Never ever buy a Mazda. They are huge money pits, and built with very cheap parts. I assume that they still build them this way.
All I can say is that I basically have replaced everything on this car, then gave up realizing the whole car is turning into one unified piece of rust. I think they found the cheapest metal they could find, and made all Mazda Proteges with it.
I am writing this to warn others that the Mazda 3s look good, but if I learnt anything from owning this one, it's that it will be nothing but a money pit.
I don't know what you should buy, but I do know what you shouldn't buy, and that is a Mazda.
All Mazdas are pieces of garbage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th April, 2010