"We have a 94 with 145,000 miles. The car was purchased in 98 with 40,000 miles and has been virtually trouble free until now. It has run great and we have made several out of town trips..but now the bad part -
The valve cover gaskets started leaking and it costs $1500 to fix. The main vacuum hose costs $400 to replace. A lot of the parts have to be bought from the dealer. The leather is shot. The struts and shocks need replacing. The rear window motors are gone.
This is a great car until it gets old and needs repairs. Unless you want one for sentimental reasons, I would stay away from an old one. Don't buy one if it has over 70,000 miles."
"I recently broke the 150K mile mark and I am the original owner. The 929 is still tight and has no major repairs other than the usual oil, tires and timing belt at 60K miles.
Stopped for gas the other day and a couple drove up next to me at the pump. I overheard her ask him what kind of car it was. He said he thought it was "that new 2008 Lexus that just came out". Not bad for a 13 year old Mazda. (I took off all emblems on the back of the car when I bought it new to clean up the look)
Enjoy this great car."