This model is built on a legacy of ultra reliable cars, which seem to last for a long period of time without giving any significant problems. There is no reason to believe that this latest design, in its basic guise will be no different. The car is comfortable, well mannered with good performance and average fuel consumption. The finish and trim is well above average. The dashboard is well laid out with only the fog light and headlamp adjustment switches being awkward to access. The standard sound system is excellent with good depth. The car’s personality is affected by the colour more than many other cars on the road. With silver being the colour Mazda prefer for their advertising. White looks almost sedate and black or racing green look quite sporting. The only point that lets down this model is the choppy or bouncy ride. Don't get me wrong the car handles very well, allot better than the Corolla but it is bouncy on all but he smoothest of surfaces.