For a 10 year old car, with 110k miles on it, this has given me fewer problems than every Civic my friends or I have owned. Nothing beyond routine maintenance and gives me better mileage than a comparable Corolla. Not to mention the most important part - it's a lot more fun to drive than either of them.
I've been driving my 1995 MX-3 V-6 for 6 years now and I'd rank it with any coupe of any make, price range or year! Peppy, great looking, reliable, like any car of the Mazda line. Give it regular mechanical maintenance and a little body TLC and it will love you back. A Porsche tried to race it on the highway the other day--and lost.
I bought this car new February of '96. I've had very little problems with the mechanics of the vehicle. Mostly just routine maintenance (oil change, tires, battery) although earlier this year I did have to replace the right half shaft. It was only a $120 repair and considering I've had the vehicle for more than 7 years I'd say that's not bad. I will be in the market for a new car soon..but I'm not parting with my MX-3. I will probably keep it till it won't drive anymore and fix it up with a body kit or something next year.