A great handling annoyance
Very wind noisy on hwy, especially from roofrack. And even without roofrack.
Low profile tires are $150 to replace per tire (I had to for 2 damaged by potholes)
Mileage is not as good as est. With 60% city, 40% hwy. Avg 22 mpg.
Roof rack whistles. Mazda does not have fix. Couldn't use rack.
Exterior dings very easily.
Parking bumps in city damage bumper paint very easily.
Acceleration is pretty peppy.
Handling is very good.
Hatch functionality is wonderful, especially with hard cover for hatch area.
Sound system is very good. Should be good in order to cover the wind noise on highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th January, 2003