Have had the car for 3 years now. Although the car seems underpowered with the smaller engine the gas mileage is very good, the manual transmission really makes the difference. Comfortable in town and on trips and handles very well. So far has aged well both inside and out despite dogs and kids.
This is an SUV that drives like a car so that it doesn't feel heavy or stiff.
Mazda's paint finishes are not as durable as other cars I have owned.