We bought this car to "drive the wheels off". We have put few dollars into the car(brakes, emission system) and it still runs great and gets 31 MPG around town. This isn't a car for long trips with the family, but it does what we want it to a low cost.
This car came loaded with extras which make it well worth the price.
IF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT BOUGHT LX
MODELS AND SAID THEY
WERE "UNDERPOWERED" , WHY DIDN'T THEY
BUY THE ES MODEL WITH THE BIGGER
MOTOR ?? I BOUGHT AN ES MODEL WHICH
NOW HAS 210,000 MILES ON IT AS OF JUNE
OF 2004, AND IT STILL GETS UP AND GOES
JUST LIKE IT DID WHEN IT WAS NEW. I
WOULD DEFINITELY BUY ANOTHER ONE.
MAYBE MAZDA HEARD THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT
POWER, I BELIEVE THE 2004 MODELS HAVE
A 2.2 LITER MOTOR IN THEM ....
FUN CAR TO DRIVE !! RROMY ON THE
INSIDE FOR A SMALL CAR. RIDES LIKE A
BIGGER CAR. GOOD GAS MILEAGE.
BUY A MANUAL TRANNY .. THE AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION PROTEGE'S AREN'T NEARLY
AS FUN TO DRIVE, AND THE TRANNY WON'T
LAST NEARLY AS LONG