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By JC on Friday, September 19, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought the car new and it has been the single most fun, reliable, and good looking car I have owned. Go with the S it has a 6 cylinder and I found my leather seats are much more comfortable than cloth. If you arent heavy on accelerator you will get great MPG!"
12 people out of 21 found this review helpful
By Sissy on Thursday, September 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "fast,economical and a lot of power under hood"
Cons: "never been any cons to owning this car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This vehicle has neer given me a days trouble since I bought it. Love my Mazda."
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By JP on Thursday, September 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks sporty. And... that's about it."
Cons: "Poor gas mileage, maneuvers awkwardly"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"We purchased this car used because my wife thought it was 'sporty'. While it has a respectable kick to it when you press on the gas, overall it is a truly disappointing car. The cockpit is small, with your knees constantly banging against the steering column, and the cloth seats simply uncomfortable. Long drives not recommended in this car! Equally disappointing are the following: - Gas mileage. While it boasts a 'combined' 24 MPG rating, with a 15 gallon tank, one should be able to drive much more than 360-370 miles. The truth is, 24 MPG is the norm, and woe be unto you if you are driving it in the city! - Turn circumference: Don't try and do a U-Turn on a two lane street. You will have to back up and crank the wheel to the left again, or drive up on the curve. Tanks have a better turn ratio than this. - A 2007 WITHOUT a USB/MP3 port? SERIOUSLY? - Space: the trunk is long, but not deep, so fits very little. Moreover, using the back seats for storage is equally disappointing with large objects. I actually had to use my father's Ford C-Max to move because that compact car could actually carry MORE. -Desperately needs a 6th gear. If nothing else, it would help the gas mileage. Overall, completely disappointing, and now that paid off, I am getting rid of it ASAP."
5 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Kris K on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "No major mechanical problems. Still going strong"
Cons: "cheap interior build. CHEAP interior build!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I have owned this car since it has been new. Had a slight jerk changing gears from day 1. Dealer could never duplicate. 8 years later and I thought the tranny was going to go. Jerked really hard between 2 and 3. Had to drive in manual mode to control shock. 3 years later a indicator light came on to check throttle body. Cleaned and the car drives pretty smooth again. Mazda had a service bulletin on this and I am frustrated it took so long to diagnose. Interior falling apart. Headliner, glove box clip, ect.... Has been reliable though. Never left me stranded and still looks fairly new."
10 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By Birdman on Friday, August 01, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 151,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great to drive, good power & brakes and handling"
Cons: "Reliability of engine, so-so interior"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Handling, ride, power, amenities are all excellent, especially for the price. May be the best handling front drive car I have ever owned. Body style is good, interior quality is just OK. Only problem I have with this car is the V6 Ford engine it came with - makes good power (220HP) has excellent throttle response, but I don't see the engine lasting 250,000 miles like other Mazdas I have owned."
4 people out of 8 found this review helpful