Expensive to own, but fun to have if you can pour the $ into it
Not long after buying it, the check engine light came on, and Auto Zone could not tell me what the code meant.
Mazda emblem fell off the back end of the car.
Brakes replaced in the front, and currently needs the back brakes done.
Alternator belt (pretty much the major belt for everything) has been replaced twice, and still squeals when starting the car up and at different times (different conditions).
Replaced the thermostat in the engine not long after buying the car used.
Replaced water pump, timing belt, axle - pretty much everything on right side of engine it felt like about 5 months ago - had a LOT of trouble getting the right seal from the Mazda dealership for the axle, and still worried it's not the right one, 'cause now we have a transmission leak that is like a faucet that has been turned on!
Very comfortable, and loved all the bells and whistles on it, but been a very big headache. When it doesn't have problems, it's a great looking car, and love to drive it, but the problems have all been costly repairs lately, and am currently concerned the transmission will have to be totally replaced.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd January, 2011