for over 2 years now. The only thing I had to replace was the starter. I have kept up with the oil changes and maintenance, as it already had 105000 when I bought it. I love my little car and am still driving it today! I plan on buying another Mazda (Mazda6) in the future, but plan to keep this one.
Sport styling, rear spoiler, heated rear window defroster.
I bought my Mazda for $425 with new tires and clutch. I had to replace many aged items(brakes, axle, tie rod, brake hoses, sway bar). The clutch master cylinder was bad, but it lasted. I loved the power my Mazda had and the get-up was great. I smoked many sportscars without even shifting out of 4th. That car had amazing power and unless I was racing the fuel economy was great. One little tap on the gas pedal and your head got thrown back. The front seats had plenty of room, but the back was a little crammed. It ate oil for dinner and you could smell it. I traded the car in when it started to nickel and dime me to death on an Escort. I miss the ol' Mazda and won't forget it's purr.
I loved the power and the comfort. The looks were nice and the interior too.
Cupholders are a must anymore and the handling was loose around corners and brakes were horrible. They clunked and squeaked and never worked well. The e-brake stuck... Definately needed brake improvements.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.