I bought this car in late September and broke it in on a 2,000 mile cross-country move. It was the most enjoyable "road trip" experience EVER, the cargo space was great, and the roof rack came in very handy. Acceleration. braking, and gas mileage were great even in the mountains with the car loaded down. It was also great knowing that I was automatically covered by Mazda's roadside assistance program, even though I've never needed to use it. I'm at 9,000 miles now and have had no problems.
handles like a sports car, cargo space, fun little car