C/V joints need to be replaced but not going to add more money into the car. Per the previous owner, C/V joints were replaced at 110,000 miles already.
Brakes replaced at 112,000 miles. Previous owner just had new brakes put on at 98,000 miles and stated that they had nothing but problems with the brakes and alignments of the front end.
Fuel pump replaced at 115,000 miles.
Distributor replaced at 125,000 miles.
Transmission O/D light started flashing and would not go into overdrive at 140,000 miles. Took it to the dealer and they stated that the only thing that needed to be added was a transmission cooler. They quoted me a price for the cooler of $320. Dealer stated that the transmission will fail most definitely if the cooler is not placed. Dealer stated that I would not be able to get the part from anyone but them and that it was not an OEM part. I found the part for $20 and had it put on for $45. Total cost was only $65. It did take care of the flashing but read further down for the transmission issue.
Mass airflow sensor needed to be replaced at 145,000 miles. Dealer cost was $350 which I found and replaced for under $100. Parts still are not cheap.
Transmission is now going. Odometer hit 150,000 exactly and then there was a pop and then the transmission started jerking wildly. It was not necessarily a slip in the transmission it just would not go into any gear even if manually shifting gears. Had it examined by Mazda and they stated that the car needed a transmission cooler again. Well what they did not check was that I had it placed on the car already.
Paint is fading in some spots and the seals around the doors are coming off of the body.