Save yourself some trouble, and don't even take a second glance at this SUV
Engine has begun to flood (exerting more gasoline into the cylinders than needed), causing my spark plugs to blow three times in one year, and all three catalytic converters to be replaced (costing me a jaw-dropping thousand to fix).
Has what I call a hiccup (a quick jolt) every time I go up a hill. Most likely due to the engine flooding. Very annoying.
Due to flooding, I now get 10 miles (on a good day) to the gallon, as opposed to the advertisement's 24 highway.
Loud, noisy, annoying engine.
Cheap, plastic-y radio and entertainment system.
Accelerator has become loose, but that is to be expected for a car with 112,000 miles on it.
Brakes squeal loudly.
Acceleration has declined noticeably, most likely due to the engine losing power while flooding.
Overall, an unreliable, cheaply-made car, with an engine developed by the car company I've come to loathe: Ford.
Leather seats are amazingly comfortable.
Has a nice, aggressive look for a compact SUV.
Not enough good factors to compensate for the bad.
Overall, horrible engine that Mazda/Ford tried to cover up with a fancy interior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2010