The vehicle in general is ok, the sliding doors are great, space not bad, yet to find all the supposed storage areas, middle seat is a waste of time, but driving position is good. There are faults that seem to be beyond the dealers ability to fix (One touch window lift keeps failing, Seat belt alarm goes off for no reason, has been in to dealer three times), and of course the tyre wear, which according to the dealer is down to the drivers, and not a fault with the car. When I informed them of the same problem being noted within these reviews, even giving them copies, they dismissed them. When I insisted they check tracking etc., they said I would have to pay. I then took it to a local test centre, and had it checked out, they said everything was in spec, but did say they suspect that a mixture of a powerful PAS system and low profile tyres would be enough to badly scrub the tyres, causing the heavy outer and inner tyre wear that many of us are seeing. Have been in touch with Mazda and had no response. Needless to say will not be getting another Mazda.
Ian Alefounder, Merseyside, July 25th 2008