1996. All the spark plugs went bad while the car was new. Mazda made me replace them 1 by 1. 1997. Recalled switch failed on me while I was on the highway in the early evening- dashboard lights and headlights went out. 1998. Oil pressure valve ($17 part) failed on the highway. Dealer stated must replace engine for $5000, other repair shop replaced camshaft & related parts -$1600. Jan 2001 - Computer ($750 part) went bad. Mar 2002 - 1st gear synchronizer went bad (manual transmission). $1200 to repair using junkyard part. Dealer estimated at least $1900 to fix. 2000. Power antenna froze a year or two ago. ($100 part)2002. Trunk hydraulic hinges no longer hold trunk up. ($112 part)
Wonderful to drive.
Could have used more horsepower. 165 is not enough!