Great drive for a family car
Of all cars I have owned this one is the delight.
The interior is very nice while not being that of a BMW, Volvo, or the like.
The engine performance for a 2.3 litre straight 4 is just out standing (Semi-Auto version).
The handling is not ‘sporty’ but is responsive. If you take the car to ‘manual shift’ mode it is great fun... Kick the boot down and shift around 5000 RPM for a fun ride.
Mazda services are a bit (not too bad) expensive.
But I have found a good mechanic that is more than capable of handling the service of the car at a better rate while keeping up with service requirements.
If you are looking for a ‘family’ car, this will meet your needs.
If you are looking at a car that meets your family needs but you want fun when out on your own, this is what you are looking for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2008