One of the best used cars I've ever owned
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket.
New oil cap for valve cover.
Paint is flaking off of engine hood.
Uses ~1/2 quart of oil every 2-3 weeks.
Sunroof pop-up tends to stick, but slide mechanism works great.
Radio and climate control dashboard lights are out.
In-dash digital clock works occasionally.
Lowest fan speed for heat/AC stopped working.
Had to replaced bolt for power window assembly on passenger side door.
I bought this car from my parents for $700USD when I was in a tough spot and needed basic transportation after my previous car went south.
Despite its problems, this car is working on ~150,000 miles of service and still starts and runs great.
I drive it ~50 miles/day to work and home, its no speedster, but it will get me to where I need in one piece with still 25-30mpg of fuel economy.
This is the second Mazda I've owned. The first was a '79 GLC wagon, and it was just as reliable and fun as this car. Mazda's rock, period.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2006