After owning Hondas for 25 years I was spoiled. Thought I’d try a Mazda but have been thoroughly disappointed. Firstly the interior design, particularly the console, was poorly designed and the various buttons stopped working within months. Too expensive to fix so I left it. So far I have paid more to fix a 7 year Mazda than I ever paid for 4 Hondas in those 25 years. Have gone back to Honda.
Happy after an accident
I did a lot of research before buying this car for my teen son. He was in a pretty significant accident in the car (he was rear ended on an Interstate). The car is likely totalled, and he didn't have any injuries. The driver seat actually reclined him (not sure if this is safety feature) when his car was thrown from the freeway sliding into a grass median. The seat bottom did break (it was split with the insides of the seat showing). With the speed of impact and the damage to the car I am amazed he walked away unhurt. I will be looking for a replacement with the exact same car.
Does not meet speed performance expectation
Very slow acceleration as if it can not carry her weight. When you accelerate you can feel right away the effect but just sound helpless to move faster. Interior and external style is perfect.