Almost at 200k miles.
My 2007 mazda 3 2.3 automatic is about to hit 200k miles. I bought it used when it had 30k miles. I have done all maintenance myself. The only thing major that has went wrong was transmission control module. I ordered off amazon and replaced myself for fraction of cost. Currently my sunroof is broken but i do not care as long as its closed. My only complaint would be car is not insulated well from outside noise.
Used to love this car.
I have own this car for 11 years now and only put 124,000 miles on it. It has been a local driver and I maintained or serviced it when it was due. My only issue is the transmission is going out. It will jerk or buck when switching between 3rd to 4th gear. I found out this is a common problem with this vehicle to the point where Mazda has replaced the transmission for free if it is still under warranty. My car unfortunately is 13 years old and over the 100,000 miles warranty so I do not qualify. Just makes me sad that I took very good care of this car and I loved driving it but I will probably be looking for another vehicle soon. I did get my money worth for having it as long as I did so that is great I suppose.
Great Lightweight Car
This car is absolutely amazing, it gets me where I need to go, handles well and has been very reliable. Lightweight but I don't feel unsafe in it at all. Great bose sound system. love the red backlighting, it was probably my favorite part because I dislike blue lighting in a vehicle- it's distracting.