The initial quality was flawless. It
has more interior room than any other
car in it's price class. It handles
likes your driving on rails due to the
precise steering, tight suspension and
16 inch tires. The automatic/manual
transmission makes it so fun to drive!!
It can go from 40-70 mph faster than
any small car we have ever driven. The
road noise is far less than our Saturn
SW2 and is more agile and the turning
radius is incredible. The visibility
is good because your not sitting on the
floor boards like the Saturn. It also
has a standard 48000 mile 5yr bumper to
bumper warranty. We are VERY happy
with our purchase!!
Lots of head room!!
Simple instrument cluster
Adjustable seat belt angle
independant 40/60 rear seats
big glove box (that doesn't dump your
stuff when you open it)
It would be nice if you had the option
for a larger engine.
Don't know where to begin. I love the
car as its a fun to drive compact
wagon. However with all the problems
involved with the car it is wearing out
its welcome. Engine gets terrible fuel
economy, shakes and vibrates like
crazy, has no power, and the
transmission is already in need of
replacement (clutch chatter that of
course the dealer can't recreate.
Third gear grinds already and pops out
of gear sometimes when you put it in
there!?! Of course Dealer can't
reproduce problem). Interior door
already worn out and the paint chips
like crazy on the front.
Great handling car. Gets you through
the "hate the earth" SUV slalom
easily. Attactive car with decent
Engine: more power reduce
Transmission: Least Reliable
Transmission I've owned.
Browns Fairfax from what I've
experience doesn't want to fix these
cars under warranty. This might be my
last Mazda now that I hear Ford is
starting to rebadge them back and forth.