I bought this car off the showroom floor in '02. In all these years I still get compliments and people are always asking if I just got a new car and what kind it is. It still drives solid and very comfortable. Only routine maint. has ever been required, we've never had any mechanical problems. The controls to everything are conveniant and the car has lots of room. With recent additions to the family I have hsd to purchase a new mini-van, and my husband took over my mazda...I sure do miss it.
This car is comfortable and easy to drive, with great gas milage. The back seat flips downs easy and flat for hauling all kinds of stuff.
My only complaint is the low profile tires. They wear too quickly and are costly to replace. But I suppose she wouldn't look the same without 'em.