Ok, I needed something reliable with superior gas mileage for some travelling. Picked this thing up cheap at auction. Engine runs like a top and still quiet. Air conditioner still works. Fairly comfortable to sit in to drive, maybe even more so than my little truck. Drove well bringing it home. Even went up steep paved hill in 3rd which was a very good sign. See some maintenence stuff it needs like new cv boots. Luckily joints havent started clicking yet. (Why doesnt anybody ever check their cv boots?) What I wondered is does anybody out there have experience with one of these. Whats it's weaknesses other than being able to be totalled by a crash with a bicycle? What should I be watching for mechanically? Does timing belt busting instantly destroy this Mazda designed engine? My thinking is probably best to just replace timing belt since I dont know history on this car. It doesnt look like one I would want to do alongside the hiway even if engine is non-interference type.