Primary Use: Family transportation Absolutely A Great Vehicle To Own, Love It To Death — Quick but by no means fast, great craftsmanship and build quality, no rattling or poor components, nice color and style, cheap to own and maintain, and has lots of space and is great to drive. Primary Use: Commuting to work 5-door Grocery Getter That Feels Like A Go-kart — I bought the car new in 2003 for it's handling, looks,equipment and unparalleled value at the time. I have the 5-speed model with fully loaded option. Cornered like it was on rails. I'll Never Buy Another Mazda Due To Poor Service At Dealer i Think This Car Was A Lemon — Purchased in Dec.
More than I;d had on any other car. . What a shame they don't make them any more. Its a lot of fun to drive especially on curvey mountain roads. It was well worth the money! The interior is just cool with the carbon styling around the radio. Cons: -Engine lacks gusto, especially 5000. At least that's in the best part of the rev range, but it is a bit loud for mile after mile.
They're kind of concave without having aggressive bolsters, so there's no sliding around. That being said, it feels fine in the midrange, just don't expect easy overtaking without dropping a gear or two. Parallel parked like a dream. Primary Use: Commuting to work. Warranties available on every vehicle with extended warranties up to 4 years! I include consent to receive phone calls at the mobile phone number I provided.
Everyday i grow fonder and fonder of the look of this car even though its a wagon. Mobile Phone Number: - - Phone is required. Does get 30mpg at 60 mph, but that speed will get you killed on California interstates. It was a 5-speed manual so we pulled all the power we needed, when needed. There is cruise control, btw I can't speak for the auto. The engine is a bit weak, but handles very well in cornering, and gets great mileage.
Financing available for all Credit Types! The automatic does hunt for the right gear sometimes in the mountains on cruise control, but using the manual shifting road cures that. Only complaint was the intial battery didn't last very long. Overall, a super little car. Mazda only makes cars for enthusiasts. I loved the colour of Laser blue and I had the Tiptronic sport tranny which i enjoyed using.
I haven't seen these mentioned in other reviews here, so maybe it's just me, but they just fit perfectly. Laser Blue Pro5 — This car was great, just reminded me too much of the economy car of which is was based. For the cost of these upgrades, versus the purchase cost of a newer model, I am quite satisfied with the upgrade option. If you want a reasonably priced used car that is fun to drive but practical look at the Protege5. Last Name: Last Name is required. Many much larger, much more powerful cars achieve better highway fuel economy.
I Loveperfect For A Budget An Still Fun And Enjoyable — the only mechanical discomfort is the transmission reverse is where the non existent 6th gear should be and 5th revs too high also a lot of shift jiggle. If you're looking for a cheap, reliable car that makes you smile every trip to the grocery store, look no further. Sometimes you're reminded this engine was for the sedan, which is ~250lbs lighter. It doesn't give up much for its greatness. Standard equipment, interior, fuel economy, headlights, etc.
This is my 5th new mazda in 5 years. Overall very economic so can't complain! Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Other than this shortcoming, it's a lot of car for a little money. This car is a total package its both reasonable and flat out insanely fun to drive. I understand that message and data rates may apply. If you find a twisty road, even better. Some owners have fitted the fifth gear from the related transmission in the Mazda6 to get more of an overdrive.