Amazing first new car experience!
Turbocharger impeller shaft bent around 75K miles.
I just bought a brand new 2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring and I am now reminiscing about my first new car purchase some 26 years ago.
I was 24 years old, in my first job out of college, and "living large". Man, was this car fun to drive! Very quick from a standstill, but learned early about the torque of front wheel drive with that much turbo-boosted horsepower. You'd better hold on tight to the steering wheel if you were going to stomp on the pedal. Nice tight 5-speed transmission and very responsive turbo. Good handling & braking power, and nicely equipped (CD player, moonroof, oscillating vents).
Drove that car all over the eastern US - lived in Maryland and always volunteered to drive on road trips from NY to FL. In 1993, I traded it in on a new Mazda 626. It was time to grow up...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th May, 2014