I purchased this car new and have had nothing but problems since it fell out of warranty. Knock-sensor was the initial start of the headaches to come. Replaced transmission 6 months ago, I'm pretty sure it needs some work again. O2 sensors, knock-sensors, EGR, crappy gas mileage, can't seem to keep the check engine light off for any length of time, and now the air-bag light is flashing. When I 1st purchased, I questioned the dealer about the hesitation and jerking of the transmission, I was told this was how the Mazda transmission behaved. More like how the Ford Contour tranny behaves.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th April, 2008