Tires had to be replaced @ 135,000 miles.
Hatch does not open easily. You have to lock and unlock it a few times first.
When you use the a/c, the air is cold, but water builds up under the passenger side floor mats.
Looks old considering it's been 15 years since it was built.
So far that's it.
This car is great! Since I moved to NYC, I didn't need my '96 Mazda 323 anymore so I sold it. A few years later, I landed a 2nd job, which is inaccessible by subway. So my mechanic friend hooked me up with a nice, cheap car to take me out to Long Island 3 nights a week and so far, no major problems. The tires needed to be replaced at 135,000 miles which is understandable and the hatch doesn't open easily though it does open after a few locking/unlocking maneuvers. The air conditioner is ice cold, but I sometimes find that the floor mats on the passenger side were wet after driving around for 3 hours with the AC on. Overall, the car was well taken care of by the previous owner and everything works perfectly. The radio's still good, and the defoggers, power windows, power locks, and wipers still work like they're brand new. My little car starts up easily even on the coldest days and it has never given me problems when I'm driving in snowy/rainy conditions. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a reliable mode of transportation.