No major problems.
Very comfortable and beautiful. I like it from the outside and inside.
It lacks the storage place. Not only that; the boot is small, but there are not enough drawers and niches to leave stuff. The glove compartment is what it sounds like. Big enough just for a pair of gloves. The door pocket is OK, but that is all of the storage room I have inside.
The car is very nimble and easy to drive. The gear shift moves just with a look. Power steering is superb.
I haven't had such a comfortable soft ride for years. On the highway I drive it well up to 140 km/h. Above that speed, the car is a bit unstable. I have the feeling I will fly out of the curve with 160 km/h. I think this is because the car is a bit narrow. Have in mind that I compare the car with my previous 1993 Mazda 626 station wagon, which is actually a truck pretending to be a car.
The materials of the glove compartment door and the seats are the biggest minus. The plastics are melting on a hot summer days, and start sticking. Awful experience. If some one knows how to remove this stickiness, please share. Thanks.
The leather interior is a must for this car, because the plush material is not durable at all. Alas mine is not the leather one.
The central screen is without navigation. I think the models after 2002 have it. The most important part is that the pleasure of driving is back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2012