Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Somewhere around Boston
2005 Hatch S Touring, Manual. Just shy of 150,000 miles. Still original clutch (knocking on wood).
First repair at 80,000 miles, passenger side engine mount.
Then front struts at 105,000 miles.
Next it was the right front wheel bearing, I think at 120,000 or so.
Most recent it was the lower arms, bushings were gone, around 135,000.
Did the front brakes once. I think I still have the original in the back.
Rear wheel arches starting to rust were they join the bumper.
Windshield washer pump died, royal pain to change it (remove the front bumper... Really Mazda?????!!!)
This is the car I have had the longest in my whole life. Very happy with it, the engine and transmission are untouched, it still feels and run as new.
Will probably change it next year. 99.99999% chances it will be another 3s hatch.
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