So far so good, vehicle has proven to be a good towing workhorse for our boat. Only issue has been the installation of a wiring harness for towing (did not purchase with towing pack). Had to wait until March 2005 for harness to be developed by Mazda as any aftermarket harness would void warranty due to compatibility with design issues. Otherwise it has proven to be a very good vehicle in the snow and loose gravel.
Handling on highway, event when towing. Good brakes, lots of power.
Could improve storage inside of vehicle, add 12v power pickup in the rear, no available mud flaps, lost storage opportunity where spare tire used to reside inside of vehicle, they simply filled the void with foam and covered with a carpeted fixed cover.